Chester Cathedral to Host Candlelit Opera

A beloved attraction and community of worship in our city, Chester Cathedral will soon be holding a special event. While the cathedral is an active church holding regular services, it is also an acclaimed events venue for the city. As part of its continuing programme called Candlelight Concerts, October will see the grade-listed cathedral present “A Night at the Opera”.

Making excellent use of the cathedral’s outstanding acoustics, the event will feature stunning operatic performances from the talented members of the highly celebrated London Concertante. The musical ensemble has been performing candlelit concerts all over the world for over 30 years and is dedicated to combining the beauty of classical sounds with and ethereal and intimate atmosphere.

Designed to be an ideal introduction for first-time classical music concertgoers, the programme will feature much loved music from some of the world’s most popular operettas and operas.

Included in the evening’s programme will be “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot, “Flower Duet” from Delibes’ Lakme, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro overture, Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, and Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro”, which rose to popular fame in the Merchant Ivory film production “Room with a View”, along with music from composers like Verdi and Bizet.

The Candlelight Concert – Night at The Opera will be held at Chester Cathedral on Friday, October 27. The cathedral can be found at St Werburgh Street in Chester; the programme will start at 7.30pm and end at 9.45pm.

Those of all ages are invited to intend the event.

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