We are delighted that Chester Music Society has chosen to support MNDA at several of their excellent concerts during the 2016/7 season. The Society has only recently decided to support a different charity each season and MNDA Cheshire is extremely proud to be the first. One of the choir recently lost a family member to MND and the whole family has been actively involved in fundraising. As a direct result of this, Chester Music society chose to support MNDA.
Chester Music Society has been engaged in the promotion and performance of live classical music in since 1946 and each year, more than 20 concerts and musical events are performed to Chester audiences. The most recent concert featured music of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Graham Jordan Ellis, conductor, led the Liverpool Sinfonia Orchestra and the Society choir in three lesser known works which resonated through the imposing space of Chester Cathedral. The wonderful harmonies of the choir were enhanced by the voices of two acclaimed soloists, Alison Pearce and Peter Edge.
In Chester Cathedral on May 20th at 7 30pm, Chester Music Society Choir will perform choral works by the composers Gounod, Fauré and Franck in an evening of French music. They will be joined on this evening by
soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music. There will be performances of late 19th century atmospheric French music: four ever-popular and well-known pieces by Gabriel Fauré and César Franck and the St Cecilia Mass by Charles Gounod.
Tickets can be obtained in advance from the Chester Cathedral ticket desk.
This will be the last concert of the current season when MNDA will be supported. The Cheshire branch has been overwhelmed by the generosity of audiences at the Chester Music Society concerts and we are hoping that the forthcoming French Connection evening will be a success both for the performers and our charity. We say Vive La France! And lastly, a huge thank you to Chester Music Society for their invaluable support.