Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 5th January 2018

Notices to Parents and Guardians

A feast of music this term – and possibly at a venue near you

As ever, there is a packed programme of concerts to look forward to over the next few weeks – and this term, in addition to many exciting concerts at the School, our talented musicians will also be performing in Birmingham, Oxford and Hereford. We do hope that many of you will be able to join us and enjoy the sound of Shrewsbury School Music at its finest in some glorious buildings.

  • On Wednesday 28th February at 5.30pm, the Chapel Choir will be singing Evensong in Hereford Cathedral, which will be followed by a Drinks Reception.
  • On Saturday 3rd March at 7.30pm, our Music Scholars and other top musicians will be performing a Concert of Chamber Music at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Tickets are £5, which includes a pre-concert Drinks Reception.
  • On Sunday 18th March at 6.30pm, the School Symphony and Wind Orchestras will be joining forces with the Shrewsbury School Community and Chapel Choirs for a Gala Concert in the splendid setting of Birmingham Town Hall. The programme will include Mozart’s Requiem. 

Parents and friends of Shrewsbury School are also warmly invited to join the Salopian Club next Wednesday, 10th January, at a Celebration of Epiphany at St Mary-le-Bow Church in London. The service will include Epiphany music and readings and will be led by former Shrewsbury School Chaplain, Revd Gavin Williams. The choir will be made up of many Old Salopians who have gone on to make their careers in music and the standard promises to be very high indeed.

Full details of all these events, including ticketing information, are included under ‘Forthcoming Events’ below.

Gap Year opportunities at The Shewsy

Parents of pupils in the Sixth Form may be interested to know that the Salopian Club is subsidising a brand new Gap Year scheme at Shrewsbury House (The Shewsy), the School’s youth and community centre in Liverpool.  This is a 13-week placement at The Shewsy, helping to run the daily sessions with the Junior Club (5-12-year-olds) and the Senior Club (11-18-year-olds).

Food costs would be covered and there would also be free accommodation in the self-catering rooms attached to The Shewsy, with some spending money provided too. There are places for two people at a time, and you can start whenever suits you best (after discussing it with the Club).

This is a chance to gain work experience, live independently in Liverpool (10 minutes cycle ride from the city centre) and do really valuable community service. There will be opportunities to get involved in other community activities - in the weekly Disability Club, for instance. If you have music, art, drama, sport or IT skills, all the better.  Please email Lesley Drew at for more details.

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