2017-18 Concert Season

The programme for the 2017-18 concert season (September 2017 to July 2018) is currently in preparation and full details will be available here in September 2017. The season's brochure will also be available for download.

Fiona McLaughlin flute, Marija Scott piano

Fiona McLaughlin flute Marija Scott piano

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Fiona Mancey-Jones (née McLaughlin) took her music degree at Dartington College of Arts in Devon. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many venues

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Chester Young Musician of the Year 2017 Competition

Sunday 12 November 2017, 10.00am
The King's School, Chester

Applicants are invited to take part in the Society's annual competition for young instrumentalists.

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Matt Baker and Friends

Matt Baker and Friends

Wednesday 15 November 2017
An evening of entertainment including the Quartz Youth Theatre performing an Operetta of ‘THE PRIORESS TALE’ by Helen Newall and Matt Baker.

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A Gala Night at the Opera

Night at the Opera

Saturday 25 November 2017, 7.30pm

Following its great success in 2013, join the Music Society choir again for another rousing selection of arias, duets and choruses from the best-known and loved operas, including Mozart Magic Flute, Verdi Aida, Verdi Nabucco, Bizet Carmen and many more. Hum along to some of the most popular music ever written.

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A Christmas Evening

A Christmas Evening

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 7.30pm
A Christmas Evening with Caldy Valley Voices
and Bishop's High School Bellringers

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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 7.30pm
Thursday 21 December 2017, 7.30pm

Join the Choir and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate a family Christmas of carols and seasonal music, with readings and introductions by BBC Radio 4 presenter  Rev Richard Coles.

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Winners' Recital

Winners' Recital

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 7.30pm

A Recital by the winners and runners-up  of the Young Musician competition held on 12 November2017

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Wrexham County Youth Choir

Wrexham County Youth Choir

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm

Returning by popular request, these highly acclaimed young performers gave outstanding performances in November 2016.

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Chester Music Society Choir - Open Day

CMS Choir in rehearsal

24th February 2018

A Choral Open Day will be held on Saturday 24th February 2018 at The King's School, Chester.

Choral singers of all abilities and all voice parts are invited to join Chester Music Society Choir to come and sing Mendelssohn's Elijah

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Queen's Young Voices and Chester Youth Symphony Orchestra

Chester Youth Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7.30pm

Queen's Young Voicesmake a return visit from Chester's Queen's School.

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An Evening with Mozart

An Evening with Mozart

Saturday 17 March 2018, 7.30pm
The Music Society Choir join forces with the Liverpool Sinfonia and an outstanding line-up of soloists under the direction of Graham Jordan ellis to celebrate the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Chester Schools Concert Band

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 7.30pm

The Chester Schools Concert Band

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Gala concert: Jonathan Guy clarinet and Leanne Cody piano

Gala concert: Jonathan Guy clarinet and  Leanne Cody piano

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7.30pm


Originally from Wrexham, North Wales, Jonathan Guy is a clarinettist based in Manchester. He regularly performs chamber recitals with Leanne Cody as Duo Vivo

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Music for Kings Queens and Princes

Music for Kings Queens and Princes

Saturday 12 May 2018, 7.30pm

Join the Music Society Choir for a Spring celebration of the best of English music through the ages, including rousing settings of two popular compositions by William Walton and Edward Elgar.

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