Shrewsbury School is set to host two evenings filled with musical recitals performed by the school’s talented pupils and community choir with the return of the annual St Cecilia Concerts this November 17 & 18.
The annual St Cecilia Concerts are a highlight of the Shrewsbury School calendar each November and attract a broad audience from across the community.
There are two concerts this year, on November 17 & 18, involving talented young musicians from the school, alongside Shrewsbury School Community Choir.
Each concert features its own programme of music, showcasing the best in musical abilities from Shrewsbury School pupils.
On Friday the audience will be treated to the School’s Symphony Orchestra performing Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2, Dvorak Symphony No. 9 ‘New World’ i. Adagio – Allegro molto, conducted by the Director of Music, Maria McKenzie. There will also be performances from the school’s Wind Orchestra, Concert Band and String Orchestra.
Saturday’s programme will feature a performance of Materna Requiem by Rebecca Dale, alongside the Shrewsbury School Community Choir & Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Robbins, the school’s Head of Choral Music.
Both events take place at Shrewsbury School’s Alington Hall, starting at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday.
Tickets for both performances are free and can be booked via www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool