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Monteverdi Vespers Of 1610

📅 Saturday 8 June 2019
Chester Cathedral
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 and vivid, virtuosic vocal writing. Chester Bach Singers performs alongside the talented young singers who make up the Fieri Consort, whose debut CD in 2017 focused on the music of Monteverdi and who the BBC Music Magazine described as ‘giving some of the best in the business a run for their scudi’. Accompanied by regular partners the Eighteenth Century Sinfonia and, for the first time, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, this should be a high point of Chester music making in 2019.
Tribute To The Jam

A Band Called Malice: Tribute To The Jam
📅 Friday 14 June 2019
The Forum Studio Theatre
A Band Called Malice has taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam. The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jam's early Fire & Skill years, through to their very last release. As Jam fans themselves, A Band Called Malice will not disappoint and guarantees a show full of high octane energy, angst, aggression, passion and soul of their idols. See what people say about the band by checking out our reviews on their Facebook page or see the video footage for yourself...... better still, come and book yourself a place ‘In the Crowd!’

Music For A Midsummer Evening
📅 Friday 21 June 2019
Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham WA6 6SE
Music @ Gallery 1 presents
Music for a Midsummer Evening
Hannah Roberts - Cello & Caroline Pether - Violin

An evening of light classical music, informal chat and a glass of wine

Hannah and Caroline are both members of Manchester Camerata, but also perform as a Duo across the UK. They will be playing music by Handel, Kodaly, Paganini, Czardas and many more. This is your chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the longest day of the year with some of your favourite music in one of Frodsham's most beautiful settings.

The concert will start at 8.00 pm and last abput an hour

Tickets £12 Available from the Arts Centre or telephone 01928 735832 or 07914794039
or Dandelion on Church Street, Frodsham.
Bar available
Chester Music Festival 2019

Chester Music Festival 2019
📅 Sunday 23 - Monday 24 August 2019
Chester Music Festival returns to Storyhouse this summer with a series of inspiring musical events and interventions across the venue.

The exciting programme brings together free lunchtime concerts, special premieres, sinuous live jazz, brilliant Big Band sound, world-class classical recitals, family-friendly gigs, contemporary dance, and an indie-folk trio named after a Glasgow curry house. There’s even a chance to join in the music-making yourself in the Big Storyhouse Jam-along.

Join us for an exhilarating summer of live music here in Chester.
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Sandbach Concert Series
📅 Wednesday 26 June 2019
St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Ches
Tiptoe are intimate, soulful earth music delivered in an artfully unassuming style. Captivating voices (trumpet, vocals) interweave over a grounded electro-acoustic core (electric guitar, double bass) - they call it chamber-funk, but we’re sure they won’t mind if you called it something else.

Also spotlight concert by talented local young musicians, Art exhibition by Sandbach Art Club plus interval bar and raffle raising funds for local charity. Family friendly event - free parking in Sandbach.

Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket) who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series.

Doors open 6.30pm concert start 7pm finishes 9pm Ticket prices - £10.00, Concessions £9.00, Family tickets £21 (2 adults & 2 children) & School Children £3
Love, Life And Death
📅 Saturday 29 June 2019
Chester Cathedral 7.30 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 our 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, with it’s first orchestral performance in 1943 is tuneful with toe tapping exuberance. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto was composed in 1959 for Mstislav Rostropovich and is unusual in that the final three of the four movement work are played without a break. Folk tunes form some of the themes and there is even a reference to Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death. The Prokofiev is probably the best known of all the contributions to this evenings concert. It is surprisingly the oldest of the three pieces being composed as far back as 1935. The Ballet for which it was composed was however not performed until 1940. The music is of course programmatic and tells the story of Romeo and Juliet in musical form. The fight between the Montagues and Capulets is well known as the introductory theme to the BBC Programme “The Apprentice”. Our soloist Findlay Spence is a young up and coming star from Scotland. He is currently Cellist and Composer studying at the Royal College of Music in London, and Musician in Residence at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge.

