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


  • Beethoven Mass in C and The Emperor Piano Concerto: Saturday May 2nd. 7.30p.m.

St. Chad's Church, Shrewsbury

  • Summer Concert: Saturday June 27th. St. Alkmund's Church, Shrewsbury. 4.00p.m. Rutter's Sprig of Thyme. This will be a short concert followed by afternoon tea.


  • Elgar's The Kingdom 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 accompaniment. Shropshire Girls Choir, conductor Alison Stevens, will also be performing at this concert.

  • Requiem for Humanity: Dvorak Mass in D. Requiem for Humanity by Helen Ostafew

Saturday November 16th 2019 Shrewsbury Abbey. 7.30p.m.

  • The Messiah: Saturday December 7th 2019 Holy Trinity Meole Brace. 7.30p.m.


  • 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