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Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

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The Very Revd Dr Tim Stratford
Dean of Chester

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Concerts & Events

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

Saturday 2 March 2019 - Saturday 2 March 2019
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 Philh...
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Chester Music Society presents Bach, St John Passion

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Saturday 23 March 2019
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 ar...
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Chester Music Society presents:- Haydn the Creation

Saturday 18 May 2019 - Saturday 18 May 2019
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 a...
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