Shrewsbury School

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir sings choral music to the highest standards for weekly services at school. The choir’s repertoire is drawn from 500 years of European sacred and English Cathedral music as well other genres such as opera choruses and song arrangements.

The choir currently has around 60 members. There are many ex-cathedral choristers in the choir, including boys and girls from Lichfield, Gloucester, Wells and Winchester Cathedral choir schools. Several members of the choir have gone on to hold choral or organ scholarships at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham universities.

The choir’s main role is to sing at Sunday morning Chapel services during term, as well as at occasional special services. The choir also makes visits to sing Choral Evensong at churches in Shrewsbury and elsewhere, as well as at major cathedrals. In recent years these have included Lichfield Cathedral, Jesus College Cambridge, The Queen's College Oxford, Tewkesbury Abbey and St George's Chapel Windsor. In addition the choir has been involved with other exciting projects, including three filming sessions for the BBC television programme, Songs of Praise, and a Sunday morning service for BBC Radio Shropshire that celebrated the 200th birthday of our most famous Old Salopian, Charles Darwin.

New members are welcome to join the choir at any time. All pupils can join the choir although those with a strong choral background, or those with good sight reading skills, are particularly welcome.

 

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