THE CROWN Community Pub Hub Steering Group, which is working on preserving Muchos Nachos at the Crown for community use, has announced the beginning of a new partnership with the University of Chichester.
To celebrate the launch of a new degree route in cabaret performance, the University of Chichester music department is staging an event showcasing the diverse talents of students.
With popular compositions from the world of music theatre, folk song and pop, this will be an opportunity for the public to engage with staff and students from one of the UK’s largest music departments.
William Allenby, vocal tutor at the university, said: “Come and support this exciting event, celebrating the launch of the UK’s first degree pathway in cabaret performance.”
The taster event takes place on Wednesday, March 27, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, in Muchos Nachos at the Crown, Whyke Road, Chichester.
Sarah Sharp, member of the steering group of the Crown Community Pub Hub, said: “We are delighted to see the pub hosting this event. There is a strong tradition of music at the pub, as the Chichester City Band (formerly Chichester Brass Band South Ward) was founded in the Crown in 1898 and used the upstairs as their bandroom.
“So it feels like we are following a grand musical tradition by having this performance in the pub. We have for many months enjoyed regular performances from the Backroom Group which features young performers linked to the Chichester Music Academy, and this is now going to be complemented by the university’s amazing new course. I am looking forward to this immensely.”