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 our 2016-17 season of events are also available to download in pdf format: 60th Season of the Performing Arts at Shrewsbury School - brochure

For further information and tickets to free concerts, please contact Juliet Young, Operations and Events Manager on 01743 280812 or jyoung@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Follow Shrewsbury Music and Arts Events on Twitter for regular news and updates: @ShrewsEvents

Forthcoming Music and Arts events for the current term

Saturday 25 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Drama: Churchill's Hall House Play "Julius Caesar" (Ashton Theatre)
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Sunday 26 February 2017

  • 19:00
    Drama: Churchill's Hall House Play "Julius Caesar" (Ashton Theatre)
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Monday 27 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance': Nick Ross, Art History Abroad (Art School)

    Nicholas Ross is Director of Art History Abroad. He has taught in Italy for over 30 years and has published books on Canaletto, Miro and an artistic guide to Florence. His love of Italy is infectious.

    His lecture is entitled 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance'. This is where anthropology meets high art.  It is a lecture that connects something that we know in our own lives to the lives of men and women during the Renaissance. It is food for thought for a general audience and full of detail for the student of Art History.  

    The lecture takes place in the Art School and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

    Please email Amanda Barrow at alb@shrewsbury.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

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Thursday 2 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Jazz Evening (Maidment Building)
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Monday 6 March 2017

  • 17:30
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sings Evensong in Lichfield Cathedral

    Shrewsbury's Chapel Choir is in very fine form under its Director, Alex Mason. In the past two years, the Choir has sung Evensong at St George's Chapel Windsor, Worcester Cathedral, Southwell Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Queen's College Oxford and, last September, Jesus College Cambridge.

    Come and join them for a service of uplifting choral music in a return visit to Lichfield Cathedral on Monday 6th March 2017 at 5.30pm.

    Following the service, the Headmaster and senior members of staff, including the Director of Music John Moore, will be hosting a Drinks Reception in the Cathedral.

    We will be running a Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Lichfield free of charge. It will leave at 3.30pm from the Alington Hall.

    Places at Evensong are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting Nikki Bevan, email nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk, tel. 01743 280521. Please also let her know if you are able to attend the Drinks Reception and if you would like to book a place on the coach.

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  • 18:00
    Art: Opening of Prep Schools' Exhibition (Art School)
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

  • 20:30
    Dance Showcase: "Happily Ever After?" (Ashton Theatre)
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Thursday 9 March 2017

  • 20:00
    Little Bohemia (Hodgson Hall)
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Friday 10 March 2017

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)

    The weekly lunchtime concerts given by students at the School are of an excellent standard and a wonderful opportunity for many of the School's extremely talented musicians to perform in public.

    The concerts are open for anyone to attend and there is no charge for admission.

    Each concert lasts about half an hour, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided afterwards.

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  • 19:30
    Music: Cadogan in Shrewsbury: A Concert for Pupils (Alington Hall)
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Sunday 12 March 2017

  • 18:00
    Shrewsbury School performs in the Cadogan Hall, London SW1X 9DQ

    Shrewsbury School’s Symphony and Wind Orchestras return to perform in the splendid setting of the prestigious Cadogan Hall, alongside musicians from the old Salopian community and other invited guests.

    It promises to be one of the major highlights of the School's concert season in one of the great concert venues in the UK, conveniently situated near Sloane Square.

    Cadogan Hall is the home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts a full season of concerts, including the Proms, as well as having been a much used BBC Radio 3 venue.

    Programme:

    Haydn Symphony No. 104 (London)
    Marquez Danzon No. 2
    Beethoven    Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st movement)
    (Soloist: Both Ruechuseth)
    Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra
    Sibelius Finlandia (conducted by Henry Kennedy (OS))
    Arnold Scottish Dances
    Horowitz Euphonium Concerto (1st movement)

    Tickets cost £15 (£5 for under-18s) and may be booked online via the Cadogan Hall website https://www.cadoganhall.com/event/shrewsbury-school-170312/ or from the Cadogan Hall Box Office: 020 7730 4500.

    High tea will be served in the foyer at the Cadogan Hall before the concert from 4.30 - 5.30pm. All members of the audience are warmly invited to attend - please contact Nikki Bevan if you wish to do so (email nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk; tel. 01743 280521).

    A Supporters’ Coach will travel to London from Shrewsbury on Sunday 12th March, leaving at 11.30 am from Kingsland Hall. Seats on the coach must be reserved in advance by emailing Nikki Bevan (contact details above).

    The cost of each seat is £10 and can be paid either by cheque (made payable to Shrewsbury School) or can be added to the School bill.

    The coach will return after the concert at 8.45pm.

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Monday 13 March 2017

  • 18:00
    Art: Opening of Art Scholars' Exhibition (Art School)
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  • 19:30
    Drama: A2 Devised Performances and GCSE Scripted Performances (Ashton Theatre)
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

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    Music: A2 Performance Exams (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Drama: A2 Devised Performances and GCSE Scripted Performances (Ashton Theatre)
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

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    Music: A2 Performance Exams (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Drama: A2 Devised Performances and GCSE Scripted Performances (Ashton Theatre)
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Thursday 16 March 2017

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    Music: A2 Performance Exams (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Drama: A2 Devised Performances and GCSE Scripted Performances (Ashton Theatre)
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Friday 17 March 2017

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)

    The weekly lunchtime concerts given by students at the School are of an excellent standard and a wonderful opportunity for many of the School's extremely talented musicians to perform in public.

