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Post of Treasurer
Please read Jackie's emailed letter about application for the position of Choir Treasurer. 



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

Please note for the avoidance of doubt: this will be a fully rehearsed performance (ie not come and sing)

20 November 1915 Maidment TBC
27 November 1915 Maidment TBC
04 December 1915 Maidment TBC
11 December 1915 Maidment TBC
18 December 1915 Maidment TBC
23 December afternoon Abbey TBC

(please see 
Calendar and Rehearsals page 
for further details when announced)

Our charities this year are:
The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital MRI scanner appeal;
Dancing for Parkinsons Shrewsbury, and
The Friends of the Samaritans.

Tickets are £15 for unreserved seats - but including programme

For Messiah tickets please get further information and secure your tickets now!  -from 
- also available in due course from Theatre Severn/Old Market Hall Box Office on 01743 281281; Salop Sheet Music 01743 365561; members of the choir; or from The Abbey.

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

There will be no 2018 Easter Concert in the Abbey as this has been replaced by the Mozart Requiem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

If you did not pay your subs on 4th September, please pay them direct into our bank account:
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 to confirm you have paid by internet transfer so she can confirm receipt.
Full membership for the year is £70.00, or half membership (£35.00) now and half before 1st December.

EARLIER IN 2017......

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 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 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;
    • 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