What is Cathedral at Height?
Our brand new guided tour will take you take you behind the scenes at Chester Cathedral, providing an unparalleled level of public access. Our tower tour with a twist will allow you to immerse yourself in our unique blend of medieval and modern history. See one city, two countries and five counties from the top of the cathedral tower. Climb through 900 years of history and discover our hidden spaces.
Explore our bell-ringing chamber
Get up close and personal with our stained glass
Peer down on our fourteenth century quire stalls and Victorian organ
Amble along our galleries
Take in a panoramic view of the city and beyond from the roof
Discover the hidden cathedral
Tickets for the tour will be charged at £8 for adults and £6 for children. Individual bookings can be made in the cathedral on the day of the tour. For group bookings of six or more people contact Chester Cathedral Box Office on 01244 500959.
Please note that due to the fabric of our historic building the tour contains lots of steps and twists and turns. 216 steps up and down. Very small doorways. Spiral staircases. Narrow passageways. High walkways. No children under 8
More info here
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Chester Philharmonic's November Concert
📅 Saturday 16 November 2019
Arnold; Overture Peterloo, Vaughan Williams; Tuba Concerto ( Soloist Les Neish) Berlioz; Symphonie Fantastique; Conductor Marco Bellasi:
It is 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre when 18 protesters were slaughtered and over 400 were injured by a cavalry charge of the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry. Arnold’s overture commemorates the event in music whilst Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is the first in our theme for the season of “Fable and Fantasy”.
Ralph Vaughan Williams tuba concerto, composed in 1954, will be heard this evening performed by international artist Les Neish. Les has toured the world performing in over 60 countries and is Tuba Tutor at the RNCM, Salford University and Birmingham Conservatoire
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique like the Peterloo Overture depicts a story. “The Artist” (Berlioz himself) falls in love but is unable to confess his love to the object of his desire. Everywhere he looks he sees visions of his loved one. He is an opium addict and suffers from hallucinations which are depicted in the March to the Scaffold and Witches Dance. As Bernstein said, "Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral”.
Tickets £18 Front Nave; £13 Rear Nave and West Steps; £6 Students.
from 01244 500959 or chesterphilorchestra.co.uk
The Diversity Ball - Chester Cathedral
📅 Friday 22 May 2020
Chester a city of walls without barriers
The event will be the first annual Diversity Ball, of its type, in the UK. It will be held in all the areas of Chester cathedral in the evening of 22 May 2020 with a potential attendance of 1,400 guests.
The Ball is different to the normal concept of a Ball as it will be inclusive and reach out and welcome ALL the communities of Chester, ethnic, religious, ability/disability, sexual orientation etc It will celebrate our differences as equals.
The Diversity Ball will include a diversity fashion show, singing in sign language, orchestras, bands, DJs
The Chester Diversity Ball will create a culture of diversity, in which we are as different as we are similar. In an exciting evening, we will set a new standard for the openness of our society, for tolerance, inclusiveness, accessibility and mutual respect.
Register now on the Diversity Ball website diversityball.co.uk