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

Wednesday 1 October 2014

  • 17:45
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir - Choral Evensong at Southwell Minster

    Do come and support the Chapel Choir singing in one of the most beautiful and historic cathedrals in the UK. Choral music to raise the spirits!

    Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

    FREE admission

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Friday 3 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Concert given by Pupils of Shrewsbury School at Myddle Parish Church, Shropshire

    Join us for the opportunity to hear some of Shrewsbury School's talented musicians perform in the beautiful setting of Myddle Parish Church. This concert has become an annual fixture at the kind invitation of Fiona and Richard Wycherley (OS).

    Tickets £5 from Richard Wycherley on 01939 290810 or on the door.

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Sunday 5 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: The Salomon Quartet (Maidment Auditorium)

     

    The Salomon String Quartet, formed in 1982, is established as one of the world’s leading ensembles specialising in the historical performance of the Classical string quartet repertoire. It has toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, the Far East and Australia, as well as making regular appearances at British music festivals and societies.

    The Quartet has made many radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and on European radio stations. Although its principal CD recordings have been of Haydn and Mozart’s string quartets for Hyperion Records, its repertoire covers all the major composers of the Classical period as well as many of their less well known contemporaries.

    They will be performing a programme which will be part of our Charles Burney Bi-centennial Memorial programme that celebrates the life and work of the musician, diarist and Old Salopian.

    Kindly supported by Turtle Doves www.turtle-doves.co.uk

    Tickets £12.50 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Wednesday 8 October 2014

  • 13:00
    Music: Senior Saxophone Quartet at Leeds College of Music (dep 8.00am, return 5.00pm)
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Friday 10 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Piano Trio Recital by François Ragot, John Moore and David Joyce (Maidment Building) - NOW POSTPONED

    François Ragot is recognised as one of the great Catalan cellists, touring internationally as both a soloist and with his own Formations de Chambres des Pays Catalans. François studied at the Royal College of Music in London and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He plays a cello that was crafted for him by his grandfather and played by the great Pablo Casals, who was a major influence on his life.

    François Ragot - cello; David Joyce - violin; Fanny Kobus - viola; John Moore - piano.

    Tickets £10 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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  • 20:00
    The Trojan Women by Euripides - directed by Jessica Walker (EDH) at the Ashton Theatre (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October)

    The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn.

    A modern adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, directed by Jessica Walker (EDH UVI) as a Theatre Studies Independent Student Project and performed by fellow Upper Sixth students from Shrewsbury School.

    Free admission – please reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    or Dawn Dunn on 01743 280 500

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Saturday 11 October 2014

  • 20:00
    The Trojan Women by Euripides - directed by Jessica Walker (EDH) at the Ashton Theatre

    The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn.

    A modern adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, directed by Jessica Walker (EDH UVI) as a Theatre Studies Independent Student Project and performed by fellow Upper Sixth students from Shrewsbury School.

    Free admission – please reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    or Dawn Dunn on 01743 280 500

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Sunday 12 October 2014

  • 18:30
    Music: A Concert for the Shrewsbury Company of Drapers (St Alkmund's Church)

    Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company present a Drinks Reception and Musical Soirée performed by the talented musicians of Shrewsbury School in St Alkmund’s Church.

    This year’s concert is being held in aid of the Shrewsbury Drapers Almshouses.

    6.30pm – Drinks and Canapés Reception
    7.30pm - Concert

    Tickets £20 (to include a drink on arrival) from Jan Boyd on 07967 672523

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Friday 17 October 2014

  • 18:30
    House Singing Competition (Alington Hall)

    The annual House Singing Competition is possibly our most over-subscribed event, combining as it does some exceptional musical talent and enthusiasm with extremely keen inter-house competition, with many part song arrangements penned by pupils themselves especially for the concert. 

    We regret that tickets are limited to pupils, their immediate families and staff of Shrewsbury School, but non-ticket holders are welcome to take advantage of the live video link that will be showing in the Ashton Theatre.

    Please apply for tickets to Karen Wilding at Shrewsbury School Music Department on 01743 280581.

    Free admission with a retiring collection for Shrewsbury School's nominated charities.

    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association Drinks Reception
    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association (SSPA) will be organising a Drinks Reception during the evening, kindly sponsored by Nock Deighton and supported by Tyrrells. 

    A pay bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks will be open from 5.45pm until the start of the performance and during the interval. Deli sandwiches will also be available (pre-order advisable).

    Please use the following link to pre-order drinks/sandwiches - www.buytickets.at/sspa


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Tuesday 4 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Music: The Burney Prize Public Speaking Competition (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: The Salomon Quartet Burney Recital (Maidment Building)
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Friday 7 November 2014

  • 19:15
    da Vinci Society Lecture (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 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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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 December (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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