Season Begins 20-21


Chester's Eastgate Clock

Welcome to the Chester Music Society website. We have  been engaged in the promotion and performance of classical music in the City of Chester since 1946 and are committed to providing direct musical involvement and enjoyment for many, particularly by bringing increased musical experience to the rising generation. As a Charity our objectives are to provide, maintain, improve and advance education in the widest sense of the word by furthering public appreciation of music. We present more than 20 concerts and musical events in Chester each year; our concert season begins in October and continues through May.


Unfortunately at present during the Coronavirus pandemic all our 'live' activities have been suspended. Instead, the Concerts sections of the Society (Celebrity and Showcase)  have created a YouTube channel, Chester Music Society Virtual Concerts  to keep society members and the general public in touch with the Chester Music scene during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Society is commissioning concert programmes to be played on the channel, which will also to help artists through these difficult times. The channel hosts pre-recorded videos by artists who have played for CMS in the past or are expected to play in the future when 'normality' returns.

The performance sequence will be:

Bethan Griffiths, Harp. From 7.30pm, on Wednesday 24th June

Heather Heighway soprano and tenor Joseph Buckmaster. From 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 July

Alexandra Lomeiko violin with John Paul Ekins piano. From 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 August

Piano pupils of John Gough. From 7.45pm on Wednesday 9 September

Amy Roberts oboe with Gamal Khamis piano. From 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 October

Antonina Suhanova piano. From 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 November

Martin Bickerton guitar. From Wednesday 9 December

More concerts will be announced in due course

All these events will remain available on YouTube for several weeks. Just click on the Virtual Concerts link above to find them.

If you enjoyed these videos please consider making a donation to the CMS Charity to help us through Lockdown. Just Click here to go to our Paypal giving page (Where you can also take advantage of Gift Aid if you are a qualifying UK tax payer.)


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