NEWSLETTER – November 2014


Dear Friends of CSO,


The autumn term is well under way now, and the orchestra members are really enjoying the repertoire for our next concert. We think it will be very exciting from the audience perspective, too, so make sure you have SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER on your calendars. If you like the ‘Hebrides’ Overture, you’ll love ‘A Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage’ too. The Grieg Symphonic Dances will have your feet tapping with exhilaration. Combine excitement and poignancy and you have Schumann’s 4th Symphony. Top it off with the wind section of the orchestra playing Richard Strauss’s jaunty and youthful Serenade and you have a wonderful evening of music to look forward to.

We are looking forward to another great year of music making, and are trying out some new ideas in an effort to avoid concert clashes with other organisations, and thus boost our audience numbers. We have a new publicity officer, Maria Leonard, on the committee, and she has lots of innovative ideas for publicising our concerts, so you should be seeing lots of reminders around the area with CHICHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on them! If any friends of the orchestra can think of places to advertise that we don’t know of, please let us know by sending an e-mail message to

Saturday 22nd September free concert

If you are in Chichester on that Saturday morning do walk along North Street and say hello, as a group of us will be playing there around mid-morning, not only to entertain the shoppers but also to advertise our concert the following week.

2015 SEASON CONCERTS – dates to be announced

Spring Concert

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Herold: La Fille Mal Gardee, Sibelius: Symphony no. 5.

Summer Concert

Borodin: Polovstian Dances, Rodrigo: Concierto do Aranjuez (Guitar Sam Brown), Dvorak: Symphony no. 8. In this concert you will be mesmerised by the amazing talent of guitarist Sam Brown just two days after he graduates from the Royal College of Music.