Concerts and Events

RECORDING: 16-year-old Rosie Sherpa plays Bach at one of our free lunchtime concerts

Lunchtime Concert series (all starting at 1.00 p.m.) in brown: these concerts are FREE but donations welcomed!

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Tuesday, 14th February 1300h MARIA LINARES (piano) A most welcome return visit by Maria. Our fiftieth lunchtime concert since the pandemic will feature music by Schubert, Chopin, Scriabin and Medtner

Tuesday, 21st February 1300h ANDREW BANNERMAN with a talk – “Better than a Dog” as part of the Darwin Festival. See or use QR code below:

Andrew Bannerman on the relationship between Charles and Emma.  The death of their beloved daughter Annie features prominently – ultimately a source of strength between Charles and Emma. Andrew, a retired teacher and director of the Shrewsbury Youth Theatre, has performed at literature festivals throughout the country,  including the Hay Festival and the Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

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Tuesday, 28th February 1300h JILL CROSSLAND piano Jill is renowned for her interpretation of Baroque music, and especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. We are please to welcome her back to St Alkmund’s following her popular appearance in 2021.

Tuesday, 7th March 1300h FRENCH HORN CONNEXION old friends French Horn ConneXion with music for Spring

Tuesday, 14th March 1300h vacant

Tuesday, 21st March 1300h vacant

Tuesday, 28th March 1300h MILDA DAUNORAITE (piano)

Tuesday, 11th April 1300h CHIARINA QUARTET (string quartet) details to follow

Tuesday, 18th April 1300h GILL STYLES & RICHARD WALKER (piano duet) details to follow

Tuesday, 25th April 1300h YUKI AGAGO (piano) details to follow

Tuesday, 9th May 1300h SHUNTA MORIMOTO (piano) details to follow

Tuesday, 16th May 1300h MARK BALDWIN Talk on Sir John Betjeman. The welcome return of Mark Baldwin, whose talk last year on the Enigma machine and Bletchley Park will live long in the memory.

Tuesday, 23rd May 1300h STUART SPIERS (saxophone) with Celia Spiers – Stuart gave the first of the lunchtime concerts in 2021, and appears once more accompanied by his sister-in-law Celia

Tuesday, 30th May 1300h CHILDREN’S CONCERT – once again we hold a Half Term concert in which children of every age and stage are invited to sign up to play or sing a piece in this serendipitous mix of music! Always someting to surprise, always something to delight, definitely plenty to applaud!!! A SIGN-UP FORM will appear here from early April

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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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