New Season

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Saturday 24 November 2018, 7.30pm

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2HU


The Dream of Gerontius is a work for voices and orchestra in two parts composed by Sir Edward Elgar in 1900, to text from the poem by John Henry Newman. It relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgement before God.

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Wednesday 19 December 2018, 7.30pm
Thursday 20 December 2018, 7.30pm

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2HU

Celebrate a family Christmas with carols and Seasonal music, and enjoy the humour of The Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, who is returning by popular demand for a third visit to Chester following his outstanding success with the Music Society in 2016. With additional musical accompaniment by virtuoso accordionist Luke Carver Goss.

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Bach: The Passion according to St John

Saturday 23 March 2019, 7.30pm
Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2HU

Bach St John Passion was written during Bach's first year as director of church music in Leipzig and was first performed on April 7, 1724.

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Haydn: The Creation

Saturday 18 May 2019, 7.30pm

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester, CH1 2HU

Haydn's The Creation stands as one of the true pinnacles of the oratorio repertoire, of equal rank alongside Handel's Messiah and Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.

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