New Season

Winners' Recital

Winners' Recital

Wednesday 15 January 2019, 7.30pm

A Recital by the winners and runners-up  of the Young Musician competition held on 25 November 2018.

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Chester Music Society Choir - Open Day

CMS Choir in rehearsal

Saturday 2 March 2019, 9.30am

The King's School, Chester
Come and be Inspired by Shakespeare.
Singers in all voice parts and of every level of ability are invited to join the choir for a full day of relaxation, learning and performing Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music and Bernstein Choral Suite from West Side Story

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019. 19.30 am

Venue: The King's School, Chester.

Tickets: £20 including coffe/tea and music hire.

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Full details and an application form is available: click here

Chester Music Society reserves the right to alter or cancel programmes without notice.

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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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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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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String Octet: Wihan Quartet with the Sacconi Quartet

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 13 March 2019, 7.30pm

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Clare Hammond piano

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 13 February 2019, 7.30pm

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Pixels Piano Trio

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7.30pm

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The Original Panama Jazz band

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm

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Guy Johnston cello, Sam Haywood piano

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7.30pm

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Jess Gillam saxophone; Zeynep Özsuca piano

Celebrity Concert
Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.30pm

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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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Chamber Music Workshop

Chamber Music Workshop

Saturday 7th April 2018

Chester Music Society is once again putting on its popular Chamber Music Workshop for string-based ensembles at Abbey Gate College, Saighton, Chester on Saturday 7th April 2018.

Aspiring amateur string players are invited to participate in a training day, performing in quartets and other ensembles with professional tuition.

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