The Southern Cathedrals Festival in Chichester

A rich and varied musical programme is the promise at Chichester Cathedral this summer as it hosts the annual Southern Cathedrals Festival from July 18-21.

For a full list of festival events and information on how to buy tickets, visit the Cathedral website or the Southern Cathedral Festival Website at

Message from the organisers:

We are delighted to invite you to the Southern Cathedrals Festival, and to an exciting programme of events, performances and services held in Chichester Cathedral and other iconic venues around the city centre.

The 400th anniversary of Heinrich Schutz’s Psalmen Davids falls this year. Pieces from this exquisite collection feature in two of the concerts, and a wealth of psalm settings, old and new, are explored throughout the Festival.

Three choral concerts take their place in the programme alongside four services (one recorded for broadcast by the BBC), recitals of songs and organ music, a performance by the superb West Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra, and evening entertainment in the Deanery marquee.

The Festival culminates in a performance of one of the greatest achievements of Western music, J S Bach’s St John Passion, in which the choirs are joined by an exciting line-up of soloists, and the acclaimed period-instrument orchestra Florilegium.

The Festival is a rich celebration of the friendship between our three cathedrals. We look forward to welcoming our extended family of audience members, worshippers, patrons, and musicians, and to sharing the Festival with you.

Charles Harrison Chichester Cathedral
David Halls Salisbury Cathedral
Andrew Lumsden Winchester Cathedral

Please see this page for the actual listings.

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