past and future concert dates and programmes from 2004 to the 2019 season


The Choir will be joining forces with Macclesfield Choral Society to perform “The Kingdom” by Elgar. There will be two performances:

  • Saturday 23rd March 7.30p.m. at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
  • Saturday 30th March 7.30p.m. at Shrewsbury Abbey
  • "A Slice of Heaven," Saturday 29th June 7.30p.m. at St Alkmund's Church, Shrewsbury

"Amazing Day" by John Brunning and "Men and Angels" by Walford Davies with John P Bowen providing the piano accompaniment.


  • Glorious Haydn. 7.30 pm, March 24th at Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Choral music for Summer Journeys:

The Voyage by Bob Chilcott, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford Songs of the Fleet, Michael Head The Ships of Arcady 7.30 pm June 30th St. Alkmund's Church Shrewsbury

  • Saturday November 4th at Theatre Severn, time tba: "The Pity of War": a new work commissioned in memory of Wilfred Owen, who died 100 years ago to the day, and composed by Bob Chilcott. To feature a consortium of choirs, including the Shrewsbury Choral Society. The first half of the Concert will feature the Bookfest Children’s Choir performing music and songs by a local composer using words by Owen and other poets. The second half of the Concert will be the new choral work – Move Him Into the Sun - for the massed adult choir. The actual piece is 30 minutes long, supplemented by 2 readings of Owen’s letters.

Tickets are available from The Theatre Severn Box Office @ £20.

  • Handel's Messiah. 7.30 pm, Saturday November 24th at St. Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury
  • "Noel". Come and join us to sing Christmas Carols on Saturday December 15th, 4 pm, at St. Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury.


  • “Monumental Mozart!” Requiem, Overture to Die Zauberflöte, Piano Concert in C major, K 467, 1 April 2017, St. Chad’s Church Shrewsbury 7.30p.m.
  • Songs of Inspiration and Beauty , July 1st St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury
  • Venetian Music-Baroque items 18 November 2017, Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Songs for the Stable. Seasonal Christmas music : St Alkmunds, December 15th 2017 7.30p.m.


  • Rutter: Mass of the Children, Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile , 19 March 2016, Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury
  • Music for a Summer Evening incl Sprig of Thyme by Rutter, 25 June 2016, St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury. See the YouTube video at the foot of this page.
  • Bob Chilcott Workshop: Nidaros Jazz Mass, 24 September 2016, Priory School Shrewsbury
  • “Heaven Bound!” - “Nidaros Jazz Mass”: Bob Chilcott, “The Birmingham Spirituals”: Patrick Larley and “Misa Criola”: Ariel Ramirez, 19 November 2016, St. Chad’s Shrewsbury
  • Christmas concert: JOY TO THE WORLD. A Concert of festive music and readings for Christmas, 16 December 2016, St. Alkmund’s Church Shrewsbury 7.30p.m.


  • Music by Bach, 14 November 2015, Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado (concert performance), 27 June 2015, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave), Mozart Exultate Jubilate, Brahms German Requiem, 28 March 2015, Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury


  • The Big Christmas Sing, 17 December 2014, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Chanson de Matin & Chanson de Nuit & Spirit of England (Elgar), 8 November 2014, The Abbey
  • Carmina Burana and Chichester Psalms, 28 June 2014, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Faure Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, 12 April 2014, St Chad’s Church Shrewsbury


  • The Big Christmas Sing, 18 December 2013, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Baroque Celebration, 9 November 2013, The Abbey, Shrewsbury
  • Best of Broadway: Gershwin, Bernstein, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, 29 June 2013, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • A celebration of music by Benjamin Britten, 23 March 2013, The Abbey, Shrewsbury


  • The Big Christmas Sing, 19 December 2012, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Haydn Nelson Mass, 10 November 2012, The Abbey, Shrewsbury
  • Opera Viva, 16 June 2012, Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury
  • Handel’s Messiah, 24 March 2012, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • The Big Christmas Sing, 21 December 2011, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • WW1 Remembrance Concert: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Jenkins), Banks of Green Willow (Butterworth), Remembrance: Karl Jenkins – Requiem, 12 November 2011, The Abbey Church, Shrewsbury
  • Rejoice: Rutter – Magnificat, Handel – Zadok the Priest and the King Shall Rejoice, Elgar – Serenade, 25 June 2011, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Great British Choral Music – Rutter, Bainton, Britten, Harris, Parry, Stanford, Walton and Wood, 16 April 2011, The Abbey Church, Shrewsbury


  • A Choral Xmas Present, 22 December 2010, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Mozart – Requiem, Die Zauberflote Overture, Ave Verum, Symphony 39, 13 November 2010, The Abbey, Shrewsbury
  • Vivaldi – Gloria and Magnificat, 19 June 2010, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Music for Passiontide, 27 March 2010, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • Seasonal music for Christmas, 19 December 2009, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • The Magic of Mendelssohn – Elijah, 14 November 2009, Shrewsbury Abbey
  • The French Connection, 13 June 2009, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Handel’s Messiah, 25 April 2009, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury


  • A Seasonal Celebration, 19 December 2008, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Morning Heroes by Sir Arthur Bliss, 8 November 2008, Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Schubert Mass No.2 in G, 21 June 2008, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • A Seasonal Celebration, December 2007, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Hayden Imperial ‘Nelson’ Mass, 3 November 2007, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • The Kingdom by Sir Edward Elgar, 9 July 2007, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • Mozart Solemn Vespers, Ave Verum, Mass in C Minor, 9 December 2006, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • Brahms German Requiem, 8 April 2006, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • Celebrating St Nicholas including Hadyn St Nicholas Mass and Britten St Nicholas, 3 December 2005, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury
  • English Music including Purcell: Come, ye Sons of Art, Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs, Finzi: Intimations of Immortality, 14 May 2005, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury


  • Handel’s Messiah, 4 December 2004, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury