Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

Covid-19 Update

We are currently planning a small orchestra concert with reduced audience in July 2021.

Covid-19 Update

Sadly our orchestra was still not able to meet up this Spring term to play together due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. To ensure that our orchestra members are able to keep in touch, the committee arranged a few musical … Continue reading

When can we rehearse again?

The orchestra committee has made the difficult decision to cancel our November concert, therefore at this time rehearsals will begin in January 2021 – as we begin to prepare for our March concert. We have been discussing ways in which … Continue reading

Rehearsals for the New Season

Rehearsals for our new season start on Monday 2nd Sept @ 7.30 in All Saint’s Church Centre Hoole. If you would like to join our merry band why not contact our Secretary Alex on


Due to ever increasing costs in providing first class non-professional Classical Music to the folk of Chester and surrounding area, the Chester Phil have regrettably had to increase the price of tickets. This will be our first price increase in … Continue reading

Great response from audience and choir after Creation

Here is one of several critical comments from a performer whose family also attended the Choir/Orchestra’s concert. “A wonderful concert. Thoroughly enjoyed by both performers and audience”

Exhilarating Performances

Wow, what can I say? Such an amazing day playing at The Stoller Hall with a glittering cast of actors. Both performances were exhilarating and I’m excited now for next week’s concerts in Chester Cathedral (J.H. Orchestra member)

A Christmas Carol

Unfortunately Timothy West is unable to appear in the production of Neil Brand’s musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” in the Manchester Stoller Hall tomorrow. His place will be taken by Robert Daws well known for his portrayal of Dr … Continue reading

Cathedral Festival of Christmas Trees

The Orchestra has sponsored a Christmas Tree in this years festival. We hope that as many friends as possible will be able to come and see it. It really looks exceptional.

Joo Yeon Sir was Brilliant

Joo Yeon Sir’s performance of Glazunov’s Violin Concerto exceeded all expectations. Here are two little messages she left…I knew #Glazunov was special!! My sincere thanks to Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Howarth, Chester Cathedral and also to everyone for all your warm welcome and making it … Continue reading