From Abbey to Cathedral - On Friday 13 May 6.30 - 10.00 pm, Chester Cathedral will be taking part in the national initiative ‘Museums at Night’

Chester Cathedral

 

‘From Abbey to Cathedral’


On Friday 13 May 6.30 - 10.00 pm, Chester Cathedral will be taking part in the national initiative ‘Museums at Night’ by opening late, providing refreshments in the Cloister Garden and presenting a unique performance entitled ‘Abbey to Cathedral’ telling the story of this great Cathedral in modern words complemented by the appropriate historic choral music.

 

You’ll hear about the foundation of the monastery in 1092 and then hear the choral music of the period sung by members of the Cathedral Choir. The story will then be continued through the centuries, right up to the present day. So you’ll enjoy monastic plainsong, Renaissance masterpieces, Handel oratorios, thundering nineteenth century organ pieces and modern pieces especially commissioned for Chester Cathedral. The concert will then come right up to date with joyous singing by pupils of the Lache Primary School. The Cathedral will stay open after the concert, for visiting and photography at this atmospheric time of night. The presentation has been written by Nick Fry, the Cathedral’s Heritage Officer who said “It’s fascinating to explore the centuries old relationship between the Cathedral and music”.

 

The Cathedral will open at 6.30 pm and refreshments will be available in the Cloister Garden; the Friends Plant Sale will also be open from 6.30 - 7.30 pm. The concert will be at 8.00 pm and the Cathedral will remain open until 10.00 pm for sunset photography – a really exceptional event!

Tickets: Adult £10.00 Children (Under 16 accompanied by one paying adult) £2.50. Entrance after 9.00 pm (for photography) £5.00 from the Cathedral Box Office, 01244 500959 or online at www.chestercathedral.com

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