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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.