Christmas Crackers

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 7.30pm
Thursday 16 December 2021, 7.30pm
Chester Cathedral

Ian McMillan presenter
Chester Music Society Choir
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Graham Jordan Ellis conductor

 Sorry we missed you last year, but we are back again. Enjoy a family Christmas concert with seasonal music and carols, with wit and tall tales from our special guest, Ian McMillan – poet, broadcaster and author of enlightening works such as 101 Uses for a Flat Cap. Known throughout the land as the ‘Bard of Barnsley’, Ian is returning by popular demand for a fourth visit to Chester following his outstanding success with the Music Society in 2018. Featuring accompaniment from Chester Philharmonic Orchestra it will be an evening to remember… and the perfect way to welcome the festive season!

Tickets priced from £10 may be purchased on line:

Click here for Wednesday 15 December
Click here for Thursday 16 December

And also from the Cathedral Ticket Desk, or at the door subject to availability. Concessions are available: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: CMS Choir complies with national guidance and regulations for preventing the spread of Covid-19. Audience members are strongly advised to wear face coverings and to observe social distancing when moving around the cathedral. You should not attend the concert if :

  • you or anyone you live with has experienced any of the symptoms relating to COVID 19, and
  • you have tested positive for COVID 19 within 10 days of the concert date, or
  • you have been in close proximity within 10 days of the concert date with any person who has tested positive for COVID 19, or
  • you have been contacted by NHS Test &Trace or other relevant professionals and advised to self-isolate within  10 days of the concert date

 Any changes to current guidance and regulations will be posted here. For up to date advice on Covid-19 Symptoms click here