Brilliant online programme coming up at 2020 Virtual Festival of Chichester

A great line-up is promised this week at the 2020 Virtual Festival of Chichester

Thursday, 18th June 2020, 12:00 pm
All That Malarkey
All That Malarkey

The day’s events will be added at 7pm ready for enjoying at the traditional 7.30pm event time. Events will stay on the site for the rest of the summer - so there is no need to miss them.

For the growing list of events, see: https://festivalofchichester.co.uk/virtual-festival/

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Events coming up include:

Thurs, June 18 – Bach Two-Part Invention: Ben Rogerson. Regular festival performer cellist Ben Rogerson gives a rendition of a sublime Bach piece specially for the festival.

Fri, June 19 – Once Upon a time in Greece…live from Kings Place: Plastikes Karekles Enjoy a special concert at Kings Place London which took place in 2018 as part of the Equator: Women of the World festival. The musicians perform a selection of their favourite rebetika and non-rebetika Greek songs including a more traditional set up with bouzoukis, guitars, baglama, accordion as well as original arrangements using more unusual combinations.

Sat, June 20 – Remote Art View at Chichester Cathedral A chance to tour the Cathedral virtually and enjoy some of the splendid masterpieces from the Cathedral’s unique collection.

Sun, June 21 – Andiamo solo concert from Chartres Cathedral France – Emily Burridge (cellist). Emily, a frequent guest at our festival, takes us to Chichester’s twin city of Chartres in France for a programme by Mellow Cello Music.

Mon, June 22 – Sculpture of Captain Tom Moore by Vincent Gray. The sculptor of Chichester’s landmark statue of the poet John Keats presents his visualisation of Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk for NHS Charities Together.

Mon, June 22 – Theatre Quiz from Chichester Community Theatre. CCT director Roger Redfarn sets the questions to test your theatrical knowledge.

Tues, June 23 – Classical Guitar: Linda Kelsall-Barnett. Fresh from her triumphant performance in the Cathedral for the 2019 festival, Linda picks up her guitar for a rendition of a beautiful piece of music by Catharina Josepha Pratten.

Wed, June 24 – The Gadfly: Ben Rogerson and the Minerva Ensemble. Shostakovich’s Romance for violin and orchestra is the highlight of his film score. Inspired by French composer Jules Massenet’s soulful Méditation from the opera Thaïs, it’s “an elegant, heart-on-your-sleeve melody which yearns with grace and poise.”

Thurs, June 25 – Poetry Time: Costa Poetry Prize winner John Haynes Join poet John Haynes and South Downs poets for a stimulating selection of poetry as part of Chichester Poetry’s contribution to the festival.

Fri, June 26 – Classical Cabaret: All That Malarkey. Festival favourites All That Malarkey bring a touch of musical good-humour with a Beach Boys medley from their latest performance at The Pheasantry, London.

Sat, June 27 – Are We Angels: Tobiah. Indie/folk musician Tobiah presents her latest video clip Are We Angels, filmed in and around Midhurst.

Sun, June 28 – Beethoven – Pianist, Prophet, Dreamer: Reiko Fujisawa. Pianist Reiko Fujisawa presents the first part of her tribute to Beethoven in his 250th anniversary year

Mon, June 29 –The Music of Trees: Geoff Robb (guitar). Brighton Fringe Festival Award Winner Geoff Robb returns virtually to Chichester to present his original guitar compositions inspired by trees.

Mon, June 29 – Introduction to Wetlands and Wildlife: Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group.

Tues, June 30 – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (cellos): Ben Rogerson and the Minerva Ensemble. Festival regular Ben Rogerson assembles a first-class collection of musical friends for a cello treat with an arrangement of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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