The latest celebrity concert organised by Chester Music Society will feature the Aurora Ensemble at St Mary’s Creative Space on Wednesday, December 14 at 7.30pm.
The renowned wind ensemble is visiting Chester for the first time. Established in 1996, the Aurora Ensemble is a traditional wind quintet which also expands to work with piano, strings or to explore the repertoire for wind octet.
Each of its players work regularly with some of the country’s leading orchestras and chamber ensembles. The quintet will be playing works by Rossini, Vivaldi, Walton and others, including excerpts from the Façade Suite.
The evening also features the traditional Christmas buffet included within the ticket price.
Prizewinners at the European chamber music competition Musique Ensemble held at the Paris Conservatoire in 2001, the Aurora Ensemble has performed in many major venues and festivals including the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and the Warwick, Thaxted, Ryedale and Petworth Festivals.
They have broadcast on ORS Television (Austria) and BBC Radio 3 for the Young Artists Forum and were selected as one of the featured ensembles in Making Music’s Concert Promoters Network brochure for the 2005-2006 season.
The group will also give a workshop to schoolchildren in Eccleston sponsored as part of Chester Music Society’s youth programme.
Tickets are £18 and available from Ticketsource 0333 666 3366, the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/chestermusicsociety