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, 26th October at 1 p.m. Music for piano duet – played by Martin Cook and John Bowen. To include Schubert’s “Marche Militaire”, Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances”, Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance no. 8”, Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suite and more!

Reminder: reserving of places for the lunchtime concerts no longer necessary.

Tuesday, 9th November at 1 p.m.. Remembrance-themed lunchtime concert, featuring the work of Wilfred Owen. Readings and music from Alex Postlethwaite (violin) and John Moore (piano).

Reminder: reserving of places for the lunchtime concerts no longer necessary.

Sunday, 21st November 1430h Elisabeth Brauss (Germany) – a varied programme of piano music by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel, Prokofiev, Brahms and Robert Schumann. Tickets available by clicking on the button below. Here is the mouth-watering programme:

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 8 in A-minor, KV 310.  

Ravel     Sonatine pour Piano.  

Prokofiev   Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28. 

Intermission 

Brahms      Four Pieces for Piano (Klavierstücke) Op. 119. 

Schumann   Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes from Vienna), Op. 26.

Tuesday, 23rd November 1300h Lucy Powell-Davies (bassoon) Lucy will be familiar to many as she grew up in Shrewsbury; we are delighted to welcome her back with a programme of music including works by Telemann, Pierne and no doubt “Lucy Long”! She will be accompanied at the piano by Maureen Powell Davies.

Lucy Powell-Davies

Saturday 27th November 1000h – 1500h Christmas Fair the annual and very popular Festive Fair returns after a COVID – enforced break – come and have a good time and celebrate the 2000-year Normal!

Saturday, 27th November 1930h Jarualdi String Quartet please pencil in the date NOW!!!! See picture below for details of tickets, etc.

Saturday, 11th December 1930h Shrewsbury Cantata Choir – “Dixit Dominus” & Charpentier “Messe de Minuit”. Tickets on sale from September on the Choir’s website

Sunday, 12th December 1500h Shrewsbury Drapers’ Christmas Carol Service.

Sunday, 19th December time tbc Shropshire Youth Orchestra – details to follow.

Monday 20th December 1815h St Alkmund’s Town Centre Christmas Carol Service with mulled wine and mince pies all welcome!

14th January, 2022 1930h “Fretwork” Shropshire Music Trust brings acclaimed early music ensemble Fretwork to St Alkmund’s. Further details and tickets from the SMT website.

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All the above events are subject to any remaining restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 which may apply.

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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