On Saturday 8 December, the Restoration & Development Trust staged a Winter Concert in the Cathedral.
'When Icicles Hang By The Wall' was a celebration of the winter season, narrated through selected readings and music from a wealth of international writers and composers. The passing of autumn, the arrival of snow and ice, the joys of the Nativity and Christmas happiness, we then journeyed on through the dark months of January and February with prose and song chosen to lift our hearts until the first snowdrops appear and eventually a 'host of golden daffodils'.
We were delighted to welcome as our readers four highly repected stars of stage and screen: John Clegg, Penelope Keith, Christopher Timothy, and June Whitfield (pictured above with the Trust's Sally Atkins and the Dean of Chichester). We also welcomed for the first time to the Cathedral the Milton Glee Club Choir and their musical director Brian North, and the Southdowns Concert Band under the musical direction of Thomas Hodge.
The concert was devised and directed by Roger Redfarn. Roger has been producing and directing productions both locally and internationally for most of his career and, therefore, we are extremely fortunate that he has become such a great supporter and friend of the Trust. The concert was a sell out and, without doubt, everybody who performed during the event helped to make the evening a great success, and everyone went home really uplifted.
(Pictured right: Concert Director Roger Redfarn, Sally Atkins and Trust Chairman the Earl of Cork & Orrery)