Welcome to the Chester Guitar Circle
The Chester Guitar Circle is a group of guitarists who meet every month in Chester to enjoy playing and listening to the guitar.
We are always looking for opportunities to share with other guitar enthusiasts. Guitarists of all grades are welcome.
We meet up on the first Wednesday of the month, from 8:00 pm till 10:30 pm at our dedicated venue in Chester. Member's fee is £2.- guests £3.-
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New Committee for 2018/19 After six years of chairing the CGC, Nicole Nijssen has stepped down from the post, resulting in a new look to the committee.
Your committee then, for 2018-19, is as follows:
Chairman, Alastair Gambling
Treasurer, Tony Delaney
Secretary, Geoff Gorringe
Music Curator, Mark Houghton.
Alastair, the incoming chairman, paid tribute to Nicole for the excellent work she has carried out over the past six years. She has been instrumental in organising many events, has raised the standards of performance throughout the circle and increased awareness of the classical guitar in the North West.
Wirral Guitar Festival, Floral Pavillion, New Brighton
Friday 31st May 2019, 7:30pm
Miloš has appeared in recital at almost all major concert halls and festivals around the globe and has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. He is also the first ever classical guitarist to have performed in solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall in London, The Guardian commenting: “More extraordinary by far, however, was the way a single guitarist... could shrink the Hall’s cavernous space into something so close.” The Independent concluded: “... a sleight of hand that makes Karadaglić not only a magician, but a serious and accomplished musician”.
All Tickets £23.50
For Further details; https://www.floralpavilion.com/en-GB/categories/guitar%20festival
Friday 1 March 2019 8pm.
Philharmonic Music Room
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez
Sunday 17 March 2019 at 2.30pm
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Soloist: Sean Shibe
For Further details; https://www.liverpoolphil.com/whats-on
Thu 28 Mar 2019 19:30.
St Francis Xavier's Church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool
Eleanor Kelly – classical guitar
Woodside String Quartet
Admission £5.00 to £10.00
Guitarist Eleanor Kelly and the Woodside String Quartet present a programme of South American music for classical guitar and string quartet, with compositions by Astor Piazzolla and Claudia Montero. The concert will include the UK premiére of Montero’s piece Luces y Sombras.
Eleanor Kelly is a classical guitarist based in Merseyside. A music graduate from Liverpool Hope University, she has been the Musical Director of the Liverpool Guitar Society since 2015.
Piazzolla arr. G. Mirto - Cuatro Estaciones Porteños
Montero - Tres Colores Porteños
Piazzolla arr. L. Turchi-Floris - Ave Maria
Piazzolla - Libertango
Montero - Luces y Sombras (UK premiére)
30th Anniversary Concert
Featuring music from the movies - £25.00
Philharmonic Hall Concert Room
Tuesday June 11th 2019
Born in Hungary but at home in Liverpool, classical guitarists Peter and Zoltán Katona are a force of nature. It’s hard to believe they’ve been performing together for 30 years, but it’s true, and they’ve decided to celebrate Hollywood style, with an evening of music inspired by the movies – from John Williams, Leonard Bernstein and Ennio Morricone right through to Los Lobos and Game of Thrones. They always bring the house down: just watch those fingers fly!
For more details:
St Georges Hall, Liverpool
Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 3.00pm
The soloist in the Concierto will be the Albanian guitar virtuoso
For Further details; https://www.stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/events/six-strings-five-birds-a-symphony/
Chester Guitar Orchestra rehearsal dates for Spring 2019:
March 10th. Subsequent dates to be announced.
Video of the month
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