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Encourages members to pursue their artistic ambitions in a variety of mediums, through tutoring and personal development. We also hold an annual exhibition of our own work every October.
A versatile vibrant, award-winning ladies a cappella chorus, specialising in exciting, high energy performances. Repertoire includes ballards to jazz; and pop to barbershop.
CNEWOCA exists to promote the organ and it's repertoire by providing events and forums for organists, choirmasters and all who enjoy listening to organ and choral music.
A choir of about 40 voices, was formed in 1976 and has, since then, established itself as a leading chamber choir in the North West, giving five or more concerts per year in the Chester area. Programmes include large-scale choral works with orchestra as well as chamber works ancient and modern. The choir is committed to musical excellence and to the encouragement of young musical talent. Admission to the choir is by audition.
Promote debate by proposing and opposing a variety of topics. Members are invited to join in the debate in accordance with our agreed protocol.
Organisers of the Chester Folk Festival, February Folk Day and other folk music events.
Chester in Concert is a pressure group founded in 1988, campaigning for a concert hall (or music theatre) for Chester. We have 150 paying members, capital reserves circa £10,000 and regularly subsidise the Summer Music Festival.
We are a group of 50 ladies who love to sing! We sing a varied repertoire and perform two main concerts each year as well as charity concerts and weddings. New members are welcome.
Chester Music Society promotes and encourages performances of classical music and choral music through the four arms of society: choir, celebrity concerts, club and youth choirs.
A communiy choir of 170 members performing major choral classics.
Stages full musical theatre productions and concerts in and around the city. Concerts present lively combinations of musical theatre, light opera, classical and popular music. A registered Educational Charity keen to promote the participation in and appreciation of the operatic and dramatic arts. Established in 1922.
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra is a non-professional orchestra that rehearses weekly from September to June. We perform four concerts a year, usually in Chester Cathedral, and collaborate in joint concerts with other local amateur music organisations.
Organises a programme of lectures, competitions and formal and informal instruction relating to photgraphy. Aimed at amateur phtographers from beginners to advanced workers.
Gives young musicians the opportunity to play an extended repertoire of music in addition to that played in school bands. We undertake a foreign tour every two years. Rehearsals Tuesdays 7-9pm during term time.
Award winning amateur drama club presents six productions annually and welcomes new members for involvement in all aspects of producing plays and running its own theatre.
Provide constructive criticism and socialising for creative writers. We have occasional group projects and writing themes and give annual performances in the Chester Literature Festival.
A local band for people of all abilities. We are also available for concerts etc.
The Choir is long established in the City, is a registered charity and performs in concert for a variety of charities, holds its own festival concerts twice a year and a Christmas concerts. The Choir is a favourite for wedding ceremonies too. The choir has won many accolades over the years and its motto is 'We Sing to Serve'.
Deva Flamenco are a voluntary community group who promote appreciation of flamenco. Weekly dance classes, occasional workshops by visiting dancers, talks, workshops for schools and community groups. Dance shows.
The Friendly Band, established in 1897. The band have an extremely enthusiastic MD, instruments and uniforms, they are looking to bolster their numbers with players required in all sections. The Band meets on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm, the juniors meet on Wednesdays at 7pm and the ensemble meet on Wednesdays at 8pm.
A Music Society, promoting recitals and concerts at the Wesley Church Centre, raising Funds for its parent charity: Wesley Methodist Church, Chester.
We put on about 10 lectures a year (September to June, Monday evenings) of general interest (history, travel, art, science) and arrange occasional trips.
Still Standing is a small community choir comprising poets, actors, singers, musicians and others. Our aim is to enjoy singing and raise money for charity.
We put on two amateur drama productions each year in December and March.
The Waverton Handbell Ringers are a well-respected group of musicians who enjoy ringing handbells and perform often throughout the year. We currently have three levels of ensembles from beginners to advanced. We strive to be the best musicians we can be on handbells.