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: 59th 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

Friday 12 February 2016

  • 19:30
    An Evening of Chamber Performances given by the Music Scholars of Shrewsbury School (Holywell Room, Oxford)

    This is one of the three musical events that constitute Shrewsbury School’s “Music in the Heart of England Concerts” in Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham during January and February. These culminate in a gala performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem in Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday 28th February.

    The programme in Oxford will contain some sparkling solos such as Franz Liszt’s La Campanella for solo piano, part of Brahms’ E Minor Cello sonata, Cesar Franck’s wonderful sonata for violin and the first movement of Prokefiev’s flute sonata. There are also some terrific Chamber items, such as the Czech composer Martinu’s vivacious and sparkling ‘Revue de Cuisine’ for mixed chamber ensemble, a Handel trio sonata for Recorder, cello and organ and a fabulous trio for Flute, Cello and Piano by Louise Farrenc.

    Galin Ganchev will also be joining us from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is currently studying and he will play works by Scriabin and Chopin. In addition, some of our finest young singers will be presenting some not-to-missed solo song settings; the entire evening promises to be Shrewsbury music at its very best and well worth coming to hear.

    Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are now extremely limited so must be reserved in advance, please, by contacting Nikki Bevan (nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk or 01743 280521).

    There will also be a pre-concert reception, held in the wonderful surroundings of St Peter’s College, Oxford at 5.30pm. Please let Nikki Bevan know if you are able to attend.

    A supporters’ coach will leave from the Alington Hall at 12.45pm, seats are free but limited. Booking is required. The coach will drop off at Beaumont Street in Oxford City centre in time for the reception and concert and will depart Oxford for Shrewsbury at approx. 9.30pm.


    There are two other opportunities this term to hear our pupils perform in venues outside Shrewsbury.

    • On Friday 29th January, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Manchester Cathedral. Please click here for further details.
    • On Sunday 28th February, the Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra, Choral Society, Chapel Choir and Chamber Choir will perform Verdi's Requiem in Birmingham Town Hall. Please click here for further details and to book tickets.
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Sunday 28 February 2016

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School performs Verdi's Requiem (Birmingham Town Hall)

    The Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi is one of the undoubted masterpieces of the choral repertoire, with its fiery Dies Irae and moments of huge operatic beauty.

    This performance is given by Shrewsbury School Symphony Orchestra and guests, Shrewsbury School Choral Society, incorporating Shrewsbury School Community Choir, Shrewsbury School Chapel and Chamber Choirs and guest choristers.

    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.

    Soloists: Claire Morris (soprano), Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo soprano), Gareth Dafydd Morris (tenor) and Jonathan May (bass).

    Tickets £12 / £8 are now on sale. These can be booked either through the Birmingham Town Hall Box Office on 0121 345 0600 or by downloading and completing a booking form and returning it to Nikki Bevan, Marketing Manager, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA or via email to nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk


    There are two other opportunities this term to hear our pupils perform in venues outside Shrewsbury.

    • On Friday 29th January, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Manchester Cathedral. Please click here for further details.
    • On Friday 12th February, there is an Evening of Chamber Music Perfomances given by Shrewsbury School Music Scholars in the Holywell Rooms in Oxford. Please click here for further details and to book tickets.
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