Music Events

Hardly a week goes by at Shrewsbury without something musical happening.  For a full listing of all events, please see our Calendar.

For further information about any Music Events, please contact Darren Wood on 01743 280810 or dkwood@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Forthcoming Music events for the current term

Monday 7 September 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Welcome to Music for new pupils (Maidment Building)
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Saturday 12 September 2015

  • 19:30
    All The King’s Men (Maidment Auditorium)

    We are over the moon to be launching our 59th Season of Music & Arts with All the King’s Men in concert.  

    A multi-award-winning a cappella group based at King's College London, All The King’s Men combine tight vocal harmonies with mesmerising choreography presenting a highly entertaining show for any occasion. Featuring Old Salopian George Fowler (SH 2009-14) as Musical Director.

    "If you like a cappella, you’ll love this." (BBC Radio 2)

    The group will take over the Maidment Auditorium with an eclectic blend of impressive harmonies, quirky choreography and their own dash of mischief and charm.

    Tickets £10 / Students £5 / Friends of SSMA £10 to include a glass of champagne and canapés before the concert.
    www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool
    or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

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Friday 18 September 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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Saturday 19 September 2015

  • 19:30
    New Entrants’ Concert (Alington Hall)

    Join us in welcoming our musical newcomers to Shrewsbury School with their debut concert in the wonderful setting of the Alington Hall. 

    This is always a very special evening of new talent revealed for the first time by our new Third and Sixth Form entrants.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities.

    Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or available on the door.

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Thursday 24 September 2015

  • 19:30
    An Evening of Chamber Music with François Ragot, Fanny Korbus, David Joyce and John Moore (Maidment Auditorium)

    Once again, Shrewsbury's Director of Music John Moore and Head of Strings David Joyce team up with their French counterparts, Fanny Korbus and François Ragot to present a fantastic evening of Chamber Music.

    As the centrepiece performance, they include Johannes Brahms' wonderful G Minor Piano Quartet, as well as solo instrumental works for violin, viola and cello.

    François and Fanny pursue busy professional careers in their native France, and François plays a cello made by his grandfather, Lucien Ragot, a celebrated luthier known in France for his fine instruments.

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Wednesday 30 September 2015

  • 18:15
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong at The Queen's College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the Baroque splendour of the chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford.

    The Choir will perform music by Adrian Batten, Claudio Monteverdi and Sergei Rachmaninov.

    The Headmaster and senior members of staff will be hosting a reception in College for all members of the congregation following the service at 7pm. For more information, please contact marketing@shrewsbury.org.uk

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Friday 2 October 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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Saturday 3 October 2015

  • 19:30
    'Russian Treasures' - Tenebrae in Concert (Chapel)

    Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles and is renowned for its passion and precision. 

    We welcome Tenebrae to the Chapel at Shrewsbury School to perform their latest album, 'Russian Treasures'.

    Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception. Over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers.

    Choir and Organ describes the release of 'Russian Treasures' as “majestic interpretations with a beautiful bloom on the recorded sound”.

    Tickets £12 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

    This concert is being kindly supported by Old Salopian Richard Baker.

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Sunday 4 October 2015

  • 20:00
    Open Mic Night (Maidment Auditorium)

    Professionally executed student-organised events that draw upon the musical talent from the students at Shrewsbury School.

    Expect a vast spectrum of acts within an atmospheric environment that is relaxing and enjoyable for all!

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Thursday 8 October 2015

  • 19:30
    Music: Concert at the Tabernacle, Machynlleth (depart at 4.00pm)
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Friday 9 October 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Joe Stilgoe Trio (Maidment Building)

    "A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent." The Guardian

    Joe Stilgoe is the renaissance man of modern jazz.  He has twice topped the UK jazz chart, featured on many radio programmes including 6 appearances on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4, In Tune, Loose Ends and The Chris Evans Breakfast Show among many others. He has played all the major international jazz festivals, had two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and Crazy Coqs in London.

    He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.

    Joe performed for us in 2013 and was very well received. We expect this concert to sell out in advance so please do book early!

    “Borders on amazing... An altogether buoyant pick-me-up" **** The Times

    Kindly supported by www.hambrookhouse.co.uk - Luxury Guest House.

    Tickets £15 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young, Events Manager on 01743 280812

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Sunday 11 October 2015

  • 19:30
    Music: A Concert given by Musicians of Shrewsbury School for the Shrewsbury Company of Drapers (St Alkmunds Church)
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Friday 16 October 2015

  • 18:30
    House Singing Competition (Alington Hall)

    One of the most exciting and popular events in the school year, the House Singing Competition sees our students take to the stage in an evening combining fine musical talent and enthusiasm with extremely keen inter-House competition.  

    We look forward to 2015’s edition, as every year’s performance appears to be taken to the next level - with many of the musical arrangements penned by the students themselves especially for the evening. 

    We regret that due to the high success of this event, tickets are limited to pupils, their immediate families and staff of Shrewsbury School.

