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Members of one of Chester's finest choral groups are preparing to stage a special concert which was delayed due Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Staged by Chester Festival Chorus, the concert entitled "Music All Around Me" will take place at 7.30pm on Sunday 10th July in the historic surroundings of St Werburgh's Church on Grosvenor Park Road in the city centre. The concert was originally due to take place in 2020 but had to be shelved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The informal concert will feature A Capella performances of light classical pieces including works by Edward Elgar, Thomas Tallis and Charles Villiers Stanford. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the concert will go to Chester Aid For The Homeless.

Speaking about the hour-long concert, Andy Ashton, the Chair of Chester Festival Chorus said "You don't have to understand anything about music to come this concert. Just switch off your phone, chill out and enjoy the amazing sound of unaccompanied voices singing in harmony.  The concert is only an hour in duration and the pieces are all quite short and so it's the perfect introduction to classical music for anyone who is unfamiliar with the genre but equally, there is much for classical music afficionados to enjoy too. We are so looking forward to this concert, we've waited 2 years to get to perform it!".

The concert will be led by the choir's popular conductor Ellie Slorach. Based in Manchester,  A graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music, Ellie is currently the assistant conductor for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege and Artistic Director of Kantos Chamber Choir. Mostly recently, Ellie has worked with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and Northern Ballet.

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Pictured - Chester Festival Chorus who are staging a concert to raise funds for Chester Aid to The Homeless.


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