Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: English Piano Trio

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Jane Faulkner, violin
Pal Banda, cello
Timothy Ravenscroft, piano

Haydn Trio in G minor, Hob.XV:19
Francis Edward Bache Trio, op. 25

The English Piano Trio has played together for 30 years and has performed on London and European concert platforms.

Although well known for their interpretation of music of the classical period, the Trio has commissioned and recorded 20th and 21st century repertoire. Their CD for Naxos of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold was part of a Gramophone Award winning series. Commissions for their 20th anniversary resulted in works by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. The Trio also researches lesser known composers and these have included London performances and recording for Dutton Epoch of the English composer Francis E Bache (1833-1858), a premiere performance of the composer Johanna Senfter in Germany, and at the invitation of the Gurney Trust, premiere performances in Bristol of Ivor Gurney’s two piano trios.

The English Piano Trio regularly collaborates with other musicians and actors creating semi – staged performances. Their own scripts feature specific composers or events. Amongst many, highlights have been ‘On the Danube’ with Timothy West as narrator, and a performance at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, of music by Shostakovich coupled with verse by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

For a number of seasons the Trio presented recitals at Bristol’s Colston Hall recital room, in collaboration with visiting international orchestras.

The Trio released a CD in 2023 for the English Music label of works by the English composer Rutland Boughton.

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. There is a retiring collection. We suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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