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

Tuesday 4 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Music: The Burney Prize Public Speaking Competition (Maidment Building)
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Friday 7 November 2014

  • 19:15
    da Vinci Society Lecture by Desmond Shawe Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures (Art School)

    In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover.  With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, this talk explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society.  Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, will talk about a selection of the 300 works in the Royal Collection brought together for the current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. 

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Friday 14 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Bastille Society: "Monty, Dempsey and Rommel in the Great War": Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (Moser Library)

    Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (OS) is a military author and historian and has been lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.

    He regularly broadcasts on TV and radio, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including By God They Can Fight (1996), The Fight For Iraq (2004), Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives (2011) and Monty Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell (2012). He was a member of Churchill’s between 1974 and 1978 (and had Dr Gee as a teacher!).

    This lecture takes place in the Moser Library and members of the public are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

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Saturday 15 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: St Cecilia Burney Weekend Choral and Orchestral Concert - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November 16th November (Alington Hall)

     

    To celebrate the Burney Bi-Centennial we will be performing repertoire associated with the period in which Charles Burney lived.

    Born when JS Bach still had 23 years left to live and dying only 13 years before Beethoven himself, Burney bridges the Baroque and Classical periods and left us, through his diaries and writings, wonderful contemporary accounts of 18th century Europe.

    The concerts will include works by Haydn, Bach and Mozart, including a complete performance of Mozart’s Mass in C, the Missa Longa, with soloists from the School singing with the Community and Chapel Choirs.

    Kindly supported by Tanners Wines.

    FREE to attend concerts with retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities

    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Sunday 16 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: St Cecilia Burney Weekend Choral and Orchestral Concert (Alington Hall)

    To celebrate the Burney Bi-Centennial we will be performing repertoire associated with the period in which Charles Burney lived.

    Born when JS Bach still had 23 years left to live and dying only 13 years before Beethoven himself, Burney bridges the Baroque and Classical periods and left us, through his diaries and writings, wonderful contemporary accounts of 18th century Europe.

    The concerts will include works by Haydn, Bach and Mozart, including a complete performance of Mozart’s Mass in C, the Missa Longa, with soloists from the School singing with the Community and Chapel Choirs.

    Kindly supported by Tanners Wines.

    FREE to attend concerts with retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities

    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Thursday 20 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Scholars' Recital (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 26 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' - 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th November (Ashton Theatre)

    Poet, soldier and duellist, Cyrano de Bergerac has everything a man could want – except good looks. When he meets Christian, a gorgeous but gormless young officer, they realise that they have, between them, all the ingredients of the perfect romantic hero. But will the woman they love choose beauty… or the beast?

    FREE admission
    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

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Thursday 27 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (Ashton Theatre)

    Poet, soldier and duellist, Cyrano de Bergerac has everything a man could want – except good looks. When he meets Christian, a gorgeous but gormless young officer, they realise that they have, between them, all the ingredients of the perfect romantic hero. But will the woman they love choose beauty… or the beast?

    FREE admission
    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

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Friday 28 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (Ashton Theatre)

    Poet, soldier and duellist, Cyrano de Bergerac has everything a man could want – except good looks. When he meets Christian, a gorgeous but gormless young officer, they realise that they have, between them, all the ingredients of the perfect romantic hero. But will the woman they love choose beauty… or the beast?

    FREE admission

    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

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Saturday 29 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play: 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (Ashton Theatre)

    Poet, soldier and duellist, Cyrano de Bergerac has everything a man could want – except good looks. When he meets Christian, a gorgeous but gormless young officer, they realise that they have, between them, all the ingredients of the perfect romantic hero. But will the woman they love choose beauty… or the beast?

    FREE admission
    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500.

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Friday 5 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Carol Service
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Saturday 6 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: A Christmas Concert for Hope and Homes for Children (Maidment Building)

    To help bring the Michaelmas Term to a fitting conclusion, the Music Department will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert.

    The concert will be packed full of festive musical treats performed by students from Shrewsbury School who will be playing and singing an array of high quality vocal and instrumental pieces.

    Please do join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as a thank you for your support during the first half of the concert series.

    In aid of Hope & Homes for Children.

    Tickets £8 (to include a glass of mulled wine and a minced pie or two!) available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Sunday 7 December 2014

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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Monday 8 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Staff Musical Review (Ashton Theatre)
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Tuesday 9 December 2014

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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