Newsletter - November 2016

The Orchestra is enjoying a busy term.

In October we played to a full Cathedral during their Tuesday lunch time concert series.  Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture followed by Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony proved a popular programme both for the players and our appreciative audience.  You can read the review of this concert here.

We are very fortunate this term to be working with Josep Gil as our guest conductor.  Josep started his musical career in Spain, and has worked and studied across Europe.  You can read more about him here.  His arrival in Chichester coincided with our need for a conductor for this term, and we were delighted when Josep agreed to join us.

We are now working hard to prepare for our next concert which is on 3rd December.  You will find the programme and more details on our website.  The concert is at St Pauls Church in Chichester at 7.30.  As well as the full orchestra, we will have with us a harp, organ and ‘celeste’, and hope you will enjoy the seasonal flavour of the programme – not actually any carols, but the lovely Nutcracker Suite which is always somehow appropriate at this time of year.

We always welcome new members to the orchestra, particularly in the strings sections.  However there are often gaps in other sections, including woodwind, and extra horn and brass players are often needed.  If you would like to join us as a regular member, or be available for us to call on as an extra, please get in touch.

If you would like to become a Friend of the orchestra, please let us know.  We will then send you advance details about each of our concerts. 

I hope to see you at St Pauls on 3rd December.


Jill Hooker



Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2
Brahms: Symphony No.3

Saturday 8th April 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets £12, £10 (concessions), £5 (students), children under 16 free