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 Juliet Young on 01743 280812 or jyoung@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Forthcoming Music events for the current term

Sunday 7 February 2016

  • 20:00
    Music: Open Mic Night (Maidment Building)

    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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Wednesday 10 February 2016

  • 19:30
    Music: Shropshire Music Trust Concert, Hanover Band, Hanoverian Splendours (Alington Hall)
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Friday 12 February 2016

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 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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Saturday 13 February 2016

  • 14:30
    Music: Shropshire Music Trust Concert - Travelling by Tuba (Maidment Building)
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Sunday 21 February 2016

  • 14:15
    Music: Shropshire Music Trust Concert - Carducci String Quartet (Maidment Building) (Pre talk at 2:15pm, concert 3pm)
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Friday 26 February 2016

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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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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Wednesday 2 March 2016

  • 17:00
    Music: ABRSM Music Theory Exam (Maidment Building)
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Monday 7 March 2016

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    Music: ABRSM Practical Music Exams (Maidment Building)
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Tuesday 8 March 2016

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    Music: ABRSM Practical Music Exams (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 9 March 2016

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    Music: ABRSM Practical Music Exams (Maidment Building)
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Friday 11 March 2016

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    Prep School Big Band Day (Maidment Building)
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  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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Saturday 12 March 2016

  • 19:30
    Music: Old Salopian and School Concert (Alington Hall)
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Sunday 13 March 2016

  • 19:30
    Music: End of Lent Term Concert (Alington Hall)
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Monday 14 March 2016

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    Music: AS / A2 Practical Performance Exams (Maidment Building)
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    Music: TCL Practical Music Exams (Maidment Building)
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Tuesday 15 March 2016

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    Music: TCL Practical Music Exams (Maidment Building)
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Thursday 17 March 2016

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    Music: AS and A2 Performance Exams (Maidment Building)
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Friday 18 March 2016

  • 13:30
    Music: Lunchtime Concert (Maidment Building)
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Sunday 20 March 2016

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    Music: Third Shrewsbury Saxophone Day (Maidment Building)
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