Festival of Chichester

The 2022 festival will run from Saturday 11 June to Sunday 10 July.

The Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year in the historic city of Chichester. Classical music, rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, theatre, exhibitions, poetry, books, talks, walks, cinema and much more.

We are pleased to welcome both local and international performers of the highest calibre to our historic city.

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    June 11, 2022
    This Bernardi Music Group open-air concert will make the opening of the festival, with movements from Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony No 6 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.  Founded by Andrew Bernardi in 1989 to inspire all ages of the community to share and benefit from...
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    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...
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    July 8, 2022
    Enjoy an evening of classical guitar music with Linda Kelsall-Barnett and Zoe Barnett, in the wonderful setting of Christ Church Chichester. A wide range of repertoire will include works played on nineteenth-century guitars and more recent compositions on modern instruments....
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    July 8, 2022
    After the resounding success of its last festival appearance, the Parnassian Ensemble makes a welcome return with a new programme of beautiful baroque music. Perfect for a summer’s evening. Composers include Bach, Telemann, Purcell and Castello. Sophie Middleditch – recorders...
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    July 7, 2022
    Conductor Gergely Madaras brings the internationally renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra back to Chichester with one of the highlights of the festival. An exciting programme of masterpieces includes Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6 ‘Pathétique’ and Leonard Elschenbroich as...
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    July 6, 2022
    Roger Clayden – cello and Christopher Taylor – piano.A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme: Johannes Brahms – Sonata in E minor; Allegro non troppo & Allegretto quasi MenuettoAnton Rubinstein – Melody in FFelix Mendelssohn – Spring Song from Song...
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    July 5, 2022
    Elena Toponogova (piano) returns with a delightful programme featuring a hand-picked ensemble of star musicians. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Elena is a prize-winner in international competitions and has toured widely across Europe. Her programme includes Prokofiev,...
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    July 5, 2022
    Roger Clayden – cello and Christopher Taylor – piano.A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme:Vaughan Williams – Six Studies in English Folk Song: “Lovely on the water”, “Spurn Point”, “Van Dieman’s Land”, “She borrows some of her mother’s gold”, “The...
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    July 4, 2022
    Roger Clayden – cello and Christopher Taylor – piano.A 60-minute cello and piano concert. Programme:JS Bach – Air on a G String from Suite No. 3 in D minorJS Bach – Ave MariaDmitri Schostakowitsch – Moderato & TarantellaMaurice Ravel –...
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    July 3, 2022
    Holger Skepeneit travels effortlessly through styles, centuries, and musical traditions. Always speaking in his own distinctive voice, the pieces lead to often unexpected, but always fulfilling places and have an easy aesthetic appeal without being superficial. In the keenly anticipated...
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    July 1, 2022
    Pavlos Carvalho – cello; Louisa Lam – piano. Lyrically soulful and heart thumpingly virtuosic music from around the world, from Chopin, Dvorak, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Villalobos and Piazzolla. Music from the wild extremes of Hungarian folk music, the calm beauty of...
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    July 1, 2022
    String trio:Jonathan Strange – violinJonathan Welch – violaRoger Clayden – cello Programme:Joseph Eybler String Trio Opus. 2Beethoven String Trio No. 3 Opus 9 No. 2. Visit the Festival of Chichester website for further details.
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    June 30, 2022
    23-year-old saxophone superstar Jess Gillam has wowed audiences with her dazzling virtuosity since being a finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition. She joins the London Mozart Players in Chichester for an evening that balances Mozart and Haydn with...
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    June 30, 2022
    Tesoro, a local tenor/soprano classical crossover duo, is coming to the Chichester Assembly Rooms this June with a wealth of music from the world of contemporary classical, opera, musical theatre and film, including La Traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Turandot, Les Miserables, West...
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    June 27, 2022
    St. Richard Singers, “still quiring” after 50 years, bring us “the touches of sweet harmony” for a summer’s evening. This programme particularly celebrates the music of several British master composers, including Parry, Elgar and Finzi, and in this anniversary year...
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    June 27, 2022
    A stunning display of talent from some of the world’s finest young musicians! The pupils of the internationally-renowned Yehudi Menuhin School give many concerts each year, touring throughout the UK and Europe. Their ‘Showcase’ concerts treat audiences to solo, duo...
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    June 26, 2022
    Cellists Christopher Allan, Michael Atkinson, Adrian Bradbury and Ben Rogerson return to Chichester with an astonishingly varied programme promising to take us from Puccini to Piazzolla, and from the Renaissance to a brand new work by jazz king composer Guy...
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    June 26, 2022
    Henry Purcell’s most famous opera includes sparkling baroque favourites to start the evening. Full orchestra, choir and soloists featuring Orbita Baroque Orchestra from the University of Chichester Conservatoire. Visit the Festival of Chichester website for further details.
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    June 25, 2022
    The multi-award-winning classical guitarist Jonathan Ross Parkin will be your guide through a surprising, dazzling and intimate portrait of the guitar’s journey through Bach’s Brandenburg, Beethoven’s Vienna towards its cultural and spiritual home in Spain. Visit the Festival of Chichester...
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    June 24, 2022
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    June 22, 2022
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    June 17, 2022
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    June 17, 2022
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    June 12, 2022
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    June 18, 2022
    Read a preview. Programme:Will Todd -Mass in BlueAlexander L’Estrange – Songs of a Rainbow NationMass in Blue was written by Will Todd in 2003. A wonderful fusion of sacred choral music and jazz, that has become an established part of choral...