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

Friday 19 September 2014

  • 13:30
    Lunchtime concert (Maidment Auditorium)

    The weekly lunchtime concerts given by students at the School are of an excellent standard and a fantastic opportunity for many of the School's extremely talented musicians to perform in public.

    The concerts are open for anyone to attend and there is no charge for admission.

    Each concert lasts about half an hour, and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided afterwards.

    This week’s lunchtime concert programme:

    Das ist ein Ding by Wolf
    Exultate Jubilate by Mozart
    performed by Henrike Legner (soprano)

    Tarentella by Baermann
    performed by Oscar Mattinson (clarinet)

    Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano by Phil Woods
    movement ii
    performed by George Panayi (saxophone)

    Romance from Five Bagatelles by Finzi
    performed by Antonia Wordie (clarinet)

    Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel
    i. Prelude
    Tango by Karen Street
    performed by the Saxophone Quartet - Henry Newbould (soprano), Cecily Price (alto), Ben Sansom (tenor), Alexander Bird (baritone)

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Sunday 21 September 2014

  • 11:30
    Concert for Sixth Form New Entrants (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 1 October 2014

  • 17:45
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir - Choral Evensong at Southwell Minster

    Do come and support the Chapel Choir singing in one of the most beautiful and historic cathedrals in the UK. Choral music to raise the spirits!

    Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

    FREE admission

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Friday 3 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Concert given by Pupils of Shrewsbury School at Myddle Parish Church (depart 5.30pm)
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Sunday 5 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: The Salomon Quartet (Maidment Auditorium)

     

    The Salomon String Quartet, formed in 1982, is established as one of the world’s leading ensembles specialising in the historical performance of the Classical string quartet repertoire. It has toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, the Far East and Australia, as well as making regular appearances at British music festivals and societies.

    The Quartet has made many radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and on European radio stations. Although its principal CD recordings have been of Haydn and Mozart’s string quartets for Hyperion Records, its repertoire covers all the major composers of the Classical period as well as many of their less well known contemporaries.

    They will be performing a programme which will be part of our Charles Burney Bi-centennial Memorial programme that celebrates the life and work of the musician, diarist and Old Salopian.

    Kindly supported by Turtle Doves www.turtle-doves.co.uk

    Tickets £12.50 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Wednesday 8 October 2014

  • 13:00
    Music: Senior Saxophone Quartet at Leeds College of Music (dep 8.00am, return 5.00pm)
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Friday 10 October 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Piano Trio Recital by François Ragot, John Moore and David Joyce (Maidment Building)

    François Ragot is recognised as one of the great Catalan cellists, touring internationally as both a soloist and with his own Formations de Chambres des Pays Catalans. François studied at the Royal College of Music in London and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He plays a cello that was crafted for him by his grandfather and played by the great Pablo Casals, who was a major influence on his life.

    François Ragot - cello; David Joyce - violin; Fanny Kobus - viola; John Moore - piano.

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

     

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Sunday 12 October 2014

  • 18:30
    Music: A Concert for the Shrewsbury Company of Drapers (St Alkmund's Church)

    Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company present a Drinks Reception and Musical Soirée performed by the talented musicians of Shrewsbury School in St Alkmund’s Church.

    This year’s concert is being held in aid of the Shrewsbury Drapers Almshouses.

    6.30pm – Drinks and Canapés Reception
    7.30pm - Concert

    Tickets £20 (to include a drink on arrival) from Jan Boyd on 07967 672523

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Friday 17 October 2014

  • 18:30
    House Singing Competition (Alington Hall)

    The annual House Singing Competition is possibly our most over-subscribed event, combining as it does some exceptional musical talent and enthusiasm with extremely keen inter-house competition, with many part song arrangements penned by pupils themselves especially for the concert. 

    We regret that tickets are limited to pupils, their immediate families and staff of Shrewsbury School, but non-ticket holders are welcome to take advantage of the live video link that will be showing in the Ashton Theatre.

    Please apply for tickets to Karen Wilding at Shrewsbury School Music Department on 01743 280581.

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

    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association Drinks Reception
    Shrewsbury School Parents' Association (SSPA) will be organising a Drinks Reception during the evening, kindly sponsored by Nock Deighton and supported by Tyrrells. 

    A pay bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks will be open from 5.45pm until the start of the performance and during the interval. Deli sandwiches will also be available (pre-order advisable).

    Please use the following link to pre-order drinks/sandwiches - www.buytickets.at/sspa


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Tuesday 4 November 2014

  • 19:15
    Music: The Burney Prize Public Speaking Competition (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: The Salomon Quartet Burney Recital (Maidment Building)
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Saturday 15 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: St Cecilia Burney Weekend Choral and Orchestral Concert - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November 16th November (Alington Hall)

     

    To celebrate the Burney Bi-Centennial we will be performing repertoire associated with the period in which Charles Burney lived.

    Born when JS Bach still had 23 years left to live and dying only 13 years before Beethoven himself, Burney bridges the Baroque and Classical periods and left us, through his diaries and writings, wonderful contemporary accounts of 18th century Europe.

    The concerts will include works by Haydn, Bach and Mozart, including a complete performance of Mozart’s Mass in C, the Missa Longa, with soloists from the School singing with the Community and Chapel Choirs.

    Kindly supported by Tanners Wines.

    FREE to attend concerts with retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities

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

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Sunday 16 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: St Cecilia Burney Weekend Choral and Orchestral Concert (Alington Hall)

    To celebrate the Burney Bi-Centennial we will be performing repertoire associated with the period in which Charles Burney lived.

    Born when JS Bach still had 23 years left to live and dying only 13 years before Beethoven himself, Burney bridges the Baroque and Classical periods and left us, through his diaries and writings, wonderful contemporary accounts of 18th century Europe.

    The concerts will include works by Haydn, Bach and Mozart, including a complete performance of Mozart’s Mass in C, the Missa Longa, with soloists from the School singing with the Community and Chapel Choirs.

    Kindly supported by Tanners Wines.

    FREE to attend concerts with retiring collection in aid of Shrewsbury School’s nominated charities

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

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Thursday 20 November 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: Scholars' Recital (Maidment Building)
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Friday 5 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Carol Service
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Saturday 6 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Music: A Christmas Concert for Hope and Homes for Children (Maidment Building)

    To help bring the Michaelmas Term to a fitting conclusion, the Music Department will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert.

    The concert will be packed full of festive musical treats performed by students from Shrewsbury School who will be playing and singing an array of high quality vocal and instrumental pieces.

    Please do join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as a thank you for your support during the first half of the concert series.

    In aid of Hope & Homes for Children.

    Tickets £8 (to include a glass of mulled wine and a minced pie or two!) available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Darren Wood on 01743 280812

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Sunday 7 December 2014

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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Monday 8 December 2014

  • 19:30
    Staff Musical Review (Ashton Theatre)
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Tuesday 9 December 2014

  • 17:30
    Carol Service
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