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Sandbach Concert Series
📅 Wednesday 28 November 2018
St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Sandbach
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles, the Mark Eden - Chris Stell Guitar Duo’s chameleon-like ability to communicate in a multitude of musical styles makes them a constantly evolving entity with a unique creative voice.

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
Happy Hartford Christmas
📅 Thursday 29 November 2018
Hartford Grange
FESTIVE fundraising fun is coming to Hartford as Redrow hosts ‘A Happy Hartford Christmas’ in aid of The Joshua Tree.

Promising Christmas cheer including carols, a brass band and a visit from Santa himself, the event, on Thursday, November 29 from 5pm to 7pm is set to be a cracker.

Being held at Hartford Grange, on Walnut Lane, Northwich Town Mayor, Cllr Alison Gerrard will officially open the fundraiser, with performances from Hartford Primary School and Northwich Pop Choir.

Visitors will be able to indulge in seasonal goodies including hot chocolate and delicious spiced mulled wine.

There will also be raffles and a host of other activities to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Caroline Thompson-Jones, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “A Happy Hartford Christmas is now in its fourth year and has become a firm fixture in the community calendar. It’s popular with Redrow homeowners living at Hartford Grange, Water’s Reach and Weaver Park, as well as those in the wider neighbourhood, as it provides an opportunity for people to come together and enjoy some festive fun while raising money for charity.

“We hope people will enter into the spirit of giving by supporting us as we help The Joshua Tree. The charity does a fantastic job working with families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer.”

Redrow has an ongoing relationship with The Joshua Tree. It was one of the charities to benefit from fundraising during the company’s 40th anniversary in 2014 and in 2015 Redrow backed The Joshua Tree’s Christmas gift appeal.

Pippa Watson-Peck, from The Joshua Tree, said: “We are grateful to receive the continued support from Redrow and to join in their Hartford Christmas event as the beneficiary charity. As a charity we are at a time of great excitement as we embark upon the development of a purpose-built support centre in Sandiway. The support centre, to be completed next year, will facilitate the continued provision of free practical, emotional and social support to children with cancer and their family and friends helping to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.”

Redrow has also gifted more than £20,000 to local causes in the Hartford area since 2016 via a series of community funds.

Enter into the spirit of giving with a visit to the Happy Hartford Christmas event at Hartford Grange in aid of The Joshua Tree from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, November 29.

For more information about Redrow’s Hartford developments see: www.redrow.co.uk/hartford.

Find out more about The Joshua Tree via thejoshuatree.org.uk

Independent Cocktail Bar In Hoole Turns 5
📅 Thursday 6 December 2018
The Suburbs, 22 Charles Street, Chester CH2 3AZ
Suburbs, the independent cocktail bar and grazing spot in the heart of Hoole is turning five years old in December.

Neatly nestled just a skip and a hop away from the city centre, the suburban quirky neighbourhood bar and eaterie has been serving its fiercely loyal locals and explorers from further afield with award winning cocktails, fine wines and beers alongside grazing platters and great, locally sourced food dishes for exactly five years on 6th December. To commemorate this milestone the Suburbs are throwing the mother of all birthday bashes.

Kingdom Thenga, owner of the suburban joint, said: “You know the saying by Nelson Mandela, ‘it always seems impossible until it’s done’? Well, it’s our company motto and that certainly applies here! Who’da thunk it. We’re so proud to have been a part of the vibrant fabric of Hoole and of Chester bar scene for five years – and we look forward to serving great drink, great food and giving great service at least five more!”

The Suburbs started as a swanky metropolitan-style cocktail bar five years ago, and during its time in Hoole it has grown from a small drinks venue to twice the size, including the eaterie that uses hyper-local produce from the Hoole high street and a hidden top-floor bar for groups wanting a more private experience.

“We are so humbled and grateful for the community for embracing us and for their continued support. Our success is solely down to our fantastic guests, and we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to them by throwing a big birthday bash! We’d like to invite everyone to come and raise a glass with us.” Mr Thenga said.

By a way of giving back to the community for their continued support, the Suburbs have over the five past years been involved in fundraising for local causes and have played a key part in many community initiatives.

