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Nearby: Chichester

'Presents a season of six top quality concerts every year between October and March in the historic setting of the Assembly Room in the Chichester Council House.'

* Chichester Chamber Concerts
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)354
PERFORMANCES

‘Each year, the Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech provides an opportunity for many hundreds of young people to perform in public and benefit from advice and encouragement from acknowledged experts in their field. Running the Festival is a complex, demanding task and fortunately we have a committed, enthusiastic and capable team of volunteers, but we always need more help. Perhaps you could become part of our team. It needn’t be a major commitment on your part, just a little of your time ...’ Held February - March.

Category Chichester
* Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148

Typically a 10-month 15-gig season: ‘We continue our policy of presenting the widest range and highest quality of jazz that we can - a mixture of bands new to the club as well as “old favourites” - in comfortable surroundings in the heart of the historic city of Chichester ... To reinforce this policy, a programme of members’ surveys is held to understand musical likes and preferences and these results are used to influence future bookings ... Members, guests and friends always welcome’.

Category Jazz Clubs
* Chichester Jazz Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)39

'Our Music programme is one of the largest and liveliest in the UK, and focuses on music as an applied art, one that is engaged with the musical world in all its diversity and excitement. This means that our courses are focused on practical work, from performance, composition and improvisation to musical theatre performance, training in instrumental or vocal teaching, music business, music therapy and community music, as well as traditional music analysis and critical theory.'

* Department of Music [Chichester]
Also indexedUniversity of Chichester
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)312

'Meets nine times a year, in the evening and usually on the second Wednesday of the month ... The Group’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.'

* Funtington Music Group
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)356

'West Dean College has a dynamic and creative music community that attracts students with a passion for music who are ready to channel that interest into instrument making or playing. You can study for a Foundation degree full-time, or enrol on a music short course. Our talented team of tutors are specialist musical instrument makers and musicians ready to help you make new discoveries and develop your skills.'

* West Dean College
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)315

‘Formed in 1897 and has a long and proud history. Today, this award winning band of about 30 amateur members is bringing music to the community through concerts and other engagements ... We have three groups of different standards, with experienced musical directors/ brass trainers to help you develop, whatever your level. (But please note that we’re a traditional brass band – no woodwinds or strings!).’

+ Chichester City Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)168

‘We have over 150 singing members and our repertoire includes a broad range of music from the great choral classics to contemporary works, performed with first-class professional soloists and orchestras ... The Chichester Singers welcomes new members! In auditions, we look for a good (but not necessarily trained) voice, reasonable sight-reading and lots of enthusiasm for choral music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Chichester Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)90
PERFORMANCES

‘The Chichester Symphony Orchestra has been part of the musical life of Chichester for many years.  As a highly regarded amateur orchestra, we aim to provide exciting and memorable concerts for the community and surrounding areas. We are an amateur orchestra and normally give four concerts a year at venues in Chichester, including Chichester Cathedral. Our summer concert usually forms part of the Festival of Chichester.’

+ Chichester Symphony Orchestra
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)81
PERFORMANCES

‘An ensemble of musicians who specialise in the performance of Baroque music using the styles, techniques and instruments of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Consort was founded in 1982 and has hosted ... concerts both in the Chichester area and farther afield ... Many people ask why we call ourselves The Consort of Twelve, when in fact we are usually more than that number. Here's the explanation. "The Consort of ..." was  a title commonly given to bands that accompanied masques in the early years of the seventeenth century. Since we originally formed with about twelve strings players, often with two oboes, we adopted this title for our first performance with Opera 70 in 1981.’

+ Consort of Twelve
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)95
PERFORMANCES

‘Formed in early 2017 and has already had a huge impact on the local community, with their first official concert in July sold out ... With a repertoire of pop, rock and show tunes there's something to appeal to everyone. There's no need for you to read music, play an instrument or audition ... Midhurst Community Choir is a true community choir, we are welcome to everybody regardless of expertise! Come and make beautiful music with us!‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Midhurst Community Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
PERFORMANCES

‘Established in the 19th Century, Petworth Town Band is one of West Sussex's few remaining traditional Town Bands ... The Band welcomes Brass, Woodwind and Percussion players of all ages and abilities. We have a popular and varied repertoire of traditional Brass Band music and marches, themes from film and television, old favourites and modern tunes. Members come from all around but we are firmly rooted in the Petworth Community and are proud to lead the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and participate in other local events.’

+ Petworth Town Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)12
PERFORMANCES

‘A 40-strong chamber choir with a professional Director of Music and Accompanist. We put on three or four major concerts per year including Christmas, Easter, and an annual appearance at the Festival of Chichester. We sing both a cappella works and with organ accompaniment, but occasionally we sing with our resident chamber orchestra, the Noviomagus Ensemble, and professional soloists. The Choir's repertoire is wide, drawing on music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, ranging from the sacred to the light-hearted. Although most of the Choir's performances are in the local area, it has performed widely through the South of England.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ St Richard Singers
Also indexedNoviomagus Ensemble
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)107
PERFORMANCES

’Chichester has long enjoyed a high reputation for the quality of its music. The choir's broad repertoire encompasses works from the Middle Ages to the present day, including over forty pieces written specifically for Chichester. The daily offering of music, performed in the Cathedral's beautiful acoustics, is at the heart of our pattern of worship ... Chichester Cathedral's popular Lunchtime Concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.’

Category Cathedrals
@ Chichester Cathedral
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)208
PERFORMANCES

‘A rare surviving example of a Georgian proprietary chapel retaining most of its original early nineteenth century features. Proprietary chapels were a solution to the problem of insufficient capacity within existing parish churches to meet the spiritual needs of a growing 18th and early 19th century urban population ... In its Victorian heyday the chapel regularly had a congregation of between 500 and 600 but during the 20th century numbers continued to fall and in 1973 St John’s was finally closed for public worship ... The Friends of St John’s was founded in 2005 to support the work of The Churches Conservation Trust to promote public awareness of this important Grade I Listed building and encourage greater use of it by the local community. The chapel is used as a venue for a variety of arts and cultural events.’

Category Chichester
@ St John’s Chapel Chichester
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)18
PERFORMANCES

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