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

Wednesday 28 January 2015

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    13+ Music Scholarship Assessment (Maidment Building)
    1

Thursday 29 January 2015

  • 13:30
    Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Woodwind Visit (Maidment Building)
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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.

    Programme:
    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 www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Sunday 1 February 2015

  • 14:00
    Wind Prizes and Brass Prizes (Maidment Building and Alington Hall)
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  • 19:00
    Shrewsbury School Variety Show in aid of Rosie's Rainbow Fund (Ashton Theatre)

    Shrewsbury School Sixth Formers are organising a performing arts extravaganza on Sunday 1st February in the Ashton Theatre to raise funds for Rosie's Rainbow Fund.

    With songs from the shows, straight theatre pieces and acts from the Far East, there promises to be something for everyone.

    Rosie's Rainbow Fund - one of the six charities the School is supporting this year - provides music therapy for sick and disabled children, supporting them in hospital, school and in the community: http://www.rosiesrainbowfund.co.uk/

    Tickets: £2 for students; £5 for adults

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Thursday 5 February 2015

  • 19:30
    Composers' Concert (Maidment Building)

    A chance for some of the students at Shrewsbury School to showcase some of their own compositions as well as performing works by more established contemporary composers.

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

    Reserve your tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Sunday 8 February 2015

  • 19:00
    "Ahoy" Choral Concert with "Call me Al" Jazz Quintet (Alington Hall)

    Anybody who performed in or came along to hear Zimbe! Come sing the songs of Africa! last year will love its nautical younger brother, Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, composed in 2013 by the hugely popular British composer Alexander L’Estrange.

    Commissioned to celebrate the opening of Portsmouth’s state-of-the-art museum which houses the hull and artefacts from King Henry VIII’s famous war ship, the piece is an uplifting and energetic fusion of sea shanties and Tudor music.

    As with Zimbe!, the evening features the Shrewsbury School Community Choir, Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir, a children’s choir and The 'Call Me Al' Quintet, L’Estrange’s very own professional jazz band. This concert is guaranteed to put smiles on everyone’s faces....not to be missed!

    www.ahoymaryrose.com

    FREE admission – with a retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School Musical Activities.

    Reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    Kindly supported by FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors

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Friday 13 February 2015

  • 18:30
    Rigg's Hall Soiree
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  • 19:30
    Student Recital (Maidment Building)
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Thursday 26 February 2015

  • 11:00
    A Recital by Musicians of Shrewbury School at the Wigmore Hall, London

    We are thrilled that we are able to return to the Wigmore Hall in London, one of the UK's most prestigious concert venues, to perform a morning recital.

    The concert will last about one hour and will feature some superb performances of solo and chamber repertoire.

    Refreshments will be available after the concert.

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

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Friday 27 February 2015

  • 19:30
    The Jason Rebello Trio (Maidment Building)

    We are delighted to have secured the amazingly talented jazz pianist, Jason Rebello, who will be performing with his Trio in the intimate surroundings of the Maidment Auditorium.

    Jason has toured with some of the very finest musicians including a six-year stint playing with Sting, when he performed on tour and recorded three albums with the legendary artist. During these years he also worked with Jeff Beck, Chaka Khan, Des’ree, Mica Paris, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.

    In 2013 Rebello decided that after twelve years as a touring session musician he would re-establish himself as a solo jazz artist. Jason will be joined by the talented Troy Miller on drums and Karl Rasheed-Abel on Bass.

    “Rebello rekindles the kind of Herbie Hancock-inspired jazz-fusion and crossover soul-funk of his early 1990s albums - and he does so with real panache. Sexy neo-soul, jazz, funk, Latin grooves and the sweeter end of jazz-fusion combine in a joyous cocktail of broad stylistic - and commercial - appeal. Rebello proves that music can be entertainingandsophisticated on a delightful recording that marks the pianist/composer’s triumphant return to the spotlight.”
    Ian Patterson, ‘All About Jazz’

    Kindly supported by Turtle Doves

    Tickets £12 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Saturday 28 February 2015

  • 19:30
    The Shrewsbury School Variety Show (Ashton Theatre)
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Sunday 1 March 2015

  • 12:00
    A Children's Concert (Maidment Building)
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  • 19:30
    A Recital for Two Pianos (Alington Hall) - NOW CANCELLED
    0

Wednesday 4 March 2015

  • 17:00
    ABRSM Music Theory Exam (Maidment Building)
    0

Thursday 5 March 2015

  • 17:30
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Worcester Cathedral

    Having visited Gloucester and Hereford Cathedrals in recent years, the Chapel Choir return to Worcester to complete the trio of performances in the Three Choirs Festival country.

    Free admission.

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Monday 9 March 2015

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    TCL Music Exams (Maidment Building)
    1

Tuesday 10 March 2015

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    TCL Music Exams (Maidment Building)
    1

Friday 13 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Orchestral Concert for Lower School Pupils (Alington Hall)
    0

Saturday 14 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Gala Orchestral Concert (Alington Hall)
    0

Sunday 15 March 2015

  • 19:30
    Gala Orchestral Concert (Alington Hall)
    0

Monday 16 March 2015

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    ABRSM Music Exams (Maidment Building)
    1

Tuesday 17 March 2015

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    ABRSM Music Exams (Maidment Building)
    1

Wednesday 18 March 2015

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    ABRSM Music Exams (Maidment Building)
    1