Chichester Music Society makes its debut with Pavlos Carvalho recital

Chichester Music Society finally gets to make its debut under its new name with a lecture recital from Pavlos Carvalho in Chichester University Chapel on Wednesday, September 9 at 7.30pm.

Pavlos Carvalho
Pavlos Carvalho

The group changed its name from the Funtington Music Group – and then the pandemic struck.

Chairman Chris Hough said: “Arrangements will be made for socially-distanced seating and all Government guidelines will be complied with. The University intends to live-stream the event and full details together with a link will appear on the CMS website in due course.

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“Pavlos, cellist with Ensemble Reza, appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad with a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque through to 20th- century music. He makes regular appearances at the Brighton Festival and has performed all the major cello concertos with orchestras around the country. His recitals of the Bach Cello Suites have become something of a special feature at Brighton and at the Festival of Chichester. Anyone fortunate enough to attend the concerts at St John’s Chapel will need no encouragement to come and hear him at the University.

“In addition to fine musicianship, when talking about these wonderful pieces he is able to add many insights which bring them to life. In his lecture/recital Pavlos will be talking about his approach to the Bach Cello Suites and giving complete performances of Suites 1, 3 and 5. This is a great opportunity to hear him in this remarkable music.

“In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions attendees are expected to wear a face covering before entering The Chapel and must keep it on until they leave unless there is a reasonable excuse for removing it.

“Whilst there will be a short interval at the halfway point, we regret that refreshments will be not be available.

“Those intending to come to the lecture/recital will need to book in advance. Full details are available on the CMS website. It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the door. Seats may be limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.”

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