The Chichester Singers celebrate their 70th anniversary

There will be huge extra significance to The Chichester Singers’ Festival of Chichester concert this year: it will be their 70th anniversary concert (Chichester Cathedral, Saturday, June 17, 7.30pm).

On the night their programme will comprise Chilcott – Dances of Time; Stanford – Songs of the Fleet; and Assersohn – A Drop of Nelson’s Blood.

Remarkably Jonathan Willcocks is only the second musical director the Chichester Singers have had in those seven decades together: “In the very earliest days when it was just a group of teachers it’s not quite clear who the director was but since then it is only been myself and Anne Lawrence,” Jonathan says (Anne from 1952-1979 and then Jonathan from 1979 when Anne was taken ill and sadly died).

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