Chamber Music Workshop

Chamber Music Workshop

Sat. 8th April 2017

Chester Music Society is once again putting on its increasingly popular Chamber Music Workshop for string based ensembles at Abbey Gate College, Saighton, Chester on Saturday 8th April 2017.

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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Bethan Griffiths, Harp and Charlotte Thomas, flute

Bethan Griffiths and Charlotte Thomas

Wed. 26th April 2017

Chester Music Society Club Concerts welcome two local young musicians Bethan Griffiths, harp and Charlotte Thomas, flute for an evening of music by Bach, Bax and Rossini.

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Club Gala Concert - John Gough, piano

John Gough

Wed. 10th May 2017

The Chester Music Society Club Gala Concert is given this year by the well known and popular local pianist John Gough.

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The French Connection

The French Connection

Sat. 20th May 2017

Chester Music Society Choir performs choral works by the composers Gounod, Faur√© and Franck in an evening of French music.  They are joined on this evening by soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music.

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St Werburgh's Concert Series

St Werburghs Church Organ

Fri. 2nd June 2017

For the first time Chester Music Society Choir will participate in the "St Werburgh's Concert Series" held in Chester's Roman Catholic Church, St Werburghs.

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Odysseus Piano Trio

Odysseus Piano Trio

Wed. 12th October 2016

Formed in 2015 the Odysseus Piano Trio come for their first visit to Chester Celebrity Concerts - a welcome opportunity to hear this talented trio live and to appreciate their beautiful sound.

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Sarah-Jane Bradley, viola and John Lenehan, piano

Sarah-Jane Bradley

Wed. 9th November 2016

A welcome return for Sarah Jane Bradley who last appeared at the Celebrity Concerts in season 2013/14 with Jennifer Pike.  On this occasion she is accompanied by fellow returnee John Lenehan with a varied programme for the viola and piano.

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Aurora Ensemble

Aurora Ensemble

Wed. 14th December 2016

Our Christmas Concert this season is by the renown Aurora Ensemble visiting Chester Celebrity Concerts for the first time. The instrumental wind quintet will be playing works by Rossini, Vivaldi, Walton and others.

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Daniel Shelvey, baritone and Dylan Perez, piano

Daniel Shelvey

Wed. 11th January 2017

January's Chester Celebrity Concert features two rising young artists - baritone Daniel Shelvey accompanied by Dylan Perez, piano.  They perform an exciting programme of works by Schubert, Schumann, Barber and Vaughan Williams.

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Alessandro Taverna, piano

Alessandro Taverna

Wed. 8th February 2017

A first vist to Chester Celebrity Concerts for Alessandro Taverna who will give a recital of piano solos by Ravel, Chopin and Gershwin.

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Escher String Quartet

Escher String Quartet

Wed. 8th March 2017

The Escher String Quartet visit Chester Celebrity Concerts for the first time to perform the final concert in the 2016/17 season. Formed in 2005, the members of the quartet are violinist Adam Barnett-Hart, violinist Aaron Boyd, viola player Pierre LaPointe, and cellist Brook Speltz. They perform an exciting programme of works by Borodin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

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Handel's Messiah

Crown of Thorns

Sat. 12th November 2016

Chester Music Society Choir performs Handel's Messiah in the atmospheric Chester Cathedral.  This iconic and much loved work has a strong connection with Chester as it was first rehearsed by Handel in Chester in November 1741 prior to its premiere in Dublin in April 1842. 

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Christmas Crackers

Ian McMillan

Mon. 19th December 2016

Chester Music Society Choir's annual celebration of Christmas in words and music with guest reader Ian McMillan and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Christmas Crackers

Ian McMillan

Tues. 20th December 2016

Chester Music Society Choir's annual celebration of Christmas in words and music with guest reader Ian McMillan and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Music of Vaughan Williams

Music of Vaughan Williams

Sat. 25th March 2017

The Music Society choir presents a programme of works by the British composer Vaughan Williams including a first performance in the North West of "The Garden of Proserpine", a choral work for soprano soloist, chorus and full orchestra.

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Queen's Young Voices and Chester Youth Symphony Orchestra

Queen's Young Voices

Wed. 19th October 2016

For the first Club Concert of the season a double bill of young chester musicians. The Queen's School Young Voices and the Chester Youth Symphony Orchestra present an entertaining evening of music.

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Wrexham County Youth Choir

Wrexham County Youth Choir

Wed. 2nd November 2016

A Club evening of music with the Wrexham County Youth Choir and soloists.

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City of Chester Brass Band

City of Chester Brass Band

Wed. 30th November 2016

Club Concerts gives a welcome to the City of Chester Brass Band and its Training Band. They will perform a selection of pieces from their extensive repertoire including some seasonal "lollipops".

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2016 Young Musician of the Year Winners' Recital

William Bracken - Overall Winner 2016

Wed. 18th January 2017

The WINNERS and RUNNERS UP of the Society's Chester Young Musician of the Year Competition 2016, which was held on the 13th November 2016, will join together again for a celebration of young talent in this recital.

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Dale Culliford, cello and Catherine Riley, piano

Dale Culliford and Catherine Riley

Wed. 1st February 2017

Chester Music Society Club welcomes Dale Culliford, cello and Catherine Riley, piano for an evening of music including Rachmaninov's G minor Cello Sonata.

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Abbey Gate College Choir and Musicians

Abbey Gate College Choir

Wed. 1st March 2017

Returning to the Music Society Club by popular demand the Abbey Gate  College Choir and Musicians promise an exciting evening of music.

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Chester Music Society Choir - Open Day

CMS Choir in rehearsal

18th February 2017

A Choral Open Day will be held on Saturday 18th February 2017 at The King's School, Chester.

Choral singers of all abilities and all voice parts are invited to join Chester Music Society Choir to come and sing the Verdi Requiem.

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Chester Young Musician of the Year Competition 2016

Imogen Royce

Sun. 13th November 2016

Applications now closed. Following the success of the Society's previous Chester Young Musician of the Year Competitions a further opportunity is being organised for Chester Music Society's annual prize competition for instrumentalists aged 13 to 18 to compete for the title in 2016.

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