Festival of Chichester 2017 at St John’s Chapel

St John’s Chapel is one of the principal and most popular venues for the annual Festival of Chichester. The Friends of St John’s Chapel have brought together a programme which offers something for everyone. Supporting our Festival events helps to support the Chapel and secure its future.

Full details of all Festival of Chichester 2017 events at St John’s Chapel and how to book tickets, can be found on the Friends of St John’s Chapel website at www.stjohnschapelchichester.co.uk

Tickets are available from the Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH 01243 816525 or 775888 www.thenovium.org/boxoffice   – or on the door

All Festival of Chichester 2017 events can be found in the printed Festival programme. Copies available from the Chapel or online at


Saturday, 17th June
Pavlos Carvalho
The brilliant young cellist returns to play Bach solo Cello Suites No 1 and No 5 as the opening event of this years Festival of Chichester 2017
Tickets: £10 students & children: £5

Ensemble Reza
Ensemble Reza has become a festival favourite for many and their ‘Jewels of Summer’ concert combines virtuoso playing with interesting programming.
Tickets: £15 students & children £3

Sunday, 18th June
Concert in aid of Refugee Week – showing support for refugees and celebrating what they bring to this country
Minerva Ensemble
Violinist David Le Page leads the Minerva Ensemble through masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire: Brahms’ F Major String Quintet, Shostakovich’s Quartet No 8 and Mozart’s G Minor Quintet.
Tickets: £18 students & under 16’s £9 (includes glass of wine/soft drink)
Monday, 19th June
What Guitar Trio
The ensemble – award-winning classical guitarists Michael Hughes, Jonathan Parkin and Ioannis Theodoridis – explores a wide range of original repertoire from the 18th century through to the 21st.
Tickets: £10 students & children £5
Wednesday, 21st June
Sonamus Reed Trio
A witty and exuberant programme for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, featuring some of the finest writing for wind instruments, from Mozart to Francaix.
Tickets: £10:seniors £6: students £5: children £2
Thursday, 22nd June
Hanover Band
Beethoven’s World: 1800
Distinguished members of the Hanover Band and members of the young and talented Consone Quartet to perform the Devienne Bassoon Quartet Op 73 No 3 : Beethoven Septet Op 20 in Eb major.
Tickets:£20 & £15

Gordon Giltrap with special guest Carrie Martin
Roots Around the World present Gordon Giltrap; often described as… ‘one of the best guitar players in the world’. But his concerts are always both witty and entertaining: Tickets: £15
Friday, 23rd June
Lunchtime Harp Recital by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Captivating harp solos from five centuries – from the refined Renaissance through the glittering Baroque, naughty Victorian fairies and ground-breaking contemporary music – performed by one of England’s finest harpists.
Tickets: £12: seniors £10 : students & children £5

All That Malarkey
The critically-acclaimed vocal ensemble return with their brand new programme for 2017. This dangerously-good group blend cabaret, comedy, classical music and bonkers behaviour.
Tickets; £12
Saturday, 24th June
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Changed My Life Forever
Isosceles Theatre Company – Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden – return with a gem of a play featuring two pop wannabees. This hugely enjoyable performance, laced with some great 60s songs, loads of humour and painful candour, is a trip well worth taking.
Tickets: £12 seniors £10
Sunday, 25th June
The Chorões
The Chorões, an ensemble from the Royal College of Music, make a welcome return to St John’s to present traditional Brazilian music drawing on both samba and classical music. The Chorões are a quartet of clarinet, guitar, cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele) and pandeiro (Brazilian tamborine)
Tickets: £10

Plastikes Karekles
The return of this internationally-acclaimed Greek bouzouki band bringing beautiful melodies and exciting rhythms with their very human songs of everyday life, love, yearning, pain and suffering.
Tickets: £12 ; students & children £6

Tickets for all events are available from the Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH. 01243 816525 or 775888………www.thenovium.org/boxoffice

‘Our pews can be hard’… experienced Chapel-goers know that our pews can get hard; don’t be afraid to bring a cushion…you won’t be the only one. 



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