The celebrations kick off at 5pm on Thursday 6th December with doors opening for local businesses and the party will officially start at 6PM, continuing until the small hours of midnight.
The Original Panama Jazz Band

Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert
📅 Wednesday 12 December 2018
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester CH1 2DW
The Original Panama Jazz Band
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm
Started in Wallasey, Wirral in 1954, the OPJB continues to play great jazz over 60 years later. The music is Dixieland / Chicago style, with a broad repertoire: It’s happy music played by experienced musicians who, individually, are in demand from other bands and regularly feature with them.
The music will be drawn from a variety of sources: King Oliver’s classic Chicago jazz, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and some more contemporary sources.
Celebrity Concert: Tickets £20, including buffet
Tickets from 0333 666 3366, Chester Visitor Information Centre, or at the door.
Christmas With Belle Voci

Christmas With Belle Voci
📅 Friday 14 December 2018
St Werburgh's Church, Chester
ITV's The Voice operatic duo, Belle Voci, will be performing an intimate evening of Christmas Carols at St Werburgh's in Chester. Why not enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with mince pies, mulled wine and all your festive favourites? Tickets now on sale at belle-voci.com


Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert
📅 Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7.30pm
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester CH1 2DW
Celebrity
Pixels Piano Trio
Sophie Rosa violin
Jonathan Aasgaard cello
Ian Buckle piano
J S Bach Sonata in E minor, BWV1023
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 1
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8
Sophie Rosa was a finalist in the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. She was First Prize winner of the 2008 Lions European Music Competition in Cannes, and was awarded the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2011 Manchester International Violin Competition. She has given recitals in the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall and has played concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Her debut album with pianist Ben Powell, was released in 2016 on the Champs Hill Records label.
Jonathan Aasgaard enjoys a busy concert career, participating in festivals as diverse as Bergen, Evian, Prague, Washington, the Manchester Cello Festival and the BBC Lutosławski Festival. In 1999 he was appointed Principal Cello of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has performed more than 30 works for cello and orchestra with the RLPO. Chamber music collaborations have taken him around Europe, the Middle East, Japan, South Korea and the USA, appearing alongside violinists Nigel Kennedy, Henning Kraggerud and Julian Rachlin, cellists Yo Yo Ma, Christian Poltera and Giovanni Sollima and clarinettist Martin Fröst.
Ian Buckle maintains a varied freelance career working as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher. He enjoys especially strong relationships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, having appeared with them as soloist on numerous occasions; and has also played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Opera North, Sinfonia Viva and the Manchester Concert Orchestra.
Tickets £16
Tickets from 0333 666 3366, Chester Visitor Information Centre, or at the door.
Sandbach Concert Series
📅 Wednesday 27 February 2019
St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Ches
Pianist Reiko Fujisawa celebrates the great 19th century musician Clara Wieck Schumann with a programme of works by Brahms, Chopin, Robert Schumann and Clara herself - music that Clara performed during her career as one of the major pianists of her time.

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


Life And Death In An Art Gallery
📅 Saturday 2 March 2019
Chester Cathedral 7.30
Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Conductor - David Chatwin
Katherine Lacy (Clarinet)

This evening’s soloist is the principal clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Katherine, will perform Mozart’s beautiful and haunting Clarinet Concerto. The Concerto was written in the same year of Mozart’s death and the first performance took place only three months before he died.

Two pieces in this concert were inspired by paintings. Rachmaninoff saw Arnold Boecklin’s painting entitled Isle of the Dead and composed this splendid Tone Poem. Mussorgsky arranged an exhibition of paintings by Viktor Hartmann and painted musical impressions of the paintings for piano. We have Ravel to thank for the orchestration.

Tickets priced at £16; £12 and £9 (Students £5) are available from Cathedral Booking Office on 01244 500959 or www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk
String Octet

Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert
📅 Wednesday 13 March 2019 , 7.30pm
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester CH1 2DW
Celebrity
String Octet
As a unique experience for Chester Music Society we have invited two of the most illustrious string quartets to combine forces for a programme of chamber music for octet.
Wihan Quartet Sacconi Quartet
Leoš Čepický violin Ben Hancox violin
Jan Schulmeister violin Hannah Dawson violin
Jakub Čepický viola Robin Ashwell viola
Michal Kanka cello Cara Berridge cello
Shostakovich Octet Op 11
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat Op 20
Enescu Octet in C Op 7
The award-winning Sacconi Quartet is recognised for its unanimous and compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach. Performing with style and commitment, the Quartet is known throughout the world for its creativity and integrity of interpretation. Formed in 2001, its four founder members continue to demonstrate a shared passion for the string quartet repertoire, infectiously reaching out to audiences with their energy and enthusiasm. They have enjoyed highly successful international careers, performing regularly throughout Europe, at London’s major venues, in recordings and on radio.
The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as ‘ one of the best quartets in the world today.’ In 2015 the Quartet celebrated 30 years since its formation, and over the years it has developed an outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage, and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire.
This concert is supported by a Friend of the Celebrity Concerts.
Tickets £16
Tickets from 0333 666 3366, Chester Visitor Information Centre, or at the door.
Sandbach Concert Series
📅 Wednesday 27 March 2019
St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Ches
Kabantu is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the world to celebrate the space where different cultures meet, from Scotland to South Africa to Brazil, defying genre to embrace sheer joy in music. Promoted in conjunction with the Royal Over-Seas League.

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 chesterphilorchestra.co.uk

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