Tickets priced at £16; £12 and £9 (Students £5) are available from Cathedral Booking Office on 01244 500959 or
Comberbach Fete 2019
📅 Saturday 29 June 2019
Senna Lane / Mather Drive, Comberbach CW9 6BQ
This year’s theme is: The Greatest Show
Special attractions: RAF Dakota Fly-by from the Battle of Britain Memorial (subject to operational requirements).
This year we have Circus performers and Ferret Racing, which are sure to be a hit with all the family!

Comberbach Fete is a traditional village fete with fun for all the family. The village Parade commences from Senna Lane at 12:30 and proceeds through the village to the Show Ground for the Fete to Start at 13:00.
The fete includes the crowning of the village Rose Queen, circus displays, live music, Grand draw, dancing, gymnastics display, brass band, fairground rides, ice cream, stalls, Alpacas, games, tombola, bottle stall, show ring, fancy dress, food and drink, licensed bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, slides, magic shows, and much much more. A super day of family entertainment with lots to win, enjoy and entertain.
Come and join us for a super time.
Minimal entry fee of £2.50 per adult if tickets bought in advance from Comberbach Post Office in the week leading up to the Fete or £3 on the gate. As always, under 16’s free with a supervising adult.
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Chester Philharmonic

Chester Philharmonic's Summer Concert
📅 Saturday 29 June 2019
Venue: Chester Cathedral
How better to close our Season of Life and Death in music than to hear these three very unusual, yet well known, pieces of (fairly) modern classical music. On Saturday 29th June in Chester Cathedral staring at 7.30 pm, you can hear a remarkable young virtuoso 'Cellist Findlay Spence playing Shostakovich's 'Cello Concerto, Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite conducted by award winning Italian Marco Bellasi. Tickets £16; £12 and £9 available from 01244 500959 or the Cathedral Booking Office or our web site.
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Tuxedo Junction
📅 Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July 2019
Tuxedo Junction
Join Chester Operatic Society in our Swing themed concert Tuxedo Junction Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July 7:30pm St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester CH1 2DW. Tickets cost £15 (£8 for under 12s) and can be purchased from 🎟️ Tickets or calling 01244 375662
Music @ Gallery 1, Castle Park Arts Centre
📅 Saturday 13 July 2019
Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham WA6 6SE
Music @Gallery 1 presents a musical journey through time with Almaz

Frequent performers at our Monthly Musical Monday Sessions Almaz will host an intimate evening of Jazz & Blues in Gallery One on 13th July

Discovered busking at Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival last year and invited to perform on the ‘Introducing Stage ‘ Almaz have been busy making an impression with their unique style of 1930’s songs.

Think Chet Baker & T-Bone Walker meet a troubled Moll in a prohibition Juke Joint and you might imagine a voice full of soul paired with dynamic and engaging guitar.

Almaz have been busy making an impression with their unique style jazz and blues covers matched perfectly with this Songwriting Duo’s own self-penned tracks.

Their Jazz is heavily influenced by sounds of Chet Baker & Ella Fitzgerald whereas their Blues lends dynamically toward T-Bone Walker & Etta James. The duo delight with a mix of relaxed and upbeat songs of old and new.

Performing tracks from their Debut Album, Shut The Door (Behind you when you Leave) Due for release in July, Almaz will take you on a musical journey through time with stripped back big band notables from The Great American Song Book. Cole Porter, Gershwin played with a style and grace befitting of them and blended with a mix of T-Bone style prohibition Blues which will keep you hooked until the final chord is played.

Doors open at 7.30 pm, Starts 8 pm.
Tickets £8 Available from the Arts Centre
or telephone 01928 735832 or 07914794039
Bar available

Pink Floydian A brief history of Time
📅 Saturday 31 August 2019
The Forum Studio Theatre
Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest's Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two hours of Pink Floyd classics. The band sound extremely close to the original recordings, replicating the incredible sounds of Gilmour, Wright, Mason and Waters with precision and dexterity. The band are almost obsessive in their attention to detail, performing each song with note for note renditions of the original recorded album versions or Pink Floyd’s live versions. 2019 will see them delve further into Floyd's back catalogue to deliver some early classics to go along with the most famous of Floyd songs. From the lush landscapes of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” to the haunting refrain of “A Great Gig in the Sky”, the band will guide you on a magical journey through the illustrious recording career of the world’s most successful progressive rock group.
All seats £15

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