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We are delighted that Vicki Evans is now the Alto Voice Rep. 
We need a volunteer to take over as Treasurer, to work with the support of Jackie Llewellyn until she hands over next Summer. 
We need one or two members to assist with Floreat choir arrangements. These member(s) will join the informal Floreat Group without needing to serve on committee.

Our CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held in the ALINGTON foyer immediately after our rehearsal on 18th December, nominally from 9 - 10 pm. We are working with John to have a straight-through rehearsal without a coffee break so that we can start (and end!) the party at a reasonable hour.



Handel Messiah: Christmas Concert, The Abbey, 23rd December, (New Novello, Watkins Shaw edition).

Please note for the avoidance of doubt: this will be a fully rehearsed performance (ie not come and sing), not least because of limitations on staging and choir seating at the Abbey.

Those rehearsing have now signed to say that they wish to sing on 23rd December, and have a Messiah sticker on their scores. This guarantees your place on stage, without which you will be unable to sing, so please make sure you have yours!
If you have not signed and still want to sing, please could you let us know asap.  If we don't hear from you you will not have a place on the stage.

It is with regret that we cannot invite people to come and sing on the night.

Would you please let Jen know ASAP if you require a turquoise scarf, or a black folder: Scarf £7.50; Folder £4.00


23 December afternoon Abbey

(please see 
Calendar and Rehearsals page 
for further details when announced)

Our charities this year are:
The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital MRI scanner appeal;
Dancing for Parkinsons Shrewsbury, and
The Friends of the Samaritans.

Tickets are £15 for unreserved seats - but including programme

For Messiah tickets please get further information and secure your tickets now!  -from 
- also available in due course from Theatre Severn/Old Market Hall Box Office on 01743 281281; Salop Sheet Music 01743 365561; members of the choir; or from The Abbey.

Mozart Requiem: 
Spring Concert, March 18th 2018, Town Hall Birmingham (Bärenreiter )

There will be no 2018 Easter Concert in the Abbey as this has been replaced by the Mozart Requiem

After the successful series of workshops this year, the Committee will explore various options for a more substantial programme in June 2018

If you did not pay your subs on 4th September, please pay them direct into our bank account:
Shrewsbury School Community Choir
Barclays Bank
Sort code 20-77-85
Account number 80927678
Please use your name as the reference and e-mail Jackie Llewellyn at to confirm you have paid by internet transfer so she can confirm receipt.
Full membership for the year is £70.00, or half membership (£35.00) now and half before 1st December.

EARLIER IN 2017......

We performed Bach's Magnificat as part of the St Cecilia Concerts on 11th and 12th November, 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...

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

On 11 September 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 at Oxon Church, Shrewsbury

We performed Bach's St John Passion on April 22 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


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;
    • 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