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Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM will be held during the rehearsal on 25 September.
Papers are available here

The 2016 AGM was held on Monday 3rd October.  The Chairman's report is here

On 11 September presentations were made to The Severn Hospice, from our charity performance of Bach's St John Passion at Easter

For details of the Cound Singing Day announced on 11 September (Not Community Choir, but singers sought, especially tenors and basses) please see here 


Bach Magnificat: St Cecilia Concert, Alington Hall, 11th and 12th November, (Barenreiter edition).
Rehearsals commenced on Monday 4th of September in the Maidment at 7.15 p.m. (please see below and Rehearsals page);
and Calendar for further details when announced

Handel Messiah: Christmas Concert, The Abbey, 23rd December, (New Novello, Watkins Shaw edition).

Mozart Requiem: 
Spring Concert, March 18th 2018, Town Hall Birmingham (Bärenreiter edtn)

There will be no Easter Concert in the Abbey in 2018 as this has been replaced by the Town Hall Concert in Birmingham.

Having organised a successful series of workshops this year, the Committee will, with the benefit of a much longer lead time, explore various options for a more substantial programme in June 2018.

If you did not pay your subs on 4th September, please pay them direct into our bank account at::
Shrewsbury School Community Choir
Barclays Bank
Sort code 20-77-85
Account number 80927678
Please use your name as the reference and send an e-mail to Jackie Llewellyn at to confirm you have paid by internet transfer so she can confirm receipt to you.
Full membership for the year is £70.00, or you can pay half membership (£35.00) now and half before 1st December.

If you have not already collected your scores, then we politely request that you purchase direct from Salop Music.
There are no hire copies available.

EARLIER IN 2017......
Community Choir singers supported a Service of Holy Communion for the Eve of St Thomas, including William Byrd's Mass for 4 voices, on 2 July at Oxon Church, Shrewsbury

We performed Bach's St John Passion on April 22 in Shrewsbury Abbey, in aid of Severn Hospice
as the English Haydn Festival Chorus,
Michael Haydn's C minor Requiem 
in Bridgnorth on 11 June
"a very successful choice" 
(see Antony Hodgson's review in Classical Source)

Summer Garden Party!
- please see News Page


Welcome to the Shrewsbury School Community Choir web site

We are a friendly, non-auditioning choir aiming to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works to a high standard:

  • we are able to use unrivalled reheasal and performance facilities;
  • we are led by the charismatic and highly experienced John Moore, Director of Music at Shrewsbury School;
  • we are supported by the Shrewsbury School Music Department and Orchestra;
  • we also perform with the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra;
  • we give at least four concerts each year, including:
    • under the Shropshire Charity Concerts banner, Handel's Messiah on 23 December in Shrewsbury Abbey to raise money for local and national good causes;
    • at a major National Festival with world class musicians

The Choir was formed in 1982 and is now some 120 strong.

Please see further information on the About Us page

Singers who would like to join are invited to contact us by clicking here or the Contact Us tab at the top