Chester Philharmonic Orchestra


November 2017 POSTER FINAL LR

The last in the "High Five" series

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 18, November 2017 7.30

Our first concert of the new season actually completes last season’s theme. It is the fifth in our “High Five” concert series with a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This work’s fourth movement, the well known ‘Adagietto’, featured in Visconti’s film “Death in Venice” is arguably Mahler’s best known music. You will also hear music by Schreker and Ponce. Both these early twentieth century contemporaries of Mahler write exquisite and tuneful music and we will be privileged to hear our special guest the international soloist Craig Ogden’s interpretation of Ponce’s Concierto del sul which the composer dedicated to Segovia.

Conductor - Stephen Trelfall

Craig Ogden

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Christmas Concert

Chester Cathedral

Wednesday 20, December 2017 Time:- 7.30 pm

PLEASE NOTE :- The revised date of the concert is different from that published on our annual flyer. We regret any inconvenience caused. 

This concert will be repeated on Thursday 21st.

For  further information or tickets visit or phone the Cathedral booking office on 01244 500959

Conductor - Graham Jordan-Ellis

Special Guest:- Rev Richard Coles

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March 2018 POSTER IDEAS 2

Russian Evening

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 3, March 2018 7.30

Красивая русская музыка

We had several requests following our very successful Russian Evening with items from Balakirev, Borodin, Koussevitsky and Tchaikovsky and so are pleased to offer another Russian Classical Romantic evening.  Featuring the young Estonian Pianist Maksim Štšura, with music from Rachmaninoff and Glinka, you are certain to enjoy the evening of beautiful Russian music.


Conductor - Richard Adamson

Maxsim  Štšura

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April 2018 POSTER

Spring Concert

Chester Cathedral

Saturday 28, April 2018 7.30

We have a welcome return of Daniel Parkinson to the Chester Phil for this Spring Concert. Daniel, a former string player with us, now making a name for himself as Assistant Music Director for Northern Ballet. Daniel will direct the Orchestra in a performance of  Dvorak’s Symphony No 9 (from the New World) and Brahms’ Hungarian Dances 3 and 5. Our special guest playing Elgar’s Violin Concerto will be Michael Foyle. Michael, with his friend Maksim is one half of the Foyle-Stsura duo. You will recall that Maksim performed the Rachmaninoff at our last concert. 

Conductor - Daniel Parkinson

Michael Foyle

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Town Hall Concert

Chester Town Hall

Saturday 30, June 2018 7.30

It’s not often that the folk of Chester and surrounding area have the opportunity to hear the World Premier of a Classical Music item. However, our June Concert will feature the first performance of Adam Kornas’ “Celestial City”. Adam will also conduct the orchestra in performances of Copland’s “Quiet City”, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No 8. The soloist in the Copland and Hummel will be Shannon Harper a young student from Chetham’s School of Music and this year’s winner of the Chetham’s/CPO Concerto Prize.


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Conductor - Adam Kornas

Shannon Harper

(Winner of the CPO/Chethams School Concerto Prize)

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