THE CHICHESTER SINGERSOne of the South’s leading amateur choirs

The Chichester Singers

The Chichester Singers have been an established part of musical life in Chichester and West Sussex for over 60 years.

The choir performs under the musical direction of Jonathan Willcocks, one of the UK’s foremost choral conductors and composers. 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 choir’s accompanist is Sue Graham Smith and we currently work with the professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica with most of our concerts in Chichester Cathedral.

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A CHILD OF OUR TIME: TIPPETT

Join us in November for a concert featuring the great works of 19th and 20th century English composers. Tippett started writing A Child of Our Time  the day after World War II was declared. It was written as an expression of “man’s inhumanity to man;” it’s one of his most widely known choral works.

The Enigma Variations is one of the greatest orchestral pieces of the 19th century and secured Elgar’s reputation as a composer of international standing. It is also one of the most popular works for lovers of English music.

Based on a Walt Whitman poem, Toward the Unknown Region, this is Vaughan Williams’ first major choral piece, but already reveals in full measure a mastery of choral technique and structure – moving from dark mystery at the opening to a blaze of celebratory triumph at its conclusion.

Our recent concerts

The Chichester Singers have wide and varied repertoire, with a commitment to performing a balance of familiar choral works from the greats together with more modern pieces and new commissions.

Have a browse through some reviews of our last few performances.

Would you like to join the Chichester Singers?

Come and sing with us with no obligation, and meet our friendly choir

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