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Welcome to the Chester Music Society website. We are based in the City of Chester and have been engaged in the promotion and performance of classical music in Chester since 1946. The Society is 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.

This website contains a wealth of information on our activities which can be accessed by using the main menu at the top of the page, or in more detail by using the sub-menu on the right hand side of the page. For even quicker browsing simply follow the 'Read More' links shown below.

Celebrity Concerts present six high quality events by professional performers of international standing. Our Choir of 160 adult singers presents five concerts each season, including two Christmas concerts with a celebrity presenter. For information about joining the choir as a singer please click here. Showcase Concerts  promote a wide variety of music covering a broad range of music styles and ensembles featuring outstanding young musicians from the Chester area as well as more established local artists.

For information about ticket sales click here. Click here to find out about Society membership and season tickets.
To download a PDF copy of our annual brochure click here. For a copy of the application form for season tickets click here.

We look forward to seeing you at our events, where you can be assured of a warm welcome.

The Society is a Company limited by guarantee registered in England, No. 4793760 and also a Charity registered in England, No. 1099094.
Registered Office: UHY Hacker Young, St John's Chambers, Love Street, Chester CH1 1QN.

 Making Music LogoMaking Music Equal Opportunities LogoChester Music Society is a member of Making Music, the National Federation of Music Societies and was awarded the Making Music "Positive About Equal Opportunities" Standard in 2005.

Celebrity Concerts

Stringed Instruments

The Celebrity Concerts section promotes six concerts each year of high quality performances, mainly of chamber music, by both established and rising professional musicians. An opportunity to hear current and future stars.

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Showcase Concerts

Piano and Score

Showcase - formerly The Society Club - is a long established section which features outstanding young musicians from the Chester area as well as more established local artists.

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Choir on Tour

The Society Choir is a community choir of 170 members giving performances of major choral classics in Chester Cathedral. New members in all voice parts are always welcome to attend rehearsals prior to audition.

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Other Events

Chamber Music Workshop

Each season the Chester Music Society organises a number of musical events in Chester in the form of workshops and competitions. The 3 principal events are: the Chester Young Musicians of the Year Competition; a Choral Workshop; and a Chamber Music Workshop.

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