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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…

Finding Nemo Indoor Outdoor Cinema Experience at Chester Cathedral

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo comes to Chester Cathedral An amazing 'indoor outdoor' cinema experience in the cathedral with a showing of the Disney Pixar classic Finding Nemo (U). The nave will be covered in artificial grass to re-create the atmosphere of an outdoor cinema event, without the need for an umbrella! This event is part of waves - our extraordinary year of special events centred around the theme of water. After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef…

Titanic Indoor Outdoor Cinema Experience at Chester Cathedral

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Titanic at Chester Cathedral An amazing indoor outdoor cinema experience at Chester Cathedral with a showing of Titanic (12). The nave will be covered in artificial grass to recreate the atmosphere of an outdoor cinema event, without the need for an umbrella! This event is part of 'waves' - our extraordinary year of special events centred around the theme of water. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. Plus:…

Italian Gala Evening

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us in the Refectory for our first Italian Gala Evening of 2019, with celebrity chefs Francesco Gotti, Gianluca Tomasi and special guest chef, Pierluca Ardito from Puglia. Enjoy four courses including wine from the Puglia region, followed by coffee and pralines - accompanied by 'The Best of Frank'. Please note - please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements by emailing Sarah on   Menu Stuzzichini Canape's with a glass of Prosecco Seasoned air cured meat with burrata…

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 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…

Band of the Royal Air Force College

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of their UK wide Anniversary Concert Tour, this special charity concert performed by one of the finest military bands in the country celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust. All proceeds will go to the charity, which was established in 2004 to raise welfare funds through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians.

Hospice of the Good Shepherd 30th Anniversary Proms Concert

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a Last Night of the Proms celebration in the stunning surroundings of Chester Cathedral. Performances from Mezzo Soprano Danielle Louise Thomas, Welsh Tenor Aled Wynn Davies, the Rhos Male Voice Choir,  Canoldir and Northop Silver Band will perform all of your prom favourites from Land of Hope and Glory through to Rule Britannia. This concert is to celebrate the Hospice’s 30th Anniversary.

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