Chamber Music in Chichester
If you are looking for classical music in Chichester look no further than The Assembly Room in the Chichester Council House in North Street, where you will find a rich variety of music from Bach to Stravinsky performed by world class musicians.
Chichester Chamber Concerts is the name of the society which organises these concerts in October, November, December, January, February and March each year.
Founded in 2006 by Michael Nott this series of classical chamber music concerts has gone from strength to strength and has become a popular feature of the musical life of Chichester. String quartets were Michael’s particular love and the Skampa, Danish, Arcadia, Doric, Sacconi, Allegri and Heath Quartets have all appeared in CCC seasons.
Matthew Hunt: clarinet, Alina Ibragimova: violin, Louise Hopkins: cello and Alasdair Beatson: piano playing Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen’s profound Quartet for the End of Time.
What is so special about the Messiaen Quartet?
Clarinettist Matthew Hunt writes…’It’s an amazing piece for so many reasons- it’s scale, subject, and the circumstances of its writing and first performance. Quartet for the End of Time was first performed where it was written: Stalag VIII, a prisoner of war camp where Messiaen had been interred in 1941. Luckily the camp guards were musical and realised that the great master needed manuscript paper and writing equipment. Fortunately too, there were musicians in the camp who willingly undertook the first performance on borrowed and improvised instruments before an audience of fellow inmates and guards.
Tickets going fast
Thursday January 24th
Read the review of our last concert - The Merlin Ensemble Vienna