Chichester Cathedral’s popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.
The Brighton Chamber Ensemble is a flexible group of Sussex musicians, who perform in ensembles of between 2 and 8 players. The performers in this concert are:
Rachel Ellis (violin)
Rachel won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied with Jaroslav Vanecek. She then worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and played second violin in the Dove String quartet. Rachel has taught at Christ’s Hospital School for 15 years and has co-led the Horsham Symphony Orchestra for 12 years, performing the Elgar and Sibelius concertos with them.
Ros Hanson-Laurent (viola)
Ros studied at RNCM at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with Alan George and Suzie Mezaros before working in Bermuda for the Menuhin Foundation. She was head of strings at Benenden School for many years and currently teaches at Brighton College and Roedean College. Until recently she was principal viola of the Sussex Symphony Orchestra with whom she performed the Walton Concerto.
Siriol Hugh-Jones (cello)
Siriol studied in Moscow with Prof. Igor Gavrysh and later Olga Galochkina. She was a member of Dartington Festival Orchestra for 10 years, and co-founded both the Montpellier Cello Quartet (which recorded and toured with jazz singer Claire Martin) and the Brighton Chamber Ensemble. She now combines her performance work with work as a freelance translator from German and Russian.
Stephen Carroll-Turner (piano)
Stephen studied music at Edinburgh University. He subsequently worked for Bosendorfer Pianos as UK concert technician and now has a busy career as a piano technician and restorer, specialising in action redesign. He performs regularly as soloist, accompanist and as a member of various chamber groups including the Brighton Chamber Ensemble and the Kelleth Piano Trio.
Peter Copley* – Partita for Piano Quartet (2000-2005)
1. Miniature Overture (Scale Model)
4. Improvisations on a theme by Paul Carr
WA Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat, K493
* Peter Copley is a composer, cellist and pianist based in Hove. He studied composition at the RAM, and with Hans Keller. He is a visiting tutor at Oxford and Sussex Universities, an Associate lecturer for the Open University, and a co-founder of New Music Brighton. His Partita for Piano Quartet is dedicated to his friend, composer Paul Carr.