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April 2017

The Light of Life by Edward Elgar

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and hear Elgar’s rarely-performed oratorio The Light of Life (Lux Christi) in the magnificent surroundings of Chester Cathedral. Chester Cathedral Choir with: Philip Rushforth, director Andrew Wyatt, organist Clare Lloyd Griffiths, soprano Jessica Gillingwater, mezzo-soprano Richard Dowling, tenor Greg Skidmore, baritone Free admission with retiring collection.  All welcome.

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Metamorphosis by Richard Sweeney

April 4 @ 9:00 am - May 2 @ 6:00 pm

A sculptural installation in paper, Richard Sweeney’s striking work will be suspended above Chester Cathedral’s South Transept in a unique composition. Richard Sweeney’s sculptural work predominantly involves the transformation of the flat sheet of paper into three-dimensional form through hands-on manipulation; folding, cutting and construction. For Chester Cathedral, Sweeney will present a sculptural installation in paper embodying the idea of Metamorphosis. Several metres of delicate white, hand-pleated paper will appear weightless, suspended within the South Transept in a unique composition,…

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Anima in the South Transept

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Anima is a contemporary dance interpretation of Marcel Dupre's Symphonie-Passion. Choreographed by Clare Henderson Davis, Contemporary Performance Artist and Theologian in Residence, with Chester-based dance artist Bettina Carpi, Anima boasts a company drawn from the cathedral, the local community and students from Chester University Dance Department. Symphonie-Passion is played by Phillip Rushforth, Director of Music.

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Anima in the South Transept

April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Anima is a contemporary dance interpretation of Marcel Dupre's Symphonie-Passion. Choreographed by Clare Henderson Davis, Contemporary Performance Artist and Theologian in Residence, with Chester-based dance artist Bettina Carpi, Anima boasts a company drawn from the cathedral, the local community and students from Chester University Dance Department. Symphonie-Passion is played by Phillip Rushforth, Director of Music.

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Anima in the South Transept

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Anima is a contemporary dance interpretation of Marcel Dupre's Symphonie-Passion. Choreographed by Clare Henderson Davis, Contemporary Performance Artist and Theologian in Residence, with Chester-based dance artist Bettina Carpi, Anima boasts a company drawn from the cathedral, the local community and students from Chester University Dance Department. Symphonie-Passion is played by Phillip Rushforth, Director of Music.

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Soulful Saturdays with Retreat House Chester: Dreaming Another Future

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

With Margaret Silf A day of imagination, challenge and encouragement in considering a future for all creation. In times of apparently chaotic breakdown new possibilities can be gestating. When the familiar begins to crumble, a different kind of future may be beginning. This can be an invitation to us to imagine the best possible future for all creation, and then to play our own part in making it a reality on this planet. Today is an invitation to explore something of this challenge and…

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Chester Philharmonic presents ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Finnish Independence’

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

  This year sees the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and the orchestra are proud and honoured to be appointed as official partners by the Finnish Government in their anniversary celebrations. To honour this event the orchestra has chosen to perform an all Sibelius programme. The conductor, Italian Marco Bellasi and soloist from the Netherlands Olivia Doflein (formerly Scheepers), reflect the international emphasis of this event. We will hear Finlandia, The Violin Concerto and Symphony Number Five.

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Public workshop: Any job or good job?

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

People can feel very satisfied in a profession or a job of work, or can equally feel trapped or aimless or without purpose. Through speaker presentations and workshop discussion the aim is to investigate attitudes and feelings towards careers, professions, jobs and work, volunteering, and short-term and long-term unemployment or worklessness. Chester Cathedral Public Workshop, offered in partnership with Chester Voluntary Action, is a space where we can practice community building and explore together the nature of human flourishing. Everyone…

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May 2017

A Short Retreat: A Quiet Day with Retreat House Chester

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Using the Cloister Room of Chester Cathedral as our base, and with other space available, this short retreat in the city will include simple input, shared times and your own time. Our Quiet Days usually take their theme from the season. Cloister Room, Chester Cathedral 10.30am – 2.30pm £12 inc tea and coffee (please bring your lunch or use the Cathedral Refectory) Booking is essential, please.

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GRAND CONCERT with Dishforth Military Wives Choir and Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dishforth Military Wives Choir join with Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir (seven-times winners of the Welsh National Eisteddfod) from Flintshire to provide a GRAND CONCERT in aid of the Help for Heroes charity. The Dishforth MWC is one of eighty Military Wives Choirs established following the success of Gareth Malone’s BBC programme The Choir: Military Wives in 2011. They are conducted by Ruth Sladden, a lay clerk at Ripon Cathedral, whose family originate from North East Wales! Trelawnyd MVC is soon…

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