Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 1st March 2019

Notices to Parents and Guardians

Shrewsbury School Gala Concert in the heart of London - next Sunday, 10th March at 6.00pm

Next weekend’s Gala Concert in the Cadogan Hall is going to be one of those classic Shrewsbury School not-to-be-missed occasions. If you possibly can, do please come and join us – and please spread the word among your friends and families.

The programme is stunning: Shostakovich’s Festive Overture to be conducted by Royal Academy Conducting Student, Henry Kennedy (I 2009-14); Bruch’s Violin Concerto with Matthew Poon (I) as soloist; Beethoven's First Symphony; Bellini's Oboe Concerto, a miniature masterpiece, played by Henri Cramsie (SH), who first played with us at Cadogan whilst still a prep school pupil; John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, one of the most exciting of all works written in recent years; and two beautiful part songs performed by the Chamber Choir.

Nearly twenty OS musicians will be joining the School's Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Chamber Choir, helping make this a real gala occasion celebrating Shrewsbury as a national school in the capital.

Tickets can be purchased via the Cadogan Hall website or from their Box Office (tel. 020 7730 4500). All members of the audience are also warmly invited to join us in the Foyer of the Cadogan Hall at 4.30pm for a Pre-Concert Reception with light refreshments. Please reserve your place in advance by contacting Kate Evason, Marketing Manager - email or telephone 01743 280521.

A Supporters’ Coach will travel to London from Shrewsbury on Sunday 10th March, leaving at 10.00am from Kingsland Hall and returning after the concert. Seats on the coach are £10 each and can be reserved in advance by emailing Kate Evason (contact details above).

Classics Trip to Rome

At the start of the October 2019 Half-Term Exeat, pupils in the current Fourth to Lower Sixth Forms are invited to join the Classics Faculty’s biennial trip to Rome. It is a stunning trip, taking in all of the major Classical sites, including the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus and Pantheon, as well as enjoying many of Rome’s other delights, such as St Peter’s, the Galleria Borghese and the Trevi Fountain. Full details are in Toby Percival’s letter: Classics Trip 2019 Letter to Parents. Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 8th March.

Global Social Leaders & Age UK Tea Party in KH, Thursday 14th March 

Shrewsbury School's Global Social Leaders group are joining forces with the Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin to organise a special Tea Party for local elderly people on Thursday 14th March. They extend a warm invitation to everyone who would like to come, so do please spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested. There is no charge, and the party takes place in Kingsland Hall from 2.30 - 4.00 pm. For more information and to book a place, please email

Shrewsbury School Parents’ Association Ball - last few tickets remaining

This year's Parents’ Association Ball, which takes as its theme ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the Roaring Twenties, promises to be every bit as wonderful as in previous years. If you haven't already booked your ticket, there is still time - just! 

Tickets are £70 per head and are available from Dawn Dunn – More details can be found under ‘Forthcoming Events’ below.

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