    For tickets, please apply to Karen Wilding at Shrewsbury School Music Department on 01743 2880581. FREE admission with a retiring collection for Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities. 

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Friday 6 November 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Scholars Concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    Please join us to support out Music Scholars as they perform a wonderful and varied programme of works in the Maidment Auditorium.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection for the School’s nominated charities.

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Sunday 8 November 2015

  • 14:00
    Music: Rehearsal for St Cecilia Weeknd concerts (Alington Hall)
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  • 20:00
    Open Mic Night (Maidment Auditorium)

    Professionally executed student-organised events that draw upon the musical talent from the students at Shrewsbury School.

    Expect a vast spectrum of acts within an atmospheric environment that is relaxing and enjoyable for all!

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Friday 13 November 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:00
    Music: St Cecilia Concert Dress Rehearsal (Alington Hall)
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Saturday 14 November 2015

  • 19:30
    St Cecilia Concerts - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November (Alington Hall)

    The St Cecilia Concerts truly are ‘not to be missed’ occasions at Shrewsbury School.

    With performances over two nights, these concerts demonstrate the wonderful instrumental and choral programme that is currently undertaken in the School, culminating in two amazing performances.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection for the School’s nominated charities.

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Sunday 22 November 2015

  • 14:00
    Senior School Musical: Technical Rehearsal (ends 8.00pm) (Ashton Theatre)
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Monday 23 November 2015

  • 19:30
    Senior School Musical Dress Rehearsal (ends 10.30pm) (Ashton Theatre)
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Wednesday 25 November 2015

  • 19:30
    Senior School Musical: 'Great Expectations' (Ashton Theatre)
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Thursday 26 November 2015

  • 19:30
    Senior School Musical: 'Great Expectations' (Ashton Theatre)
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Friday 27 November 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Senior School Musical: 'Great Expectations' (Ashton Theatre)
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Saturday 28 November 2015

  • 19:30
    Senior School Musical: 'Great Expectations' (Ashton Theatre)
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Sunday 29 November 2015

  • 12:00
    Music: Annual Brass & Piano Prizes (Maidment Building and Alington Hall)
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Thursday 3 December 2015

  • 18:30
    Chapel Choir Rehearsal for Carol Services (ends 8.00pm)
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  • 19:30
    Pearl of Africa Children's Choir Concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    We are over the moon to welcome back the fantastic Pearl of Africa Choir to Shrewsbury School.

    The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir Ltd, comprising 20 children aged 7 to 16 years from the Molly and Paul Childcare Foundation schools and orphanages in Uganda, will be performing traditional music and dance in African national costume in venues across the region.

    The talented young singers, dancers and drummers come from a background of hardship and many are orphans as a result of the great killer diseases of their homeland- HIV/AIDS and malaria.

    Pearl of Africa Child Care is a UK-based charity whose main activity is raising funds for the seven schools and homes run by the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation - a Ugandan non-government organisation which provides education, food, shelter and healthcare to orphaned and destitute children in the Kampala and Masaka district.  The charity now runs a group of eight schools and a clinic, providing education, food, shelter and healthcare for nearly 3,000 youngsters.  

    As part of their nationwide tour, the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir bring their high octane mix of traditional African music, dance, drumming in national costume to the Maidment Auditorium.

    It’s an entertaining and moving performance we’re excited to welcome back to the School, and all are invited to join us for what promises to be a fabulous evening of entertainment.

    FREE admission with a retiring collection; donations to Pearl of Africa Child Care will help to raise much needed funds for the schools and homes in Uganda. 

    Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young on 01743 280812.

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Friday 4 December 2015

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    Carol Service
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Saturday 5 December 2015

  • 19:30
    Music: An evening with Henry Olonga (Maidment Building)
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Sunday 6 December 2015

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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Monday 7 December 2015

  • 19:30
    A Charity Christmas Concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    What better way to conclude the Michaelmas Term than with the Music Department’s annual Christmas Concert?

    Join us in the Maidment Auditorium as students play and sing an array of high quality instrumental and vocal pieces full of festive spirit, accompanied by a glass of wine and a mince pie as a thank you for your support during the first half of the concert series.

    Tickets £8.00 (to include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie).

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

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Tuesday 8 December 2015

  • 19:30
    The Annual Staff Revue (Ashton Theatre)
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Wednesday 9 December 2015

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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Wednesday 23 December 2015

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School Community Choir and guests present 'The Messiah' (The Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BS)

    Now in its 27th year, we welcome you to join us for the annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece, The Messiah, in the beautiful surroundings of Shrewsbury Abbey. 

    The concert features the Community Choir, some wonderful soloists and an orchestra consisting largely of former Music Scholars from Shrewsbury School and guest players

    Tickets £15.00 (Unreserved Seating) to include programme and refreshment from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschoolcommunitychoir, Theatre Severn and Old Market Hall on 01743 281281, or in person from The Abbey.

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