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.



After the long hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic we are delighted to be able to announce that our new season for 2021-22 will be starting in the Autumn. And not only that, but we are also celebrating our 75th birthday. Chester Music Society was founded in 1946, so 2021 represents a special Anniversary, which we had hoped to begin celebrating in January. Unfortunately events conspired against us, but now - better late than never - we can bring you some outstanding music events.

We are pleased to be able to announce that our regular season of six Celebrity concerts will be promoted this year as usual, but beginning – later than usual - in December and continuing into May 2022. Follow this LINK to see the full prospectus.

Our Choir will begin with a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah in November, followed by our traditional Christmas concerts with a welcome return of poet, broadcaster, and all-round grand Yorkshireman Ian McMillan. Go to Concerts or follow this link to read more.


Unfortunately during the Coronavirus pandemic our Concert Season for 2020 - 21 had to be abandoned. Instead, the Concerts sections of the Society (Celebrity and Showcase) created a YouTube channel, where we commissioned a series of concert programmes  by artists who have played for CMS in the past or are expected to play in the future.

This series of virtual concerts is still available by following this link. Chester Music Society Virtual Concerts


During this period of uncertainty will be doing our best to keep you informed by email (sent via Mailchimp). If you would like to be added to our confidential mailing lists please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..