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 Rose Consort of Viols are: Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks.
By Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
Great Lord of Lords
In Nomine a5 No. 1
If ye be risen again with Christ
By Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623)
Most mighty and all-knowing Lord
In Nomine a5 No. 1
Christ rising again from the dead
By Clement Woodcock (c.1540–1590)
In nomine a5 No. 3
By William Byrd (c.1540–1623)
In nomine a5 No. 4
By Orlando Gibbons
See, see the Word is incarnate
The Rose Consort of Viols takes its name from the celebrated family of viol makers, whose work spanned the growth and flowering of the English consort repertoire. The Consort performs throughout the UK and Europe, has appeared regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls, and has also featured at festivals in Canada and the USA, and as a guest ensemble at the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering in Hawaii. Concerts frequently include guest singers such as Emma Kirkby and Clare Wilkinson; the vocal groups Red Byrd, Stile Antico and the BBC Singers; and lutenists Jacob Heringman and Elizabeth Kenny. The Consort has received awards for its research and performance of newly devised programmes, and has investigated some of the earliest viol consort repertory using instruments modelled on those painted by Lorenzo Costa in 1497. Recent engagements have included performances with the Cathedral Choir in Oslo, for Early Music Days in Bratislava, and a performance of music from an early sixteenth-century songbook in Bologna. The Rose Consort has made a number of highly acclaimed recordings, including Adoramus Te, with music by Byrd and Philips (shortlisted in the 2015 Gramophone Awards); Serenissima, featuring Renaissance consort music from around Europe played on Venetian-style viols (selected as ‘Chamber Choice’ by BBC Music Magazine); Mynstrelles with Straunge Sounds, using the ‘Costa’ viols; and most recently Exiled, with music by Richard Dering and Peter Philips. Members of the Rose Consort are in demand as tutors on courses at Benslow Music and throughout the world. roseconsort.co.uk.
Performing alongside the Rose Consort of Viols is the Cathedral Choir. The choir at Chichester Cathedral has long been admired for the exceptional quality and beauty of its singing. The choir is at the heart of the Cathedral’s pattern of daily worship, and we are working hard to secure its future, investing in a first-class musical and academic education for choristers. The choir at Chichester Cathedral has long been admired for the exceptional quality and beauty of its singing. The choir is at the heart of the Cathedral’s pattern of daily worship, and we are working hard to secure its future, investing in a first-class musical and academic education for choristers.