Chester Music Society

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Chester Music Society is based in the City of Chester in the North West of England and has been engaged in the promotion and performance of live classical music in Chester since 1946.

The Society comprises three sections: Celebrity Concerts; Showcase Concerts and Choir. We present more than 20 concerts and musical events in Chester each year. Our concert season begins in October and continues through May.

Check out the Concert Calendar for details of this season's concert programme. We are sure you will find many events here to suit all tastes for classical music and you'll be warmly welcomed at any of our concerts.

Full information on all the society’s events will be found throughout this website, together with ticket prices, contact details and an application form for season tickets. For more information on any of our activities download this season's Brochure or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Board of Trustees

The Chester Music Society Board of Trustees and Officers of the Sections 2021-22

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Our Presidents

Terry Waite CBE

Our current President is Terry Waite CBE and listed below are the Presidents and Chairmen of the Chester Music Society since its foundation in 1946.

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The History of the Society

Chester Music Society has now been in existence for seventy five years.

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Choir on Tour

The Chester Music Society Choir is a community choir of 170 members giving performances of major choral classics in Chester Cathedral. New members in all voice parts are always welcome to attend rehearsals prior to audition.

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Celebrity Concerts

Stringed Instruments

The Celebrity Concerts section promotes six concerts each year of high quality performances, mainly of chamber music, by both established and rising professional musicians. An opportunity to hear current and future stars.

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Showcase Concerts

Piano and Score

Showcase is the new name for the performances formerly known as the Club. We promote a wide variety of music covering a broad range of music styles and ensembles in a relaxed and informal setting. The concerts feature outstanding young musicians from the Chester area as well as more established local artists.

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Previous Celebrity Concerts

The Chester Music Society Celebrity Section has enjoyed concert performances by many well known performers since its foundation in 1946. They are listed below by concert season.

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Previous Showcase Concerts

The Chester Music Society Showcase Section, formerly Club Section, has enjoyed concert performances by many local performers since its foundation in 1994. They are listed below by concert season.

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Choral Repertoire

The Chester Music Society Choir has sung many major choral works since its foundation in 1946. They are listed below by year of performance.

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Choral Soloists

The Chester Music Society Choir has had the opportunity to work with many well known professional soloists. Some of those who have performed with the Choir in recent years are listed below.

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Choir Director of Music - Graham Jordan Ellis

Graham Jordan Ellis

Graham has held the position of Director of Music to the Chester Music Society Choir since 1996.

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