A top Chester choir is giving singers the opportunity to learn and perform George Frideric Handel's iconic Coronation Anthems ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year.

Led by renowned musical director Martin Bussey, the workshop, organised by Chester Bach Singers will be held at All Saints’ Parish Church in Hoole, Chester on Saturday 5th February from 12.30pm with rehearsals taking place between 1.00pm and 4.30pm.

Pieces will include Zadok The Priest, probably the most famous and recognisable of Handel's Coronation anthems, which was performed at The Queen's Coronation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn to sing Handel's anthems before performing them in public at an informal evening show which takes place at 5.15pm.

Co-incidentally, the workshop and the performance take place on the eve of the 70th Anniversary of The Queen's Accession to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on 6th February 1952.

Helen Crich, the Chair of Chester Bach Singers said: "All singers are welcome to join us for this special workshop which takes an in-depth look at Handel's lively and joyous Coronation anthems in this, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. Following the workshop, there will be homemade refreshments and an informal concert for both participants and audience members to enjoy."

Strict Covid safety protocols will be in place for both the workshop and the performance. Tickets for the workshop which includes tea/coffee and homemade cakes are £15. Audience tickets for the performance are £5 which includes refreshments. Parking will be available at the nearby United Reformed Church.

Full details can be found at www.chesterbachsingers.org.uk and places can be booked online.