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Make a Mosaic For Your Garden

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make a Mosaic For Your Garden at Chester Cathedral Make a colourful glass mosaic on a slate wall hanging which can be displayed in your garden all year round. We will take inspiration from the beautiful Victorian mosaics in Chester Cathedral. You will be able to choose from a large range of beautiful glass tiles in various shapes, colours and decorative finishes - all materials are included in the course fee You will learn to cut and shape glass tiles…

Morgan State University Choir

May 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

The Morgan State University Choir at Chester Cathedral We're delighted to welcome one of America's most prestigious university choral ensembles, the Morgan State University Choir to the cathedral. While classical, gospel and contemporary popular music comprise the choir's repertoire, the choir is noted for it's emphasis on preserving the heritage of the spiritual, especially in the historic practices of performance. In 2015, at the request of First Lady Michelle Obama, the choir sang at the White House for a nationally…

Abseil down Chester Cathedral

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Abseil down Chester Cathedral to raise funds for Chapter, Chester's local mental health charity. It's Mental Health Awareness Week in May, and you can do something amazing to improve mental health in Chester and beyond. More than 3,000 people in Cheshire West and Chester are thought to live with a diagnosis of either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Chapter is a local charity that helps local people with severe mental illness to feel more in control of their future. We help…

Waves Dual Textile Exhibition

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

'River of Life' and 'On The Edge Of' Dual Textile Exhibition Small waves will be visible in this double act, ‘The River of Life’ textile exhibition by textile artist Jacqui Frost from her ‘threads through life and faith’ series, commissioned by the Deo Gloria Trust. Alongside this will be the work of local artist group, Textile 21, ‘On the Edge of.’ This exhibition gives each person in the group a chance to explore what the broad subject of ‘The Sea’ means…

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Waves Organ Recital with Philip Rushforth

June 6 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Waves Organ Recital with Philip Rushforth Cathedral Director of Music, Philip Rushforth performs an epic recital of organ music that reflects the theme of water. With superb works by Bach, Handel (excerpts from his famous Water Music) and even a piece commemorating the sinking of the Titanic, the glorious cathedral organ will be put through its paces with an eclectic mix of music. Philip will also perform an arrangement for organ of Hamish MacCunn’s colourful orchestral work The Land of…

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Chester Bach Singers presents the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chester Bach Singers, conducted by Martin Bussey, perform alongside soloists from the Fieri Consort, accompanied by the 18th Century Sinfonia, with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. The 2018-19 season climaxes with one of the most memorable concert experiences: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, performed in the inspiring architecture of Chester Cathedral, a worthy stand-in for St Mark’s Venice. This sequence of vocal and choral masterpieces, composed just at the time when opera was taking off, is unique in its colour…

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Chester Philharmonic Orchestra presents: ‘Love, Life and Death’

June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber Shostakovich - ‘Cello Concerto Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Conductor - Marco Bellasi Findlay Spence (Cello) How better to close the Chester Philharmonic Orchestra's Season of Life and Death in music than to hear these three very unusual, yet well known, pieces of (fairly) modern classical music.  The Hindemith, with possibly the longest title in the musical repertoire, was composed in 1940 for piano, but then re-scored for orchestral…

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Draw and Tour

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Draw and Tour at Chester Cathedral Explore your creative side and join us for an evening of drawing using the beautiful interior of the cathedral as inspiration. Merging history and architecture with art - the evening will include a 20 minute talk and workshop with local artist Lynette Howells-Moore. This will be followed by a short tour of the building to spark some creativity, allowing time to make quick sketches as you go. After the tour the cathedral space is…

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Learning Latin

July 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 8th August 2019

Learning Latin with Professor Gordon McPhate Come to learn Latin which will help you translate and understand parts of the Anglican Liturgy: Nunc Dimittis, Pate Noster, Credo, Magnifcat, Benedictus and Te Deum. There are 6 sessions each Thursday, commencing Thursday 4 July, from 10.30am - 12.30pm in the library of Chester Cathedral. Week One: Grammar (nouns & adjectives 1), (verbs present tense) Reading (Mark 1 : 23-34) and Nunc Dimittis text. Week Two: Grammar (nouns & adjectives 2), (verbs past…

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