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


Chester Cathedral
Saint Werburgh Street


Charles GounodMesse solennelle de Sainte-Cécile (St Cecilia Mass)
César FranckPsalm 150
César FranckPanis Angelicus
Gabriel FauréAve verum corpus, Op.65 no.1
Gabriel FauréCantique de Jean Racine, Op.11


Graham Jordan Ellis – Conductor
Graham Eccles – organ

Chester Music Society Choir

Programme Note

Chester Music Society Choir performs choral works by the composers Gounod, Fauré and Franck in an evening of French music.  They are joined on this evening by soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Towards the end of the romantic era the 'classical' styles of the great Austrian and German composers were gradually overtaken by a more impressionistic style typified by a new generation of musicians from France.

Join the Society Choir for 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 of Charles Gounod.

This simplicity, this grandeur, this serene light which rose before the musical world like a breaking dawn”: Saint-Saens

The Chester Music Society Choir page.

The Chester Music Society page for Graham Jordan Ellis.

Graham Eccles

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