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Christmas Concerts Coming to Chester

Chester Cathedral is set to host three Christmas concerts over December designed for members of the community keen to get into the festive spirit in one of the city’s beloved landmarks.

The evening events run between 7:30 and 10:00 pm and feature gifted local artists and stars from London’s West End.

On Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, Chester’s annual Christmas carol concert will be held within the cathedral.

Directed by Philip Rushforth and featuring organist Alexander Lanigan-Palotai and readings by Nicholas Fry, the returning event promises an evening filled with merriment and joy. The concert will allow guests of Chester Cathedral to enjoy a selection of popular and traditional words and music for the season, including firm favourites and contemporary classics.

Those attending on the night will find a mince pie and mulled wine, or a biscuit and juice for little ones, are included in their ticket.

On December 22, Christmas by Candlelight in Chester will have a matinee performance in the cathedral by a West End cast accompanied by a live band. The celebrated artists will be playing classic Christmas hits made famous by singers like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley, to name but a few.

As a result, guests of the event can sing along to yuletide songs such as ‘White Christmas’, ‘Santa Baby’, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘O Holy Night’ by candlelight.

All the concerts will take place inside Chester Cathedral, which can be found on St. Werburgh Street in Chester.

You can find everything you could wish for this Christmas at a glance on our Christmas in Chester page.

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