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

Forthcoming Music events for the current term

Thursday 15 January 2015

  • 19:30
    An Evening of Song with Kathryn Turpin & Jonathan May - NOW CANCELLED

    Kathryn and Jonathan will be performing an eclectic programme of songs and arias that they often use as part of their everyday teaching here at Shrewsbury School, as well as some more unusual repertoire.

    Programme to include works by Fauré, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Finzi, Mozart and Gershwin.

    Tickets £8/£5 concessions available from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812


Saturday 17 January 2015

  • 11:00
    Music Scholars' Recital at St James & Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

    For the sixth successive year, Shrewsbury School musicians are pleased to accept the invitation to perform at this prestigious venue.

    This concert is part of an established series of Saturday morning concerts at St James & Emmanuel Church, Didsbury near Manchester and attracts a sizeable local audience. Please do come along and join them.    

    FREE admission


Thursday 22 January 2015

  • 19:30
    BBC Young Musician of the Year Laura van der Heijden (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) (Maidment Auditorium)

    At the age of 15, cellist Laura van der Heijden was awarded the title of BBC Young Musician 2012, performing Walton’s Cello Concerto with Kirill Karabits and the Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead.

    Tonight, she will be joined by Tom Poster on piano to perform what promises to be a wonderful evening of fine musicianship performed by these two amazingly talented musicians.

    Tom Poster burst onto the scene at the age of 13, making his London Concerto Debut. Tom is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire.

    This concert is kindly supported by Turtle Doves

    Programme -
    Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 4 in C major Op 102 No 1
    Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821
    Fitkin: L for cello and piano
    Poulenc: Sonata for Cello and Piano

    Tickets £12.50 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812


Saturday 31 January 2015

  • 19:30
    Piano recital given by Angela Hewitt (Alington Hall)

    We host some amazing concerts at Shrewsbury School throughout the year, but this is one of the highlights of the season.

    In recent years we have been blessed with some truly outstanding piano recitals. Nikolai Demidenko, Freddy Kempf, Llyr Williams and Peter Donohoe have given us some fine performances, and this year promises to be yet another exceptional evening.

    Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists; she regularly appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her performances and recordings of Bach have drawn particular praise, marking her out as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

    Bach: Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
    Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110
    Scarlatti: a group of Sonatas
    Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage: Deuxième année: Italie
    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
    Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante (Fantasia quasi Sonata)

    Kindly supported by Mr & Mrs M V Bradley and Mr & Mrs Gareth Jenkins

    Tickets £12.50 from or Darren Wood on 01743 280812