Chester Festival Chorus celebrates Britten's 100th birthday with a performance of Saint Nicolas with John Wilson, fresh from his sell0ut Hollywood Rhapsody Prom - for details click here
This is the home of the Chester Festival Chorus. Every year from May onwards we work hard to prepare for our annual appearance in the Chester Music Festival in the glorious setting of Chester Cathedral. Over the years we’ve had a chance to sing with many world renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists. Look through the site for information about the choir, our past and future concerts, as well as information on how you can join us!
In 2012 the chorus worked again with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and their charismatic chief conductor Vasily Petrenko in a performance of Brahms’ Requiem on Friday July 6th. It was a fantasic experience for all concerned! For a couple of reviews click here and here.
2013 was the first Chester Festival under the aegis of Chester Performs. providing two chances to hear the chorus. On June 1st, the day the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, we performed Handel's Coronation Anthems in celebration. Still to come, to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth we will be performing his cantata Saint Nicolas on September 27th with the wonderful John Wilson and as soloist, Ben Johnson, winner of the Audience Prize at this year's Cardiff Singer of the World competition.