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Sounds of the Fifties

Come and  join us as we explore the Sounds of the Fifties. You might be surprised! The last in the CBS series of concerts tracing choral music through the twentieth century […]

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Handel’s Messiah: Meet the Soloists

On 20th April, Chester Bach Singers are performing Handel’s Messiah – a special fundraising concert conducted by Martin Bussey and accompanied by Graham Eccles, arguably the finest organist in Northwest […]

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The Dream of Gerontius: Behind the scenes

Here's some behind the scenes footage of Chester Bach Singers’ joint performance with Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and Cantiones - Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at Chester Cathedral. You'll also hear our three prestigious soloists in action […]

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The text of Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius,  from the poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman.

PART 1  Gerontius  Jesu, Maria – I am near to death,And Thou art calling me; I know it now,Not by the token of this faltering breath,This chill at heart, this […]

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The Dream of Gerontius: 2nd March 2024

Chester Bach Singers’ large-scale work this year is a joint enterprise with Chester Philharmonic Orchestra and Cantiones in a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at Chester Cathedral. We […]

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Poulenc's 'Gloria' Workshop: 27th January 2024

Every year CBS welcomes singers from across the North (they come from as far afield as Newcastle and Aberystwyth!) to work on a major choral piece for a day, followed […]

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Open Rehearsal: 10th January 2024

We welcome all singers to our Open Rehearsal on 10th January, when we will be starting work on Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius'.  Please arrive at 7.15 for a 7.30 start.  […]

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Interview with Cecilia McDowall

In 2022, Sonoro – one of the UK’s foremost vocal ensembles – commissioned six composers to each write a new work inspired by a ‘choral classic’ for the second of […]

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