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, 29th November 1300h SHREWSBURY SCHOOL CHAMBER CHOIR directed by new Head of Music Maria McKenzie.


Tuesday, 6th December NO LUNCHTIME CONCERT


Sunday, 11th December 1800h SHROPSHIRE MUSIC SERVICE CHRISTMAS CONCERT the ever popular annual Christmas Concert by the young people of Shropshire


Monday, 12th December 1815h TOWN CENTRE CAROL SERVICE outside church if weather permits – informal carol singing by St Alkmund’s Church. Mulled wine and mince pies – all welcome.


Tuesday, 13th December 1300h MARIA LINARES – piano it is with great delight that we welcome Maria back after her visit in the Spring, when she gave us two fabulous concerts. Don’t miss this occasion!


Saturday, 17th December 1930h CANTATA CHOIR concert – featuring John Rutter’s “Magnificat” – details and tickets from Cantata Choir website.


Tuesday, 20th December 1300h MARTIN COOK and JOHN BOWEN (piano duet) return to entertain in the lead-in to Christmas. Come and join us for our 50th lunchtime concert since we started the series up after the third COVID lockdown!


Wednesday, 21st December 1900h GAUDETE!!! – a celebration of Christmas music through the ages with Felicity Murphy (soprano), the Steven Pritchard-Jones Brass Quintet, the Corelli string trio and Jeremy Lund (organ and compere). Entrance by donations – all proceeds in aid of St Alkmund’s church and Shropshire Rural Support charity.


No Lunchtime Concerts after Christmas until 14th February, 2023. All at St Alkmund’s wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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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