Portsmouth Cathedral music events

Portsmouth Cathedral

Noticeboard posts:
10.04.24 Profile: Roger Sayer, organist, and “Interstellar” event at Portsmouth Cathedral
27.01.24 Review: Karen Kingsley at “Lunchtime Live!”
18.11.23 Review: Anthony Gritten
09.11.23 Katie Wilkinson, viola, at “Lunchtime Live!”
08.09.23 Varvara Maggs at “Lunchtime Live!”
14.05.23 Profile: Alastair Ross, countertenor and choral director
03.02.23 Catherine Lawlor & Valentina Seferinova
24.03.23 Simeon Walker

As well as its regular and special services, Portsmouth (Anglican) Cathedral is home to a number of events and concerts throughout the year, including music and exhibitions.

At Portsmouth Cathedral you will find a much-acclaimed Cathedral Choir of men and boys, Cantate (a choir which features our Girl Choristers as well as an opportunity for newly changed voices to continue singing); a close harmony group (formed from our Choral Scholars, see the video below for an idea of what a typical year is like), Cathedral Consort (mixed adults); superb Organ playing by our resident team of musicians, Jazz and a myriad of groups and orchestras performing concerts.

Our Cathedral Sing programme seeks to work with as many young people in our city and diocese to spread our passion for singing. Our newest project ‘Choir Church’ aims to found a new congregation through the power of music and singing at St James’ Church, Milton.

Music is at the heart of the Cathedral’s many cathedral and diocesan responsibilities and the Music Department plays as full a role as possible in this regard.

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    June 21, 2024
    David Price is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Before he came to Portsmouth he was Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral having previously held Organ Scholarships at Rochester Cathedral and Croydon Parish Church. Tickets £11.50, concessions £5.70....
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    June 7, 2024
    Read preview notes. Roger Sayer is an English organist and was Director of Music at the Temple Church in central London for 10 years until 2023 when he relinquished the position to pursue a freelance career. He was previously Organist...
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    May 17, 2024
    Charles Harrison is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral, where he directs the choir of boys and men, which sings eight services each week, broadcasts frequently on national radio and makes regular tours abroad. Tickets £11.50, concessions...
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    May 3, 2024
    Michael James Organ Scholar at Portsmouth Cathedral and incoming History undergraduate at the University of Cambridge with the organ scholarship at Emmanuel College (starting in October 2024). Tickets £11.50, concessions £5.70. Organised by Portsmouth Cathedral music events.
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    July 4, 2024
    For the final recital of our summer Lunchtime Live series, we welcome Italian harpist Francesca Romana di Nicola. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post...
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    June 20, 2024
    In the second of two visits for this term, The Portsmouth Grammar School presents a group of their skilled young musicians. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free...
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    June 13, 2024
    Portsmouth Cathedral’s current Michael James Organ Scholar, Nora Rechel, gives today’s recital on our wonderful Nicholson organ. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    June 6, 2024
    Today’s recital is given by a group of talented young music students from Portsmouth High School, led by Director of Music George Tinsley. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly...
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    May 23, 2024
    Violinist Fumi Otsuki returns to Portsmouth Cathedral with pianist Gisela Meyer, to play a programme of music by Grieg, Stenhammar and Elgar, as well as Fumi’s own Piano Sonatina. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral...
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    May 16, 2024
    Today’s recital is a programme of songs given by operatic soprano Mehreen Shah, accompanied by pianist Jamie Gunn. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post...
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    May 9, 2024
    For today’s organ recital we welcome Roger Judd, former Master of Music at St Michael’s College, Tenbury and organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation...
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    May 2, 2024
    Read a review. Today’s recital is given by a trio of local wind players, including clarinettist Rob Blanken. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post...
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    April 18, 2024
    In the first of two visits for this term, a group of talented young music students from The Portsmouth Grammar School give a programme of instrumental music. This recital will be in St Thomas’s Chapel. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events....
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    April 25, 2024
    For today’s recital we welcome Jeffrey Williams, former organist of Romsey Abbey now based in Cornwall, to play our splendid Nicholson organ. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated;...
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    April 11, 2024
    To begin the summer series, Cathedral Sub-Organist Sachin Gunga plays a programme of Easter music on our fine Nicholson organ. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking...
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    March 16, 2024
    Handel’s spectacular and moving choral masterpiece, sung by the Portsmouth Cathedral Choirs with Capelle Baroque, and directed by David Price. We welcome you to join us in the intimate surroundings of Portsmouth Cathedral, for an authentic performance of Handel’s oratorio...
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    March 15, 2024
    The Friends of Portsmouth Cathedral and Red Priest present a concert in the round concert in the stunning Quire at Portsmouth Cathedral. Red Priest has been at the cutting edge of baroque music performance for over a quarter of a...
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    March 14, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry –post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    March 7, 2024
    Read a review. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Read a recent interview with Ivory Duo. Natalie Tsaldarakis and Panayotis Archontides, the Ivory Duo piano ensemble Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking...
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    February 22, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry –post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    February 15, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry –post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    February 8, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry –post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    February 1, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    January 25, 2024
    Read a review. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    January 18, 2024
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page. Free entry – post recital donation greatly appreciated; no booking required.
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    November 16, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Read a review. Visit the series web page.
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    November 9, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Read a review. Katie studied at the Royal College of Music and subsequently joined the acclaimed Brindisi Quartet with whom she performed extensively at major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and the US. She...
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    November 2, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page.
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    October 12, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page.
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    October 5, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Read a review. Read a profile of the Ivory Duo. Dolly Suite – Gabriel FauréWaltz from the Masquerade Suite – Aram KhachaturianLydia Suite – Miklos RozsaAt the Rivoli – Hugh ShrapnelFinale – Hugh BenhamPeer Gynt...
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    September 28, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page.
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    September 21, 2023
    By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page.
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    September 14, 2023
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    September 7, 2023
    Read a review. By Portsmouth Cathedral music events. Visit the series web page.
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    July 1, 2023
    Read a review. Stanford Chamber Chorale (California, USA) With performances hailed as “Choral singing of the highest order; exquisite singing with polished refinement” by Craig Jessop, former Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (now the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square)...
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    July 6, 2023
    Read a review. This is the 3rd in a series of concerts featuring works from the forthcoming CD “Myths and Legends”.It will also feature the public premiere of a work especialy written for the project by the well known Ian...