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Voices in Harmony
A Welcome for our American Visitors for special Town Hall Concert
City Choir Fly the Flag to welcome American Visitors for special Town Hall Concert
Final preparations are underway in Chester as one of the City's top choirs get ready to welcome not one but two visiting choirs from across the pond.
With a busy summer of events well underway, Chester Male Voice Choir will extend the hand of friendship to two American choirs when they visit Chester on Wednesday July 17th at 7.30pm for a joint concert at Chester Town Hall. The concert "Voices in Harmony" will feature performances by Chester Male Voice Choir under the Musical Direction of Rodney T Jones with accompaniment by Helen Jackson and a 60 strong mixed choir made up of members of Orange Community Master Chorale and Master Chorale of Saddleback County from California who are visiting Chester as part of a concert tour of Scotland and Northern England.
Formed in in 1994, The Orange Community Master Chorale is a community based choir located in the city of Orange, in Orange County,
California, U.S.A and has a reputation for being one of the finest community choral organisations in Southern California.
The choir has participated in and created events with the aim of making City of Orange more culturally diverse and
musically aware and it annually organises large scale community events in the city including the Tree Lighting and
Candlelight Procession for the City of Orange which sees several thousand people in attendance.
The chorus has also been a featured choir for special performances each year including the "Candlelight Procession " at Disneyland,
in Anaheim, California, they have also performed at the Disney Community Service Awards.
The choir also presents Autumn and Spring concerts and In May of 2009, performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York
under the direction of their director Michael Short. The Choir's most recent performance was Carmina Burana with the Master Chorale of
Saddleback Valley who are joining the choir on their tour of the UK, including the concert with Chester Male Voice Choir at the Town Hall.
Formed in 1963, Master Chorale of Saddleback County celebrated its 50th year in 2013. The choir is dedicated to providing a cultural service to Orange County in the presentation of choral masterworks, and to the encouragement of the musical performing arts in general. The longest standing choral-performing group in Orange County, the group currently has almost 50 choral musicians in its ranks.
The combined American choir will be directed by Michael Short, the founder and musical director of Orange Community Master Chorale. In addition to secular responsibilities as vocal music director at Orange High School, Michael is also the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of the City of Orange and has directed several concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City with both high school and adult participants and regularly organises concert tours for both age groups in the United States and abroad, including the tour which the choirs' visit to Chester is part of. Under his direction, choral groups have appeared in two feature films, Ed Wood and Sister Act 2 and performed musical voice-over for a movie about cult comic book legend Stan Lee.
Speaking about welcoming the two American choirs to Chester for the special concert, Chairman of Chester Male Voice Choir John Walsh said "We are delighted to have been asked to host this joint concert for the combined choir from California and to showcase them in one of our favourite city venues. They are in Chester for 3 days and this will be the final concert on the final day of their 10 day tour. We’re really looking forward to it and to hear their contrasting programme which should make for a memorable evening and a great memory for the touring party. We’re delighted too to have both our President and Vice President as our honoured guests; her Grace the Duchess of Westminster and new Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Williams and his wife Denise."
The concert will start at 7.30 pm and there will be an interval bar available.
Full details of "Voices in Harmony" can be found at
Where tickets can be bought online.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Visitor Information Centre at Chester Town Hall
or by telephone on 07894 509529.
A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase on the door on the night.
Chester Town Hall is 150 Years Old this year 2019.
Chester Town Hall
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Town Hall Events
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Chester Town Hall stands at the centre of Chester on Northgate Street. It is used for civic functions, council
meetings, craft fairs and even marriage ceremonies.
Chester town hall was opened in 1869 by the Prince of Wales later King Edward VII. The architect was WH Lynn
of Belfast. His design was chosen in a competition.
Town Hall Gates
The Main Door of the Town Hall
The present Town Hall replaced the Exchange building, which stood at the centre of
Northgate Street. The Exchange was built in 1698. And was burnt down in 1862. The Exchange building is pictured below.
After the building had been burned down. A statue of Queen Anne was rescued and placed on the spur wall to the Water Tower.
In the 1960's the statue was stolen. Just the alcove remains on the steps. Click on the picture for more information >>>
Fire damaged stone taken from the old exchange and placed on the Water Tower spur wall
The old spire from the Exchange is now in the Abbey Square.
Buildings facing the Town Hall Square on Northgate Street
St Werburgh Street
St Werburgh's Row
Cycle Parking near the Town Hall outside the Library
The Police Station has been reinstated at the side of the town hall
A view of the Town Hall square
There are Benches around the Town Hall Square
The Abbey Gateway leads from the Town Hall Square to the Cathedral. Click on the picture.
Town Hall Square
Chester Central Library
Sculpture in the Town Hall Square
Chester Christmas Market
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Town Hall Square
Chester Ghost Tours. Extra tours around Halloween 2019. Run from the same place: The Town Hall Square at the centre of Chester outside the tourist information shop.
Every Saturday December - May
Every Friday and Saturday June - August
Every Thursday and Friday and Saturday September - November
Extra Tours Friday 25, Saturday 26th, Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd 2019.
Private Groups Tours can be booked at any time firstname.lastname@example.org
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