Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or involving) Old Salopians, or which may be of particular interest to them. 

Other school events of more general interest to Old Salopians will be found on the main Calendar page of the School's website, as well as on the Forthcoming Events pages of particular sections: Arts Events, Sports Fixtures; Academic Lectures & Events etc.

Friday 12 February 2016

  • 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.

Friday 26 February 2016

  • 14:00
    Shrewsbury School at the UK Boarding Exhibition in Dubai - 26th & 27th February 2016

    At the end of February, Shrewsbury School will be participating in the UK Boarding School Exhibition at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina.

    Entrance is FREE and the exhibition runs from 2pm - 7pm on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February. For full details, please visit http://www.andersoneducation.co.uk/uk-boarding-school-exhibition-dubai

    We would be pleased to meet as many Old Salopians, current parents and prospective families as possible when we are in Dubai and we would be delighted if you had time to pop in to see us at the Exhibition.

    Please do pass on this information to any friends or colleagues who might be interested to know more about Shrewsbury.



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.

Saturday 12 March 2016

    Joint Orchestral and Choral Concert Performed by Old Salopians and Pupils from the School


    12th March 2016

    A joint orchestral and choral concert performed by Old Salopians and pupils from Shrewsbury School in the Alington Hall, Shrewsbury.

    Old Salopians are warmly welcomed to come and sing or play alongside pupils from the School. Rehearsal will take place in the afternoon, followed by a concert in the evening.  

    Accommodation may be available for participants.

    Full details to follow in January.

  • 19:30
    Music: Old Salopian and School Concert (Alington Hall)

Thursday 17 March 2016

  • 12:00
    Head of the River Race Gathering

    The annual Head of the River Race will take place on the Thames on 17th March.

    The Sabrina Club are organising their traditional get together before and after the race and all parents, Salopian Club and Sabrina members and friends of Shrewsbury School are warmly invited to attend.

    There will be a buffet lunch at 12.00 at the Blue Anchor, Hammmersmith

    The Blue Anchor is perfectly situated on 13 Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ


Thursday 14 April 2016

  • 19:00
    Birmingham Dinner at the St Paul's Club

    You are warmly invited to the annual Birmingham Dinner, with special guest Nick Owen (R 61-66).

    At the St Paul's Club, Birmingham B3 1QZ

    7.00pm for 7.30pm

    Always a very convivial occasion.

    Tickets £45 (£20 for under 25's) to include pre-dinner drinks, wine and port - available to buy online via this link, or send a cheque payable to the Salopian Club to us here at The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA

    Dress code: Black Tie

    For further details contact Janet Scholes on 01743 280892 or jscholes@shrewsbury.org.uk


Thursday 15 September 2016

    Salopian Club Five Day Battlefield Tour to Normandy

    Following the great success of the 2014 battlefield tour the Salopian Club, in conjunction with Anglia Tours, have planned a new five day Normandy tour from Thursday 15 September - Monday 19 September 2016.

    The tour will follow a completely new itinerary, which can be viewed on this link. It focuses on D-Day and the Normandy campaign, in which the British 2nd army were led by Old Salopian Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey.

    The trip will again be led by highly respected military historian Peter Caddick-Adams (Ch 74-78). 

    Early booking is highly recommended, as numbers are limited and the last tour sold out.

    The cost is likely to be £578 per person, based on two sharing a double room. There is a single supplement of £100. The overall cost may change a little, depending on final numbers.

    If you would like to book, please print off the booking form here and send it, along with your deposit for £100 per person, to The Salopian Club, The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For further information please contact Janet Scholes on 01743 280892 or email jscholes@shrewsbury.org.uk