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Southern Cathedrals Festival 18 – 21 July 2019

A rich and varied musical programme will be presented at Chichester Cathedral this summer as it hosts the annual Southern Cathedrals Festival from 18-21 July. During the Festival, an exciting range of events, performances and services will be held in the Cathedral and other iconic venues around the city.

Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals perform in the Southern Cathedrals Festival

The Festival celebrates the friendship between Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals and is a highlight of the musical calendar. It offers sacred choral and organ music presented both as concerts and within worship. Choirs of the three cathedrals can be heard in combination and individually; guest musicians offer performances in a variety of genres, from English song to jazz.

At the Cathedral will host three choral concerts alongside four services (one recorded for broadcast by the BBC), recitals, a performance by the superb West Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra, and evening entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Deanery Garden.

The Festival culminates with one of the great achievements of Western music, J. S. Bach’s St John Passion, in which the choirs are joined by an exciting line-up of soloists, and the acclaimed period-instrument orchestra ‘Florilegium’.

For a full list of Festival events and information on how to buy tickets, visit the Cathedral website or the Southern Cathedral Festival Website