Welcome to the website of Timothy Ravalde. Based in Chichester, West Sussex, he is an organist, pianist, choral director and teacher.
Timothy Ravalde

Since 2010 he has been the Assistant Organist of Chichester Cathedral where he is responsible for accompanying the Cathedral Choir for the daily services, as well as all concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts. He also assists Charles Harrison with the training of the choir.

Since 2011 he has been Musical Director of Fernhurst Choral Society, a large and busy SATB choir which gives regular concerts in West Sussex and Surrey.

He is a frequent organ recitalist, and has given concerts in numerous places around the UK, as well as in France and Germany. Details of some of his forthcoming engagements can be found on the diary page. He is an experienced piano accompanist and has played with a large number of singers, instrumentalists and ensembles. He also appears on various recordings.

His setting of Siegfried Sassoon's sonnet Dreamers won the Association of English Singers and Speakers' Song Competition 2018. It was subsequently published and is available here.

He gave the first performance of Terence Allbright's Toccata for Organ in 2018. He recorded it in 2019 and it can be heard here.

He is a busy teacher of organ, piano and music theory, and his students have enjoyed success in exams and auditions. He is the Organ Tutor at the University of Chichester and also teaches privately.

He was educated at the Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, and St John's College, Cambridge, where he studied music. He has held organ scholarships at Carlisle Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral and St John's, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

To contact Tim, please see the details below.