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 Music Society present Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’
Saturday 20 November 2021
Conductor Graham Jordan Ellis
Chester Music Society Choir
Soloists Ruth Holton soprano, Janet Shell mezzo soprano, Christopher Steele tenor and Andrew Greenan baritone.
To commence their 75th Anniversary season, Chester Music Society present ‘Elijah.’ The oratorio Elijah was ﬁrst performed in Birmingham in 1846 with the composer Mendelssohn conducting the English version that will be used for the concert. Mendelssohn composed the score and the German version in parallel, based on the works of Bach and Handel, but in a much more operatic style. The work was an instant success, with the Times critic writing: ‘Never was there a more complete triumph and never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art’.
Christmas Tree Festival
27 November 2021 - 4 January 2022
Open normal Cathedral opening hours.
Back and bigger and better than even before! From the beginning of December, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees.. Escape from the hustle and bustle and lose yourself in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways. Don’t forget to vote for our favourite tree too!
Open Daily. Free Admission.
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Chester Music Society Christmas Concert
THE SOCIETY'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 7.30pm
Thursday 16 December 2021, 7.30pm
Ian McMillan presenter
Chester Music Society Choir
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Graham Jordan Ellis conductor
Enjoy a family Christmas concert with seasonal music and carols, with wit and tall tales from our special guest, Ian McMillan – poet, broadcaster and author of enlightening works such as 101 Uses for a Flat Cap. Known throughout the land as the ‘Bard of Barnsley’, Ian is returning by popular demand for a fourth visit to Chester following his outstanding success with the Music Society in 2018. Featuring accompaniment from Chester Philharmonic Orchestra it will be an evening to remember… and the perfect way to welcome the festive season!
Tickets priced from £10 may be purchased on line: chestermusicsociety.org.uk