Chichester Music Society, formerly Funtington Music Group, was founded in 1992 by Robert Headley at his Funtington home and moved to the University in 2004. A motion to formally change our name to Chichester Music Society was put to the membership at the 2020 AGM and overwhelmingly supported by members. The aim and traditions of the group remain unchanged - to provide members with excellent musical performance and the opportunity to extend their musical knowledge and understanding, and to support the musical careers of students at the University. Since 2004 over £90,000 has been awarded in prizes, musical instruments and bursaries.
The 2022 season continues our tradition of providing members with excellent lecture/recitals. Alongside you will find details of the soloists and ensembles that will be performing for us this season. We are delighted to welcome back some old friends and are sure that we will be making some new ones!
Always popular with members is the annual Showcase Concert when the most talented University of Chichester music students perform a special concert for the society. Taken together with the 36 bursaries we have awarded and the musical instruments purchased, CMS charity funds have now given over £90,000 to the University in thanks for the free use of the Chapel, support staff and wonderful pianos. All of this reflects the great generosity and support of our members.
Our Programme for the 2022 Season
Unless otherwise advised, Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays (Tuesdays from September)
in the Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester.