This concert is generously supported by MBNA

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Tour supported by Arts Council England, Foyle Foundation, The RVW Trust and Friends of Cathedral Music




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Fauré Requiem Tour: Chester

  • Fauré Requiem Tour: Chester

Tallis: Salvator mundi
Tallis: Why fum’th in fight?
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Poulenc: Organ Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor
Gabriel Jackson: Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God
Fauré: Requiem


Chester Cathedral Choir
City of London Sinfonia
Stephen Layton conductor


Chester Cathedral
12 Abbey Square,
Chester, CH1 2HU

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Dates: 18th October 2013 at 19.30

This concert is part of our Sacred Music tour, which celebrates composers of some of the most well known and uplifting sacred music ever written and performed in the buildings it was composed for; our magnificent and awe-inspiring churches. The Orchestra and the cathedral choirs perform works by Thomas Tallis and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with a new commission by Gabriel Jackson and Fauré’s enduringly popular Requiem. There will also be a chance to hear the cathedral organists perform French composer Francis Poulenc’s grand and masterful Organ Concerto, in this the 50th anniversary year of his death.


We are delighted to be joined for the concerts by our Principal Conductor and one of the world's leading choral directors in the UK, Stephen Layton, who will conduct the cathedral choirs in each venue.


Box Office:

Chester Cathedral
01244 500959/


£20 or £10* restricted view

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