Formed in 2005 by Arthur Robson & Mark Wardell, The Chichester Chorale has gained a strong reputation for high-quality singing and music making.
In 2009, Mark moved away from the area, and Arthur took sole charge of the choir, although continued to invite Mark back to accompany the choir in concerts whenever available.
Performing three concerts per year, two years ago the choir embarked on its first European tour to Bruges and sing in various wonderful venues including St Michael’s Church, Ghent & at the Menin Gate.
After 42 years teaching, 27 of which as Principal Lecturer and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Chichester, as well as 13 years directing the Chichester Chorale, Arthur decided to reitre in December 2018.
Having always been such a happy family, it was perhaps only natural that Arthur would pass on the reigns to one of his very talented offspring. Arthur’s youngest son, Tom, who works mostly as a professional singer based in London, had the pleasure of conducting the ensemble when each year they collaborated with the University of Chichester choirs, where Tom was also a Lecturer in Choral Studies, has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps once again, and takes up the role of Musical Director of the Chichester Chorale in January 2019.