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Please see the Noticeboard for an announcement about the change of name: FMG becomes Chichester Music Society!

Chichester Music Society (CMS), formally Funtington Music Group, meets nine times a year, in the evening and usually on the second Wednesday of the month, at the Chapel of the Ascension at the University of Chichester on the Bishop Otter Campus, not far from the centre of the City of Chichester.

The Society’s annual musical programme is full of variety and includes concert appearances by well-known artists and ensembles, illustrated lecture-recitals and guest appearances by international celebrities.

CMS has developed a most enjoyable and mutually rewarding relationship with the University and is grateful for the support it receives both from the Vice-Chancellor and the Head of Music, Ben Hall. In return, the Society provides the concert opportunity and the prizes for the popular Annual Student Showcase Concert, as well as bursaries for deserving students.

Society members pay an annual fee for the programme of nine events and receive a generous discount on the individual ticket price.

Visitors are welcome to any meeting. Tickets at £15 are available at the door from 7.15pm or may be pre-booked on 01243 378900.

See also the entries for the University of Chichester.

Noticeboard posts:

Preview: Chichester Music Society: “Continuum” presents an Evening of J S Bach and Sons 23/12/2020
Review: Chichester Music Society – David Owen Norris
Chichester Music Society: David Owen Norris: ‘A path of his own discovery’: Beethoven at the piano 25/11/2020
Review: Martino Tirimo and Atsuko Kawakami, Chichester Music Society
Preview: Chichester Music Society: Martino Tirimo & Atsuko Kawakami Piano Duo: ‘The Dance in Music’ 08/11/2020
“Beethoven the Revolutionary” with Angela Zanders 10/10/2020
Erin on a High Note! 07/10/2020
Obituary: Chris Coote – a fine pianist and accompanist
Soprano Erin Alexander to sing for Chichester Music Society 27/09/2020
Chichester Music Society: livestream of Pavlos Carvalho playing Bach Cello Suites on 9 September 07/09/2020
Chichester Music Society Autumn Programme 20/07/2020
Chichester Music Society’s June newsletter 26/05/2020
The Funtington Music Group becomes Chichester Music Society 13/04/2020
The Parnassius Piano Duo offer Chichester concert 07/03/2020
London Bridge Trio thrill Funtington Music Group audience 28/02/2020
The London Bridge Trio to perform for Funtington Music Group 07/02/2020
Quality 2020 programme ahead for Funtington Music Group 12/01/2020
Christmas concert coming up for Funtington Music Group 09/12/2019
Preview: The Funtington Music Group: The Ruisi Quartet 10/11/2019
Review, with video: Piers Adams with Crispin Ward and ​​the Chichester University Chamber Orchestra 19/05/2019
Piers Adams invited to play a world première with Crispin Ward and the Chichester University Chamber Orchestra 05/05/2019
Preview: The Funtington Music Group’s University of Chichester Student Showcase Concert 12/04/2019
Exciting Chichester programme ahead for Funtington Music Group 12/01/2019

Upcoming concerts:

Wed, 10 Feb 12:00am Chichester Music Society: The Ensemble Reza Sextet The Chapel, University of Chichester
Wed, 10 Mar 7:30pm Chichester Music Society: Chichester University Chamber Orchestra The Chapel, University of Chichester
Wed, 14 Apr 7:30pm Chichester Music Society: University of Chichester Student Showcase Concert The Chapel, University of Chichester
Wed, 12 May 7:30pm Chichester Music Society: Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars The Chapel, University of Chichester
Wed, 12 Jan 7:30pm Chichester Music Society: “Continuum” presents an Evening of J S Bach and sons The Chapel, University of Chichester

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