    The concerts are open for anyone to attend and there is no charge for admission.

    Each concert lasts about half an hour, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided afterwards.

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  • 19:30
    Semi-Toned: Sing Theory (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome the fabulous winners of this year’s ‘The Choir: Gareth Malone’s Best in Britain’, shown on BBC 2.

    Founded in 2010, and featuring Old Salopian Rob Cross, Semi-Toned is an all male a cappella group comprised of students from the University of Exeter.

    The group started out as a barbershop quintet, before establishing themselves as a contemporary group with a wide range of repertoire. Praised for their creativity, uniqueness and vocal acrobatics the group embraces music of a variety of genres to ensure there really is something for everyone in any of their shows.

    The group were featured on Olly Murs’ UK-wide tour in 2015, alongside the release of their highly acclaimed music video, ‘Rich Man’, which quickly became a viral hit. Later that year, they won the Voice Festival UK and in 2016 they embarked on an East Coast tour of the US.

    Semi-Toned perform at the Edinburgh Fringe every year and have received 5* reviews for all their shows to date, with 'Toned Up' winning the highly coveted Bobby Award, reserved for the highest-rated shows of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    “The charm in this group lies within the fact that they don’t take themselves too seriously, and that each member brings their own quirky style to every number. This individuality is a breath of fresh air from the traditional show choir set-up, as they relate to the audience as people, not just shiny, stagey, Glee cut-outs.”
    (Natasha Grainger, Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

    Tickets £10 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812.

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  • 19:30
    Music: Semi-Toned in Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Drama: A2 Devised Performances and GCSE Scripted Performances (Ashton Theatre)
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Saturday 18 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: An Evening of Chamber Music with John Moore, David Joyce and Francois Ragot (Maidment Building)
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Sunday 19 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: An Evening of Chamber Music by Shrewsbury School Pupils (Maidment Building)
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Monday 20 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: Stephen Cox (sculptor) and Edward Parry (architect) in Conversation (Ashton Theatre)

    On a corner on Duke of York Street in London, a huge sculpted figure emerges from an office building’s grey basalt. The work, Relief: Figure Emerging to E.L. (2014-15), was made by sculptor Stephen Cox, and the building – 8 St James’s Square – was designed by Eric Parry (OS). 

    This combination is their latest collaboration in a relationship that goes back more than 20 years. “Most architects are interested in art,” explains Cox, “but they wouldn’t want to integrate it in their buildings. Eric has the confidence and imagination to incorporate others’ art into his work.”

    The evening will take the form of a dialogue between Sculptor and Architect, as they explore the relationship between these sister arts.

    It takes place in the Art School and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Friday 24 March 2017

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)

    The weekly lunchtime concerts given by students at the School are of an excellent standard and a wonderful opportunity for many of the School's extremely talented musicians to perform in public.

    The concerts are open for anyone to attend and there is no charge for admission.

    Each concert lasts about half an hour, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided afterwards.

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Friday 28 April 2017

  • 19:30
    A Piano Recital given by Galin Ganchev (Alington Hall)

    We are thrilled to welcome back the extremely talented pianist and Old Salopian Galin Ganchev to Shrewsbury School.  Raised in a musical family in Bulgaria, Galin has played piano since the age of six.  He received an invitation to study the piano with the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Italian pianist Peter Bradley-Fulgoni at the Music Department at Shrewsbury School, and in February 2010 travelled to the United Kingdom and auditioned successfully for a music scholarship at the School, which he took up in September 2010.

    "When I sit at the piano I immediately feel at one with it, and such a feeling of ‘unity’ with the instrument cannot be explained by anything other than the language of music itself.”

    Galin has appeared in competitions including Llangollen and Trefeglwys, in which he won the first prize twice; Gregynog and BBC Shropshire, in which he gained the ‘'Young musician of the year’' title in 2012. He has taken part in more than 70 concerts in the United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Italy,  playing in renowned venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Room, the Tabernacle in Machynlleth, Varna State Opera House, Varna Festival and Congress Centre and others. During his time in Shrewsbury, Galin had five full-length piano recitals in the United Kingdom, six in Bulgaria and one in Italy. He has also collaborated with the Vidin Philharmonic, Shrewsbury School, Shropshire Philharmoic and Varna Philharmonic orchestras, and his repertoire includes more than 100 pieces of music – most of which are solo piano and chamber works.

    Galin is currently a scholarship student in the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies piano with Ian Fountain and piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek. He has taken part in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Michael Roll, Yevgeny Sudbin, Tatiana Sarkissova, Michael Foyle and others.

    His programme will include pieces by Scarlatti (selection of sonatas), Shostakovich (selection of preludes and fugues), Chopin (selection of mazurkas) and Prokofiev (6th Piano Sonata)

    Please join us as we celebrate a truly outstanding young musician.

    Tickets £15.00, with a retiring collection towards Galin’s continuing studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

    Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or 01743 280812.

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