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incorporating Shrewsbury School Community Choir

Volunteers please!
- for Treasurer, to work with Jackie's support until she hands over next Summer
- one or two to assist with and join the informal Floreat Group.


THIS SEASON

SPRING 2018

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

Rehearsals started on 8 January, Maidment 1915

Feb 19th:  rehearsal will start at 1900, with presentation of cheques to the "Messiah" charities:
The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital MRI scanner appeal;
Dancing for Parkinsons Shrewsbury, and
The Friends of the Samaritans.

(please see 
Calendar and Rehearsals pages)


There will be no 2018 Easter Concert in the Abbey as this has been replaced by the Mozart Requiem

After the successful series of workshops this year, the Committee will explore various options for a more substantial programme in June 2018


SUBSCRIPTIONS

If any choir members still owe the 2nd part of their subscriptions (£35.00) then please pay Jackie, either by cheque; if by cash please have the correct amount in an envelope with your name on it; or pay direct into the bank:
Shrewsbury School Community Choir
Barclays Bank
Sort code 20-77-85
Account number 80927678
Please use your name as the reference and e-mail Jackie Llewellyn at jfassociate@btconnect.com to confirm you have paid by internet transfer so she can confirm receipt.

If you have any queries regarding subscriptions, please contact Jackie by e-mail


....LOOKING  AHEAD  TO  MESSIAH:
Please note in your diaries that our annual Abbey performance of Handel's Messiah will take place on Saturday 22nd December this year to avoid a clash with Abbey services on Sunday 23rd.


IN 2017......

AUTUMN 2017

Handel Messiah: Christmas Concert, The Abbey, 23rd December

Many thanks to all who helped to make this a great success, and raise money for our charities:
The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital MRI scanner appeal;
Dancing for Parkinsons Shrewsbury, and
The Friends of the Samaritans.


We performed Bach's Magnificat as part of the St Cecilia Concerts on 11th and 12th November, in support of the School’s nominated charities Shewsy House in Everton, and Medic Malawi .

Review by Mr Fraser-Andrews:
..... despite the piece’s considerable complexities, the massed forces of the Shrewsbury School Community Choir and orchestra carried it off with indefatigable aplomb and the highest ideals of musicianship...


The 2017 AGM was held on 25 September. Papers are here


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


Community Choir singers supported a Service of Holy Communion for the Eve of St Thomas, including 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 and,
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  [NB in 2018 this
      will take place on 22 December because of Abbey services on Sunday 23rd]
    • at a major National Festival with world class musicians

The Choir was formed in 1982 and is now some 170 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