Chichester Chorale

The Chichester Chorale was formed in 2004 under the joint direction of Arthur Robson and Mark Wardell and has given three concerts a year every year since and has also sung the occasional Evensong in Chichester and Salisbury Cathedrals. It has around 40 singers from all walks of life and, because of its association with the University of Chichester, has had a good sprinkling of students from time to time.

Traditionally our spring concert has often been with professional soloists and orchestra or instrumental ensemble in and around Chichester; this has given the choir the opportunity to perform larger works in combination with the University Chamber Choir.

A couple of years ago we had our first choir tour to Bruges, singing at the Menin Gate and various churches in Ghent and beyond.

Over the years repertoire has included:
Beethoven Mass in C, Brahms Requiem, Britten St Nicolas, Bruckner Motets, Byrd motets, Charpentier Te Deum, Elgar part-songs, Faure Requiem, Handel Coronation Anthems, Messiah, Eternal Source of Light Divine, Haydn Creation, St Nicholas Mass, Little Organ Mass, Te Deum, Nelson Mass, Insanae vanae curae, Mendelssohn Choral Symphony, Mozart Mass in C, Mass in D major, Mass in D minor, Solemn Vespers, Palestrina motets, Stanford part-songs, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bb, Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Verdi Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus.

The Chichester Chorale is an auditioned group of singers and the quality of the singing over the years has been very high; sight-reading is an important skill which aids speed of learning and the range of repertoire and everyone is expected to be competent in this area.

For more information or to arrange an audition, please contact our Musical Director, Tom Robson by email (

Events by this performer
July 5, 2024
Tom Robson, conductorChichester Chorale Schubert – Mass in G & motets by Brahms & Bruckner Chichester Chorale perform Franz Schubert’s famous Mass in G alongside glorious music by Johannes Brahms, including How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings, and hauntingly-beautiful motets by...
April 6, 2024
Tom Robson, conductorChichester Chorale The first half features glorious music from the renaissance featuring Juan Gutierrez de Padilla‘s Missa Ego Flos Campi for double choir and works by Giovanni Croce, Alonso Lobo and Clemens non Papa. The second half sees...
December 2, 2023
Tom Robson, conductor Chichester Chorale present a concert of music suitable for Advent and Christmas. The programme celebrates the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Byrd as well as showcasing a new piece by British composer Michael Higgins Christmas...
July 7, 2023
Chichester Chorale presents music by Henry Purcell, including his Birthday Ode for Queen Mary ‘Come ye Sons of Art’. The Chorale is conducted by Tom Robson and accompanied by the Chichester Chamber Ensemble in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory....
April 22, 2023
Fauré RequiemMendelssohn Hear My PrayerVaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs Tom Robson, conductorJames Parker trebleAndrew Rupp baritone​Richard Pearce organ Chichester Chorale presents Gabriel Fauré’s iconic Requiem, alongside masterpieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tickets £15 are available online and...
December 3, 2022
The Christmas Oratorio retells the well-known tale of the Birth of Jesus Christ, using familiar English texts and set to music by Ex-King’s Singer and leading British Composer Bob Chilcott. The first half of the programme showcases Advent and Christmas...
July 9, 2022
Join the Chichester Chorale and The Chichester Chamber Ensemble in the idyllic setting of Boxgrove Priory for an uplifting evening of music by G. F. Handel, directed by Tom Robson. The programme is based around Handel’s sublime Coronation Anthems, which includes...