Miriam Kramer & Nicholas Durcan, violin and piano

Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. There is a retiring collection.

Violinist Miriam Kramer and pianist Nicholas Durcan are both Naxos recording artists and their performances have been described by American Record Guide as 'Flawless and Beautiful'. They have performed in major venues around the world including London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Lincoln Center.Their recent recital in South Africa was described by Artsmart Durban as ‘An evening of superb music making …Performed with intensity and tenderness…passionate and flamboyantly virtuosic,bringing the audience to its feet…Booking Kramer and Durcan was a major coup.’


Menagerie Fantastique (arr. Kramer & Durcan), based on The Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

Fantasia in F minor D.940 (arr. Durcan) by Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Fantasiestücke, op. 73 by Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
2. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
3. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)

Preghiera (Prayer) by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), adapted from the 2nd piano concerto by Kramer & Durcan

Danse Macabre, op. 40 Camille Saint-Saëns

Chichester Cathedral's Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.