Shrewsbury School

'Coffee Concert' is a musical feast

Wednesday 23 January 2019

This is the tenth year that the Music Scholars of Shrewsbury School have performed as part of the popular series of Saturday morning ‘Coffee Concerts’ at Emmanuel Church in Didsbury, near Manchester. As ever, the audience were highly appreciative.

Matthew Poon, Almaz Razif and Athena Yu performing Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio


“It is always a pleasure to welcome the Music Scholars from Shrewsbury School,” Bryan Fox said in his review of the concert. “After an early breakfast and an hour and a half coach trip, 17 performers arrived 'bright-eyed and bushy-tailed', ready to present a highly varied and entertaining programme on the tenth anniversary of their first visit to Didsbury.

"From Bach to Bruch, from Mozart to Fitkin, they performed solos, duos, trios and quartets with a level of skill and musicality that spoke of impressive preparation, particularly as they had only recently returned from their Christmas holidays. The whole programme was warmly received by a highly appreciative audience.

Matthew Poon performing the final movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto that he will be playing in Cadogan Hall on 10th March

“The only slight sadness was that this was the last occasion when we would enjoy the company of John Moore, Shrewsbury's Director of Music. He will be retiring at the end of the year, and moving on to new opportunities, accompanied by the sincere and enduring thanks of countless musicians, young and old, the special Salopian community and so many audience members who have enjoyed the fruits of their impressive achievements over the years. Vale.

Charlotte Hancock, Henri Cramsie, Reuben Denison and William Hope performing 'Quatour' by Jean-Michel Damase

Joyce Li performing Enescu's 'Cantabile et Presto'
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