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Family Tower Tour

February 16 - March 2

Are you looking for something different to do this half term? Embark on your very own family adventure and climb 216 steps to the top of the cathedral tower. Journey across the tower galleries and peer down over the cathedral below, hear tales of a Kings escape and try your hand at making your own melody with our bell machine. You’ll stand 125 feet atop the tower; the highest view point in Chester and gaze across spectacular views of the…

Shrewsbury School – Evensong and Reception

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shrewsbury School is hosting an event to explore boarding life and the benefits it brings. Meet with parents, pupils and staff to ask the questions that matter most, whilst enjoying drinks and canapés in the magnificent setting of the Chapter House. 5.30pm - Shrewsbury School Evensong (open to all). 6.30pm - 8pm - An introduction to boarding life. All tickets must be pre-booked by contacting: 01743 280 521

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Chester Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘Life and Death in an Art Gallery’

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead Mozart - Clarinet Concerto Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition Conductor - David Chatwin Katherine Lacy (Clarinet) This evening’s soloist is the principal clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Katherine, a native of Wrexham, will perform Mozart’s beautiful and haunting Clarinet Concerto. The Concerto was written in the same year of Mozart’s death and the first performance took place only three months before he died. Two pieces in this concert were inspired by paintings.…

Celebration of different abilities service

March 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an informal service to celebrate the contribution of people with different abilities. The service will include a BSL signer, hearing loop, signing choir, large print and braille service sheets. For full details, and to book, click to or call Vanessa Layfield on 01928 718834 ext 232.

Chester Music Society presents Bach, St John Passion

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bach’s St. John Passion tells the dramatic story of the events leading to the crucifixion of Christ, from the Gospel of St. John. At times tender, frightening and passionate, the work is regarded as one of Bach’s most famous masterpieces.  We are especially pleased to announce that Rogers Covey-Crump will be singing the role of the Evangelist, a role for which he is well renowned.

The Narrow Road

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Powerful theatre on the journey to Easter.  Amid the heat and beauty of ancient Palestine, a man stands on a dusty road. An extraordinary journey will take place, retracing the footsteps of Jesus through a world of miracles and madness, violence and liberation. As The Narrow Road is walked, this turbulent world is turned upside down and its inhabitants confronted by an unexpected and surprising vision. As we walk with these people to the cross and on into the challenge…

The Crucifixion by John Stainer

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening with Chester Cathedral Choir Philip Rushforth, director Andrew Wyatt, organist Richard Dowling, tenor Tristan Hambleton, bass The Crucifixion was first performed by the choir of Marylebone Parish Church, London, in 1887. Though much more modest, The Crucifixion is modelled on Bach's Passion music and, while some of the writing is typically sentimental 'Victoriana', there are moments of true beauty and significant choral writing skill. The five hymns are samples of some 170 hymns written by Stainer, Cross of…

Chester Music Society presents Haydn ‘The Creation’

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The CMS Choir is joined by Chester Philharmonic Orchestra for Haydn’s Creation, which completes the choir’s season of monumental choral works. Haydn tells the story of the Creation in some of the most moving music ever written.  From the first appearance of Light through to the final view of the Glorious Work (including whales along the way), you will be swept along with the majesty of Haydn’s masterpiece.

Chester Bach Singers presents Monteverdi Vespers

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

Chester Bach singers perform alongside soloists from the Fieri consort, the 18th century sinfonia, the english cornett and sackbut ensemble.

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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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