Concerts and Events

Lunchtime Concert series (all starting at 1.00 p.m.) in brown: these concerts are FREE but donations welcomed! Sign up to our Mailing List and receive notifications of forthcoming Concerts and Events (button just below). Download a poster/flyer for the series at the bottom of this page!

16-year-old Rosie Sherpa plays Bach at one of our free lunchtime concerts in June 2021
An outside concert in 28 degrees’ heat with the French Horn ConneXion

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts in brown. Weekends at St Alkmund’s in green.

Tuesday, 17th August at 1 p.m. Music for Trumpet and Organ – played by Wendy Jones, accompanied by Jeremy Lund (piano/organ). Music by Honegger, Viviani, Piazzolla, Graham and J.S.Bach.

Tuesday, 24th August at 1 p.m. “The Young Person’s Guide to St Alkmund’s” – for children of all ages (please bring your parents). The St Alkmund’s organ will be briefly introduced as part of a fun concert in which schoolchildren of any age or level of experience are invited to perform to a friendly audience, on our grand piano, on their own instrument or even (for Grade 1 standard and above) to have a go on the organ! Chocolate prizes for best bow, biggest smile and most promising newcomer to the organ !! PERFORMERS – please read red box below.

Performers (24th August) – the only requirement is that you have a piece that you have practised and are ready to play! Why not get practising now??!! Please sign up (using the blue button below) if you want to perform, as we don’t want to run out of time on the day. Why not tell your friends as well?? Don’t forget to tell your parents if you have signed up.

Tuesday, 31st August at 1 p.m. music for solo ‘cello – played by Ruth Henley. Bach Suite no. 2 in C and Paul Henley Suite no. 1 (world premiere).

Saturday, 11th September – Shrewsbury Choral Society invite you to perform and/or hear John Rutter’s “Sprig of Thyme”. Registration from 0930h: Rehearsals from 1010h. Performance (open to the public) 1500h. Book in via their website.

Sunday, 26th September 1500h Shropshire Chamber Orchestra – music by Vivaldi, Handel, Bach, Suk and Henley – further details by clicking here

Sunday, 3rd October 1430h Anna Federova (Ukraine) – a programme of piano music by Chopin. Click below to order tickets.

Tuesday, 19th October (1300h) “The Fiddle” – illustrated talk with music by Natalie Cummings. Natalie’s Aunt Rosa survived the horrors of Auschwitz thanks to her gift of playing the family violin (as seen on the BBC’s “The Repair Shop”). Music played by Rosie Sherpa. Reserving of places for this talk will be possible here from September.

Sunday, 21st November 1430h Elisabeth Brauss (Germany) – a varied programme of piano music by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev, Brahms and Robert Schumann. Programme available here shortly as well as opportunity to book

Saturday, 11th December time t.b.c. Shrewsbury Cantata Choir – Handel “Dixit Dominus” & Charpentier “Messe de Minuit”. Tickets on sale from September on the Choir’s website

All the above events are subject to any remaining restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 which may apply. Please note that we must satisfy Government, local government and Diocesan regulations, so please do not assume that easing of restrictions in one area guarantees similar easing elsewhere…

Concert audiences indoors until further notice are limited to half capacity; those who attend will be asked to socially distance, and a mask must be worn unless exempt.

Insect Safari – this Event outside St Alkmund’s attracted over 200 people

Performers requiring our most recent Risk Assessments for their records may download them here:

The church has one of the best acoustics in the area, a fine Kawai grand piano and a wide performance area, all within beautiful surroundings. To enquire about holding a concert/event at the church, please contact Caroline Thewles.

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