Welcome to the website of Tim Ravalde. Based in Chichester, West Sussex, he is an organist, pianist, choral director and teacher.
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.
He is a busy and experienced teacher of organ, piano and music theory, and many of his students succeeded in exams and auditions. He is the Organ Tutor at the University of Chichester, piano teacher at the Prebendal School, and also teaches privately.
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. His organ toccata on Tu es Petrus is published—and can also be heard—here.
He gave the first performance of Terence Allbright's Toccata for Organ in 2018 and recorded it in 2019. He made the first recording of Salve Regina by George Haynes in 2020, and gave the first performance of his Toccata in 2021. As organ accompanist, he has taken part in first performances of works by Gabriel Jackson, James Macmillan, John McCabe, Philip Moore and Frederick Stocken.
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.
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