Chichester Music Society


Noticeboard posts:
12.02.24 Preview: Chichester Music Society Sponsored Workshop & Concert
12.01.24 End of the line for Chichester Music Society
08.12.23 Virtuoso Finale!
30.10.23 Review: Miriam Teppich (violin) & Pavlos Carvalho (cello)
21.09.23 Review: Chichester Music Society – Champagne Quartet with Erin Alexander
07.08.23 Review: David Tinsley Memorial Concert – Brilliant Endymion!
12.06.23 Changes afoot at the Chichester Music Society
30.03.23 Julia Bishop (violin)
01.03.23 Pavlos Carvalho and friends
16.01.23 CMS Bursary Holders Concert review
29.10.22 Chichester University Chamber Orchestra with Miranda Dale – & 19.11.22 review
23.10.22 The Rosamunde Trio
21.10.22 The Continuum Ensemble
04.09.22 More members are needed as times remain challenging for the Chichester Music Society
29.09.22 Paul Guinery

Chichester Music Society (CMS), formerly Funtington Music Group, meets in the evening and usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Society events take place in the Chapel (Cloisters in winter months) of 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 and the provision of a musical instrument library.

Society members pay an annual fee (£60 for the 2023 programme of six 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.

Performer Details
    Events by this performer
    April 19, 2024
    A CMS-sponsored workshop & concert Preview notes. With Red Priest: Piers Adams – recordersJulia Bishop – violinAngela East – celloDavid Wright – harpsichord And featuring students of the University of Chichester Baroque Orchestra, directed by Julia Bishop in a performance of Telemann’s...
    November 14, 2023
    In the University Cloisters – please note venue Simon Callaghan returns to CMS with virtuoso Serbian accordionist, Milos Milivojevic (pictured). During lockdown the duo explored the repertoire for accordion and piano (which, to quote Simon, “works wonderfully, with so many...
    September 12, 2023
    Read a review. CMS is delighted to welcome back the Champagne Quartet, featuring former CMS Bursary holder & prizewinner Erin Alexander. Their new programme will include music from the great Italian operas, including, Mozart, Verdi and Puccini. Featuring opera singers...
    June 13, 2023
    CMS is delighted to welcome the Endymion Ensemble for this concert dedicated to the memory of its late Chairman, David Tinsley. Read a preview and a review. The ‘brilliant Endymion’ (Sunday Times) last visited CMS as a trio in June...
    May 13, 2023
    Read a review. Pavlos Carvalho – celloJonathan Willcocks – conductor Mendelssohn – Hebrides OvertureWagner – Siegfried IdyllSaint-Saens – Cello concerto in A minorBeethoven – Symphony no. 7 in A Visit the concert page for tickets. Entry is free to Chichester...
    April 18, 2023
    Olivia Westall, voiceLife I’ve never led, Sister ActWait a bit, Just soMaybe this time, CabaretAt Last Etta James Olivia Westall is a Level 5 ‘Musical Theatre Cabaret’ student, at Chichester Conservatoire. In her spare time, you’ll find Olivia working on...
    March 7, 2023
    Read a review. A lecture-recital entitled ‘The Devil’s Instrument’ including music by Bach, Telemann & Biber: G.Telemann – solo Fantasy no.1 in B flatH. Biber – Passacaglia in G minorJS Bach – Allegro Assai from solo Sonata no 3 in...
    February 7, 2023
    Read preview notes. Pavlos Carvalho together with two friends, Miriam Teppich and Jakob Fichert, will be playing some wonderful music for piano trio including trios by Mendelssohn & Ravel. Phil Hewitt has just interviewed Pavlos about the forthcoming concert and...
    January 17, 2023
    In the University of Chichester Cloisters “The Nocturne in 19th Century Music and Art” Peter Medhurst makes a welcome return to CMS with this evening’s lecture recital. In 1859 when Franz Liszt edited the Nocturnes of the Irish composer John...
    October 4, 2022
    Read a review. The Continuum Ensemble – led by Elizabeth Walker (flute) – will be performing music by J.S. Bach and his sons. The ensemble is a quartet of accomplished musicians all of whom have many recordings to their names,...
    October 18, 2022
    Read a review. The world-renowned Rosamunde Trio, Martino Tirimo (piano) – Ben Sayevich (violin) – Daniel Veis (cello), make a rare appearance in Chichester, playing two masterpieces for the piano trio by Schubert & Tchaikovsky. The three international soloists who...
    September 13, 2022
    Read a preview – and a review. Paul Guinery gives regular recitals throughout the UK, recently releasing a recording of works for solo piano by Rachmaninov. He works extensively with Harmoniemusik performing regularly at concerts throughout the UK and Europe....
    June 8, 2022
    This event will take place in the Elizabeth Swann room of the University’s Music Department, a minute’s walk from the Chapel.This event was originally to feature Julia Bishop, a violinist who specialises in Baroque music, but she is unwell. However...
    Read a review. Always popular with members is the annual Showcase Concert when the most talented University of Chichester music students perform a special concert for the society. Supported by the Robert Headley Memorial Fund. Read preview notes. The event...
    March 9, 2022
    Born into a professional music family, Chris Beaumont began studying piano at the age of 6 with Muriel Jones. Science has been a great interest throughout his life, in particular Astronomy, which was inspired by the work of Sir Patrick...
    December 13, 2022
    Read a review. This is a special benefit event for Christmas and features some of our recent bursary holders. A retiring collection will be made at the end of the concert and all proceeds will go to CMS charities for...
    November 8, 2022
    Read a preview, an article in Sussex World and a review. In this special concert, the Orchestra will feature music for the baroque trumpet, performing on trumpets presented to the orchestra by CMS last year. The programme will enable a...
    May 11, 2022
    Read a preview and a review. Available on demand for 4 weeks. Bradley Creswick and Margaret Fingerhut, both renowned musicians in their own right, last performed for the Society in September 2019 with a programme of French masterpieces and a...