Concerts and Events

16-year-old Rosie Sherpa plays Bach at one of our free lunchtime concerts in June 2021

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 (red button below):

DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY, THE “MUSICIANS FOR UKRAINE” CONCERTS IN MARCH RAISED A TOTAL OF JUST SHORT OF £6000. THANKS TO ALL THE MUSICIANS WHO TOOK PART – AND THE AUDIENCE WHO SUPPORTED!!!

31st May 1300h Jeremy Lund “An Alk Talk” – a special ‘talk with music’ for Platinum Jubilee week. Jeremy explains who Alkmund was, why one of our least-known Saints is commemorated here and only at five other locations in the world, together with the chequered history of this beautiful church and its people (including the St Alkmund’s Total Abstinence Society, which briefly brought the town – and this church in particular – to national attention). Please wear red, white and blue if you like, and come prepared to sing “Jerusalem”!!

7th June NO CONCERT

14th June 1300h Alison Loram & Chris Symons (violin)

Sat 18th June SUMMER FAIR

21st June 1300h “That’s All Folk” – a concert of folk music with Mair Thomas.

28th June 1300h Alex Postlethwaite (violin)

Sunday, 3rd July GARDEN TRAIL and TEA

5th July NO CONCERT

12th July 1300h vacant – (more news later)

19th July 1300h French Horn ConneXion this entertaining quintet of french horns will play (weather allowing) in St Alkmund’s Churchyard to the South of the building – otherwise inside.

26th July 1300h Ben Richards (‘cello) a former Shropshire Young Musician of the Year and now a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, Ben will be playing for the first time at St Alkmund’s.

2nd August NO CONCERT

9th August 1300h

16th August 1300h Illustrated talk on the “Enigma” machine and the work of Bletchley Park during World War II, by Dr Mark Baldwin. An Enigma machine is expected to be present!

23rd August 1300h Adrian Lord (piano) details to follow

30th August 1300h Theo Bumpus (trombone) with Derry Burtenshaw (piano) details to follow

6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September NO LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

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

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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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