Music and Arts Events

Listed below is a selection of Music, Drama and Arts events taking place at Shrewsbury School.  For a full listing of all events here, please see our Calendar.

Details of events are also available to download in pdf format: 58th Season of the Performing Arts at Shrewsbury School - brochure

For further information and tickets to free concerts, please contact our Music Department on 01743 280810 or 280581 or dkwood@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Forthcoming Music and Arts events for the current term

Sunday 1 March 2015

  • 12:00
    A Children's Concert (Maidment Building)

    Please do come along with your children to enjoy what promises to be a wonderful concert, where your children will hear some well-known favourites and learn a little about a variety of instruments.

    The concert will last for approximately one hour with coffee and juice in the foyer prior to the concert.

    The concert is ideal for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

    FREE admission

    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

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  • 19:30
    A Recital for Two Pianos (Alington Hall) - NOW CANCELLED
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Monday 2 March 2015

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    13+ Art, Drama and Design Scholarship Assessments
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Thursday 5 March 2015

  • 17:30
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Worcester Cathedral

    Having visited Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals in recent years, the Chapel Choir return to Worcester to complete the trio of performances in the Three Choirs Festival country.

    Everyone welcome.

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  • 20:00
    Moser's Hall presents 'The House of Fog' by Peter Brammer (Ashton Theatre)

    Timothy Rackonsfield III and his beautiful fiancée, Lucy Lackenspiel, visit his childhood home. But where is his father? Who is this sinister Count? What is the strange creature that keeps destroying the geraniums? And will that doddery old butler ever run out of macaroons?

    All is certainly not what it seems in this potent comedy-thriller. Considered by no one to be a provocative take on the revenge tragedy genre, it categorically fails to set the theatrical world ablaze, but does at least cover it in a preposterous blanket of fog.

    Hamlet meets Benny Hill, it's not to be mist...

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Saturday 7 March 2015

  • 18:00
    Charity Exhibition in aid of the NSPCC (Ceramics: Victoria Dark and Paintings: Christine Eldridge) (Art School) (until Sunday 8th March)


    A Career Retrospective Ceramic Collection by Victora Dark

    This is a major exhibition by one of the finest international ceramic artists of her generation, whom we have been fortunate to have on the staff of our Art Department for the last 35 years. This is Victoria's largest ever show and her last before she retires from her position as Teacher of Ceramics and Artist-in-Residence at Shrewsbury School.

    It will include a range of the remarkable Raku vessels for which she has become justifiably famous throughout the world. Porceleain sculptural vessels will also feature, together with wall plaques, plates, mugs and bowls.  

    The Exhibition will also include a watercolour exhibition entitled 'Flowers Through the Seasons' by local artist Christine Eldridge.

    A Private Viewing of the Exhibition will take place on Saturday 7th March from 5pm to 8pm.

    Tickets £5.00, to include a glass of wine and canapes, are available from the NSPCC's Sue Skinner on 07762 292494 or Tricia Wells on 07966 260974.

    On Sunday 8th March the Exhibition will remain open for viewing by the public from 11am - 2pm.

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Monday 9 March 2015

  • 18:00
    Art: Opening of the Upper Sixth Art and Photography Exhibition (Art School)
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Tuesday 10 March 2015

  • 19:15
    Bentley Elocution Competition (Ashton Theatre)
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Friday 13 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Orchestral Concert for Lower School Pupils (Alington Hall)
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Saturday 14 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Gala Orchestral Concert - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March (Alington Hall)

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Sunday 15 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Gala Orchestral Concert (Alington Hall)
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Saturday 4 April 2015

  • 19:30
    The National Youth Wind Orchestra at the Alington Hall

    The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain is coming to Shrewsbury!

    Conducted by Mark Heron, The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain will be performing on Saturday 4th April 2015 at Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School. The concert is due to start at 7:30pm and includes works from living British composers in addition to Ticheli’s Symphony No.2 and Grainger’s Marching Song of Democracy. Euphonium soloist, David Thornton will also join the orchestra to perform Kit Turnbull’s Blue Rider. The concert showcases some of the UK’s finest young woodwind, brass and  percussion players. A definite must see!

    Tickets (£12, £8 concessions) can be purchased either from NYWO’s website – www.nywogb.com – or from Windband Ltd (9 Greyfriars Road, Shrewsbury; call (01743) 367482 or email info@windband.co.uk) and also at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

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