Concert Notes 2019/20

From our Musical Director, Jonathan Willcocks It is sunny and warm, England’s cricketers are playing Australia for the Ashes and so it must be time to think ahead to the depths of winter, when we will be at the heart of The Chichester Singers” 2019-2020 season. But you won’t have to wait that long to […]

Summer Concert – 22 June 2019

photo Chartres in celebration of 60th anniversary of twinning between Chichester and Chartres

As their part of the Festival of Chichester, the Chichester Singers produced a rather special concert in the Cathedral. To an extent, it was a celebration, both of Jonathan Willcocks’ 40 years as the Singers’ conductor and also of the 60th anniversary of twinning between Chichester and Chartres. As an affirmation of the friendship between […]

CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL – SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2019

Picture of a Child Of Our Time

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 […]

St Matthew Passion – JS Bach

Lent, with Good Friday just around the corner, is undoubtedly the appropriate time in the Christian calendar to sing about the Passion. Last Saturday, the Chichester Singers did just that by performing probably the greatest of all the Passion settings – J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Chichester Cathedral. The work itself is a monumental […]

Lest We Forget – Centenary of the 1918 Armistice

And all the trumpets sounded  – Ronald Corp Ein Deutsches Requiem – Brahms On the weekend before Armistice Day, The Chichester Singers put on a concert of two works that reminded us of the sacrifices made by young men in so many wars.  The first work was a modern composition, And all the trumpets sounded […]

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah Chichester Cathedral – Saturday 8th December 2018 For many, Christmas would not be complete without hearing Handel’s ever-popular Messiah, whether it be live or recorded.  A packed audience in Chichester Cathedral were treated to a performance of the oratorio, given by the Chichester Singers and Southern Pro Musica, conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.  Just […]

Concert Notes 2018-19

From our Musical Director, Jonathan Willcocks It always happens!  I find myself at the height of (a very hot) summer contemplating concerts that will for the most part come to fruition in various stages of depth of winter. And yet again I find myself sensing in advance the warmth that will emanate from The Chichester […]