Christmas Street - the video

We are very proud to have been a part of this beautiful Christmas film from Theatre in the Quarter. The film lasts for 15 minutes and people who know Chester will recognise the locations.

Cathedral Christmas Tree

We can’t come and sing to you live this year, but we’ve been busy decorating our tree in Chester Cathedral’s Christmas tree festival.


Relight my fire

Another of our lockdown videos - this time singing with our fabulous friends the Proud Marys 


You don't have to say you love me

We have missed singing in our city, so here's a little tribute set to a back-drop of Chester's eerily empty streets


We're still singing

We may not be allowed out, but we can still sing.
See our video  Downtown Locked-down


VE Day celebration

'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree' - the Handbags go back to 1945 to celebrate VE day


See the Garden Quarter, Cambrian Rd VE day video



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Singing at some Chester care homes - July 2021

Festive Lunch in Harmony at the Grosvenor

Christmas lunch at the Grosvenor was followed by entertainment from the Handbags

Chester Cathedral Christmas tree festival

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Chester’s streets and come and see the trees at the Christmas Tree Festival in the cloisters of Chester Cathedral. Ours is the one decorated with mini choir members (all individually personalised)!

Busking for Christmas

On 7 December we set off around Cheshire to sing at several locations and spread a little sparkle and happiness on the run-up to Christmas. Click on any image for a larger view.


A fundraising event in memory of choir member Shirley Berry raised over £5,000 for Chester's Hospice of the Good Shepherd in October 2019. The Proud Marys from Chester also sang at the event which took place in the Queen Hotel, Chester.

Visit to Belgium

In July 2019 we visited Belgium at the invitation of L'Echo di Spy, a Belgien choir who visited and sang with us in 2018. We took part in the Festival International de Chant Choral Choir during the visit

Down by the river

The Handbags were the first to use the newly refurbished bandstand at Chester's Groves in May 2019