Shrewsbury Choral Society
AN UPDATE FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
Given the ongoing uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we sadly still aren't in a position to set a firm date for the choir to resume rehearsals. The committee is continuing to meet and to chart a provisional way forward: for instance, we are currently negotiating with Shrewsbury Abbey as a future rehearsal venue. We would love to start again after Easter if at all possible, possibly in the week commencing 12 April. As soon as we have any further information about a resumption date and a programme for the rest of 2021, we will post it here. Rest assured that we all really care about the future of the choir and will do our utmost to get things moving as soon as we can.
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. Our current repertoire features "Requiem for Humanity" by up-and-coming young British composer Helen Ostafew, which draws on different philosophical and faith traditions.
This doesn't mean that we ignore the "old favourites" - our repertoire also includes the Mozart Requiem and Handel's Messiah alongside many other classics.
Finally, and most importantly, we have a lot of fun! Why not come along and see for yourself?
Information about future and past concerts can be found by clicking here.