Due to the extreme weather conditions, the University of Chichester is closed on Saturday, so events for Saturday have been rearranged. Please see individual events for details. The University will be open on Sunday and events will take place as scheduled.

Saturday events will now be at West Wittering Memorial Hall, 24 Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PB.

Events on the South Coast will be based at the University of Chichester, where resident ensemble The Riot Ensemble will join with CoMA South, CoMA Sussex and Allcomers for a stimulating weekend of musical participation and listening.

All events will be at
University of Chichester
College Lane
West Sussex
PO19 6PE

Car parking on the campus is free after 5:00p.m. on Friday, and throughout the weekend.

CoMA Gala Orchestra
Chichester Festival Brochurepdf


The festival is open to you as an instrumentalist or singer, or if you simply want to immerse yourself in an amazing musical weekend: £20 (free to NUS and under 18).

Registration will be on arrival on Saturday 3 March but you can pre-register to be sure of a place.

Rehearsals for all participants will be:

Saturday 3 March

10:00 – 11:00 am in the Chapel
The first rehearsal for all players for the concert at 8:00 pm

12:00 pm Otters restaurant opens

2:00 pm in the Music Block
The second reheasal for all players for the concert at 8:00 pm

8:00 pm Otters restaurant closes

Sunday 4 March
10:00 – 11:30 am in the Chapel
The first rehearsal for all players for the concert at 4:30 pm

12:00 pm Otters restaurant opens

2:30 – 4:00 pm in the Chapel
The second rehearsal for all players for the concert at 4:30 pm

To pre-register on-line

  • send an email to giving your name and letting us know whether you are paying £20 or are eligible for a free place and
  • if applicable make an on-line payment of £20 to
    Account name: CoMA Sussex
    Sort code: 30 96 83
    Account number: 01145042
    Payment reference: CHI followed by your surname

To pre-register by post fill in the form below and send it – with a cheque for £20 payable to CoMA Sussex if applicable – to CoMA Sussex, 41 Toronto Terrace, Brighton BN2 9UX.


Postal booking formpdf


University of Chichester Department of Music, CoMA South, CoMA Sussex and Riot Ensemble.


Thanks go to the University of Chichester for hosting the weekend, and especially to Jackie Mason and Chris Jones.

Joby Burgess is generously supported with funds from Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts and the Hinrichsen Foundation.

Pioneers of Percussion is produced by Powerplant and supported by Bell Percussion.

Powerplant is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.


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