Bernstein in Chichester Festival

Various venues in Chichester

Until November

Chichester celebrates its unique relationship with West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein (pictured above) with a festival marking his centenary and featuring stars including actors Patricia Routledge and Peter McEnery and the conductor Carl Davis. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Bernstein and this festival culminates in a special performance of his composition the Chichester Psalms at Chichester Cathedral by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which is conducted by Marin Alsop, who was taught and mentored by Bernstein. Bernstein himself was present at the world premiere of the Chichester Psalms at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in 1965. This festival, which has a programme of concerts, workshops, revues, jazz, talks, film shows, exhibitions and reunions, is part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian, who died aged 72 in 1990. Keeping Up Appearances star Patricia Routledge (pictured below with Howard Seckerson) will speak for the first time about her working relationship and valued personal friendship with Bernstein, while actor Peter McEnery performs his one-man show Walter & Lenny, which he devised and is directed by his wife, the actress Julia St John. There will be a performance of Carl Davis’s Sing God A Simple Song, an original musical entertainment depicting seven aspects of Bernstein’s musical life. Picture of Leonard Bernstein: Paul de Hueck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Picture of Carl Davis, below right: Jasper Fry.

Read our feature on the Bernstein in Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.



Nigel Price Trio

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Tuesday November 20, 7.45pm

Tickets £15

The Nigel Price Trio are on a 56-date tour. Named the Best Jazz Ensemble in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2010, they have completed five UK tours and played hundreds of concerts since they formed in 2000, including 10 residencies at Ronnie Scott’s.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

Jazz Lunch with Mike Piggott’s Hot Club Trio

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday November 25, 12noon

Tickets £21.95. Advance booking essential

Mike Piggott on violin, Nils Solberg on guitar and Pete Morgan on double bass bring their own entertaining combination of gypsy jazz, swing and blues as inspired by the Hot Club de France. Listen to the music alongside a traditional roast with a choice of meats followed by a dessert. Fish and vegetarian options available.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

Jazz Breakfast with Mike Hatchard

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sunday December 2, 11am

Tickets £11

At this regular monthly jazz concert with Mike Hatchard, expect special guests and plenty of live jazz music.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.

Jazz Cafe featuring Colin Oxley

Pavilion Cafe Bar, Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Wednesday December 19, 8pm

Tickets from £9

Guitarist Colin Oxley currently performs with Andy Cleyndert’s Quartet, The Dave Newton Trio, Rob Barron Quartet, Steve Fishwick Quartet, Nat Steele Quintet, a duo with sax player Martin Speake, The Simon Wolf Sextet, the Back To Basie Orchestra, The Skelton/ Skinner All Stars, BBC Big Band and pianist/singer Eriko Ishihara’ Quartet. He also plays regularly with clarinet star Julian Bliss, with whom he has toured the USA, and teaches jazz guitar at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

Herbie Flowers’ Christmas Special

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Thursday December 27, 3pm

Tickets £7.50

Herbie Flowers will be joined by a host of special guests over the season, so head down and enjoy this Christmas special, with a mix of irresistible jazz, complete with a cuppa on arrival.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

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