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Volunteers please!
- We urgently need the assistance of Choir members to propose themselves or recommend someone with a known interest in taking on the role of Treasurer, to replace Jackie Llewellyn before she moves to the USA



'Mozart' Concert: Thank you for an excellent concert on Sunday 29th April

Haydn Festival Rehearsals 
at 1915 in the Maidment
(please see 
Calendar and Rehearsals pages)

Wilfred Owen Concert (November 4th) In due course, John will notify us of his chorus needs and a few rehearsal dates later in the Summer Term

Later Summer Concert  
Because of the extra Mozart rehearsals, it has not been possible to fit in an additional concert this summer apart from the annual English Haydn Festival performance at Bridgnorth in June. Anyone who still wishes to be considered for this event, and has not yet put their name down, needs to do this before Monday 16th April.

If you have any queries regarding subscriptions, please contact Jackie by email at 

Please note in your diaries that our annual Abbey performance of Handel's Messiah will take place on Saturday 22nd December this year to avoid a clash with services on Sunday 23rd.

And even further ahead:
We will give another performance of the Bach St John Passion at Shrewsbury Abbey, just before Easter on 13th April 2019, 

IN 2017......

Handel Messiah
: Christmas Concert, The Abbey, 23rd December
Many thanks to all who helped to make this a great success, and raise money for our charities:
The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital MRI scanner appeal;
Dancing for Parkinsons Shrewsbury, and
The Friends of the Samaritans.
Presentations of cheques to these charities were made on 19th February.

We performed Bach's Magnificat as part of the St Cecilia Concerts on 11th and 12th November 2017, in support of the School’s nominated charities Shewsy House in Everton, and Medic Malawi .

Review by Mr Fraser-Andrews:
..... despite the piece’s considerable complexities, the massed forces of the Shrewsbury School Community Choir and orchestra carried it off with indefatigable aplomb and the highest ideals of musicianship...

On 11 September 2017 presentations were made to The Severn Hospice, from our charity performance of Bach's St John Passion at Easter

Community Choir singers supported a Service of Holy Communion for the Eve of St Thomas, including Byrd's Mass for 4 voices, on 2 July 2017 at Oxon Church, Shrewsbury

We performed Bach's St John Passion on April 22 2017 in Shrewsbury Abbey, in aid of Severn Hospice and,
as the English Haydn Festival Chorus,
Michael Haydn's C minor Requiem 
in Bridgnorth on 11 June
"a very successful choice" 
(see Antony Hodgson's review in Classical Source)

Summer Garden Party!
- please see News Page

The 2017 AGM was held on 25 September. Papers are here

Welcome to the Shrewsbury School Community Choir web site

We are a friendly, non-auditioning choir aiming to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works to a high standard:

  • we are able to use unrivalled reheasal and performance facilities;
  • we are led by the charismatic and highly experienced John Moore, Director of Music at Shrewsbury School;
  • we are supported by the Shrewsbury School Music Department and Orchestra;
  • we also perform with the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra;
  • we give at least four concerts each year, including:
    • under the Shropshire Charity Concerts banner, Handel's Messiah on 23 December in Shrewsbury Abbey to raise money for local and national good causes  [NB in 2018 this
      will take place on 22 December because of Abbey services on Sunday 23rd]
    • at a major National Festival with world class musicians

The Choir was formed in 1982 and is now some 170 strong.

Please see further information on the About Us page

Singers who would like to join are invited to contact us by clicking here or the Contact Us tab at the top