George Ide proudly support Chichester Cathedral concert
Chichester Symphony Orchestra returns to the city’s cathedral later this month to delight West Sussex residents, shoppers, and tourists alike with a free lunchtime concert (27th October) featuring Rachmaninov’s stirring second piano concerto, famous as a soundtrack of the classic 1940s movie Brief Encounter.
Proceeds of the annual concert, supported by Chichester law firm George Ide LLP, are earmarked for the Chichester cathedral fund.
Claire Watson, personal injury partner at George Ide LLP and lead second violinist in the Chichester Symphony Orchestra, said: “Everyone in the orchestra is very much looking forward to this concert – it’s always a highlight of our annual calendar.
“Including such a well-known piece in our programme is a little daunting as so many people will have their own idea of how it should sound, although I am sure the audience won’t be disappointed with our special rendition, which may hold a few surprises,” added Claire.
The concert opens with Suppé’s Poet and Peasant overture, followed by Rachmaninov’s iconic masterpiece, used in many cinema favourites since David Lean’s Brief Encounter, including I’ve Always Loved You (1946), September Affair (1950), Rhapsody (1954), Billy Wilder’s Seven Year Itch (1955) and Hereafter, a 2010 American fantasy film directed by Clint Eastwood — and it was Hollywood idol Lauren Bacall’s second pick when she ap-peared on Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio 4) in 1978.
Conducted by musical maestro Mark Hartt-Palmer, the Chichester Symphony Orchestra is led by Lis Peskett. The forthcoming cathedral concert features soloist Dominic John.
Supported by Chichester-based George Ide LLP, a leading full-service law firm serving West Sussex and the south coast region, the lunchtime concert is free to attend and takes place at 1.10pm on Tuesday 27 October.General, George Ide, News