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Nearby: Shrewsbury

The Category Shrewsbury is a subset of Shropshire. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Shrewsbury which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

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Category Shrewsbury
! Shrewsbury KEY
VIEWS (of Record)5

'An annual event held on the 3rd Saturday in March at Minsterley Parish Hall. It started in1962. It is a day of music, recitations & singing competitions.'

 

* Minsterley & District Eisteddfod
VISITS (to Website)110
VIEWS (of Record)375

'One of the country's leading folk festivals - the most fun you can have during August Bank Holiday weekend! ... Four days packed with fantastic music, dance, and entertainment all on a centrally located site in the heart of Shrewsbury.'

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Shrewsbury Folk Festival
VISITS (to Website)156
VIEWS (of Record)308

‘Was started in 1997 by local jazz players and enthusiasts to encourage interest in live modern jazz by: * booking and promoting jazz events featuring nationally known and up and coming young artists; * arranging jam sessions and workshops for local musicians; * developing the local audience for jazz by communicating news and information about the programme and other jazz events in Shropshire ... The Network arranges a monthly concert, usually at The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, except in the months of August and December.’

 

 

Category Jazz Clubs
* Shrewsbury Jazz Network
VISITS (to Website)115
VIEWS (of Record)145
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Shrewsbury School Community Choir is 'a friendly, non-auditioning choir aiming to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works to a high standard ... We give at least four concerts each year, including under the Shropshire Charity Concerts banner ... The Choir was formed in 1982 and is now some 170 strong'.

 

Category Shrewsbury
* Shropshire Charity Concerts
VISITS (to Website)1
Also indexedShrewsbury School Community Choir
VIEWS (of Record)6
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Come and enjoy a couple of hours of wonderful entertainment with a variety of music, sounds and styles from some of the Country's top organists and what remains Shropshire's only theatre pipe organ installation in a public venue. The WurliTzer now requires no additional amplification with sound coming through the swell shutters, which have been described as "dancing doors" and The Buttermarket is a nice intimate venue in which to enjoy a theatre organ concert, see the organist up close and enjoy a thoroughly good afternoon of entertainment.'

* Shropshire Theatre Organ Trust
VISITS (to Website)169
VIEWS (of Record)321
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A large, mixed voice, adult choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire who regularly perform at concerts, weddings and fund raising events throughout the County of Shropshire and over the border into Wales.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Jigsaw Sound
VISITS (to Website)122
VIEWS (of Record)374
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A group of around 80 singers drawn from a wide area around the small market town of Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire ... We meet weekly to rehearse and give around four concerts each year, ranging in style from major choral concert works (we have particularly enjoyed Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem) to light opera, and of course Christmas favourites. We are a varied group of ladies and men, ranging from our mid-twenties upwards but with no age limit! Some of us are professional musicians, but the vast majority simply have a love of singing together and having some fun on the way. We are always looking out for new members, so if you are interested, why not get in touch, we would love to hear from you.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Marches Choir
VISITS (to Website)67
VIEWS (of Record)191
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the most polished choirs in Shropshire, The Phoenix Singers also has a reputation for being one of the friendliest. Our wide repertoire centres on major works of the baroque and classical periods, but we also encourage new music, both by commissioning and through our composition competitions ... We usually offer three concerts a year, with around ten rehearsals for each. We also have a vibrant social programme - ranging from regular pub chats after rehearsals to Come and Sing days, singing carols for charity and organising our spectacular post-concert parties, which are justly the envy of other choirs.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Phoenix Singers Shrewsbury
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of Record)169
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We have a varied repertoire ranging from major concert works ... to lighter concerts where we sing a variety of short pieces, madirgals and moden part songs ... You do not have to audition to join us ... Right now we're only looking for tenors, but if you are not so gifted, but would like to join us later, please contact us. We have a red carpet laid out for you and don't worry if you've never sung before.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Shrewsbury Cantata Choir
VISITS (to Website)70
VIEWS (of Record)161
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We meet weekly to rehearse and give 4 concerts each year. If you would like to join us ... you will be made very welcome ... You don't need to audition - all that's needed is a desire to sing ... 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 ... This doesn't mean that we ignore the "old favourites" - our repertoire also includes the Mozart Requiem alongside many other classics.’

 

Category Choral Societies
+ Shrewsbury Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)81
VIEWS (of Record)147
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A non-professional orchestra, founded in 1968, and provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to enjoy making music together. Although no auditions are held, members are expected to attain a competent standard through rehearsals before appearing in concerts. A variety of music is played including light classical, show music, film and TV themes, traditional and modern popular numbers ... Over the years the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra has given both formal and informal concerts, has performed both indoors and out and is well known throughout Shropshire, Wales and the Midlands.'

 

Category Light Orchestras
+ Shrewsbury Light Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of Record)397
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 1923 and has since performed one or two shows every year to the people of Shropshire and beyond.'

+ Shrewsbury Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of Record)297

‘Founded in 1888, making it one of the country’s oldest non-professional orchestras. An enterprising and forward-looking group of Shrewsbury residents, including local merchants and solicitors, met on a December evening to “establish an orchestral society in the town” ...The orchestra flourished particularly during the thirties and forties and afterwards, and, thanks to both the improved standard of playing and support from local patrons, was regularly engaging top soloists - such names as Solomon, Myra Hess, Heddle Nash, Clifford Curzon, Jelly d’Aranyi, Ida Haendel, Isobel Baillie and Dennis Brain appear in programmes of that time. More recently, the title “Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra” was adopted as the name for the performing ensemble. This was felt to reflect more accurately the nature of the concerts, which are normally of symphonic and other similar works, rather than shorter pieces, arrangements or “selections”.’

+ Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)66
VIEWS (of Record)139
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘It is known that a choir has been in existence in Church Stretton since before the second world war but the Society in its present form was founded in 1977 ... A concert in December usually consists mainly of music related to the Christmas season and includes some Christmas carols for the audience to join in.  A spring concert in early May allows for more substantial works in the classical and modern repertoires.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ Stretton Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)61
VIEWS (of Record)183
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Throughout the twentieth century the Abbey has been served by a number of talented and dedicated musicians who have built upon these historic foundations and have produced a choir which regularly sings cathedral-style services to the very highest standards ... Shrewsbury Abbey is fortunate in having a fine William Hill & Sons organ, installed in 1911. This organ was designed for the restored and extended Abbey (John Loughborough Pearson’s 1890s work), and was also designed to fit into a large space to the north side of the new Chancel. Hill was one of the two foremost organ builders of the time and his organs are found in many of the UK’s cathedrals and churches.’

 

Category Greater Churches
@ Shrewsbury Abbey
VISITS (to Website)44
VIEWS (of Record)82

‘We are the only grade 1 listed circular Georgian church in England ... The church provides young singers with a unique musical education and gives adults of all abilities the opportunity to sing the finest works of the sacred choral repertoire within a liturgical context ... Free Friday lunchtime concerts every week at 12.40pm followed by a light lunch in the church hall. All welcome ... 1st Tuesdays and 3rd Fridays of the month are usually organ recitals.’

 

Category Greater Churches
@ St Chad’s Shrewsbury
VISITS (to Website)59
VIEWS (of Record)111
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'An iconic grade 2 listed building, is Shropshire's biggest entertainment venue, comprising of three unique floors - The Cellars, Main Arena and VIP Mezzanine levels. The venue hosts a range of live concerts and gigs ...'

@ The Buttermarket Shrewsbury
VISITS (to Website)565
VIEWS (of Record)375
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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