South Downs Soloists: The Beauty of the Earth

St John’s Chapel, St John’s Street, Chichester PO19 1UR on 28th May 2022 at 19.30 pm.

The Dekker Trust is a West Sussex based local charity set up to support social needs in the local area and are proud to sponsor an evening performance by the South Downs Soloists in aid of Stonepillow. The concert will be held in the acoustically wonderful space of St John’s Chapel just off East Street in Chichester. The venue is ideally suited for an intimate experience of glorious singing by a chamber choir.

South Downs Soloists are an exciting professional ensemble of eight singers, based in Chichester, aiming to perform well-loved and unusual repertoire in a vibrant, full-voiced manner. They are proud to present our concert ‘The Beauty of the Earth’ on 28th May. The a-capella choir is directed by George Haynes (a Lay Vicar of Chichester Cathedral). The concert features music, both sacred and secular, celebrating nature. Benjamin Britten’s lively and moving Five Flower Songs stand alongside madrigals of Wilbye and Byrd, while sacred texts are set vividly by Gibbons and Lassus, amongst others.

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Tickets at £18 are available by emailing You will then receive instructions on how to pay online and tickets will be sent electronically to you. Tickets will also be available at the door, but as the venue has limited capacity we would strongly recommend you book well in advance to secure a place. All net proceeds will go to Stonepillow.

You may also book tickets by post enclosing a SAE to: The Dekker Trust, 4 High Meadow, Bell Lane, Cocking, West Sussex GU29 0EZ. Stonepillow is a Chichester and Arun District-based charity that provides help to homeless people. Its aim is to provide a recovery journey for its clients focusing on the key areas of health, housing and work. Stonepillow operates Hostels and Hubs in Chichester and Bognor Regis, together with a Recovery Service, Supported Accommodation and Rough Sleeper Team. More details about this important charity can be found at

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