Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Chester Cathedral
Saint Werburgh Street


Gioachino RossiniWilliam Tell: Overture
Carl Maria von WeberClarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor, Op.73
Dmitry ShostakovichSymphony no.5 in D minor, Op.47


John Bradbury – clarinet
David Chatwin – Conductor

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

The second Cathedral Concert in the “High Fives” Season sees a performance of the dark brooding Fifth Symphony of Shostakovich. Composed in 1937 and later described as, “An expression of suffering to which the population had been subjected by Stalin,” it is non-the-less triumphant and tuneful. We will also hear Weber’s Clarinet Concerto performed by the BBC Philharmonic’s Principal Clarinet John Bradbury. The conductor is David Chatwin, also from the BBC Phil, and the concert commences with Rossini’s William Tell Overture, the tune you can’t hear without thinking of ‘The Lone Ranger.’ 

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