Why sing in a choir?

“When we sing, I am one of many, and the individual me evaporates. I am one of 23 university choir members. Not a professor. Not an American. Not a 46-year-old in the midst of twenty-somethings. Not a woman trying to outpace the aspects of self she has yet to make peace with. I am simply what we all are--another voice, a set of lungs, some vocal chords and someone who finds joy and comfort in singing. But when the music stops, so does the we. The union dissolves. The silence transforms first person plural into first person singular.”

Laura Kelly, Dispatches from the Republic of Otherness

ABOUT THE shrewsbury choral society

Shrewsbury Choral Society is a mixed amateur choir drawn from Shropshire and the Welsh borders. We meet weekly to rehearse and give 4 concerts each year. If you would like to join us, click here, you will be made very welcome.

Unlike many choirs, which tend to stay within their "comfort zone" and stick to the standard choral repertoire, we draw inspiration from a wide variety of styles. In recent concerts we have tackled a creole mass from Latin America, the "Nidaros Jazz Mass" by well-known contemporary composer Bob Chilcott, and some modern spirituals by Patrick Larley. This doesn't mean that we ignore the "old favourites" - our repertoire also includes the Mozart Requiem alongside many other classics.

Finally, and most importantly, we have a lot of fun! Why not come along and see for yourself?

If you've never sung in a choir - or have sung in a choir but want to improve your skills - please think about taking part in our choral workshop in September/October this year.

"If you can talk, you can sing." Jordan Scholl