Newsletter - January 2016

Happy New Year! As 2016 begins, we are looking forward to starting rehearsals for the coming season. We are happy to say that we will be back on familiar territory in St Paul’s Church for our Spring and Summer concerts. The CSO is going from strength to strength under the baton of Mark Hartt-Palmer, and we had the honour of playing the final concert of the Festival of Chichester, and then the inaugural concert in the newly built Emsworth Baptist Church, with the largest audiences that we have seen for a long time.

For our Spring Concert we will be back in our usual venue of St Paul’s Church, Chichester with a wonderful romantic concert of Rossini, Bizet and Mendelssohn. We will be helping to raise funds for their organ so please come along, as not only will it be an evening of great music, but the larger the audience, the greater their funds will be swelled.

Following our successful season last year, we now have a list of new friends, who want to receive our newsletter and advance notice of forthcoming concerts. If you know of anyone else who would like to be on our mailing list, just ask them to contact us We have also had a number of very good new players wanting to join us, so our forces are growing! This can only improve our performances, and add to your enjoyment as our audience.

Dates for your diary

Summer Concert

Saturday 16th July in St Paul’s Church, Chichester

Brahms’ ‘Tragic’ Overture

Hummel Trumpet Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No.5

Our usual refreshments will be served in the garden, weather permitting.


Autumn Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 25th October in Chichester Cathedral

Lunch-time concert. Programme to be announced


















Brahms:  "Tragic" Overture
Hummel:  Trumpet Concerto (soloist: Henrietta Wake)
Beethoven:  Symphony No.5

Saturday 16th July 2016, 7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Chichester