Concerts and Events

Lunchtime Concerts this Spring supporting youth performances

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!

Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts in brown. Weekends at St Alkmund’s in green. Booked out in red. No concert (1st Tuesday of month) – shown in blue.

COVID-19 restrictions have been extended until 19th July. Audience limited to 50 – you will still be able to pre-book tickets below, though there will almost certainly be some available at the door. Reserved places are held until 12.50.

Please bring a mask and remember to distance socially! Please do not bring food to the concerts until restrictions are lifted, and you will be asked to disperse after the concert – and have a chat if you like outside!!!

Tuesday, 22nd June – Shrewsbury School Chamber Choir and St Alkmund’s Church regret to announce that this concert has been postponed – possibly till the autumn. There will be informal music in the church to replace the formal concert between 1.00 and 1.45 p.m.

Saturday. 26th June Insect Safari performed by the Fetch Theatre Company. Great Insect fun for all the family! 1100h and 1330h. Outside.

Tuesday, 29th June at 1 pm Shrewsbury has Young Talent! – music for piano played by Rosie Sherpa. Rosie will play music by Chopin, Debussy and Mendelssohn. The lovely acoustic of St Alkmund’s is the perfect place to showcase this very special young talent. Not to be missed!

Saturday, 3rd July 1400h Banghra Workshop led by SAMPAD: 1430h Yakshagna performance. An unmissable experience with Indian music and dance. Outside.

Tuesday, 6th July no concert this week

Tuesday, 13th July at 1 pm 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.

Saturday, 17th July 1930h Shrewsbury Cantata Choir – “Messe de Minuit” (Charpentier) and “Dixit Dominus” (Handel) – further details by clicking here.

It is hoped that from 19th July all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, although voluntary mask-wearing and distancing will continue to be important to some. More information will appear here from about 13th July.

Tuesday, 20th July at 1 pm Music for French Horn Quintet – we continue a theme of brass playing at St Alkmund’s this summer with a varied and entertaining programme from “French Horn ConneXion”.

Saturday, 24th July 1100h and 1330h Animal Stories and Songs with Sal Tonge and Steph Kelly. Followed by a Workshop at 1430h. Hopefully outside.

Tuesday, 27th July at 1 pm Alex Postlethwaite (violin) and John Moore (piano) – pleased to be playing ‘live’ again in an entertaining lunchtime concert with a touch of class!!

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. Programme will be available here shortly, as well as opportunity to book

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

All the above events (but especially those before June 21st) are subject to any restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 which may apply. Concert audiences until further notice (June 21st??) are limited to 50 audience members (half capacity) who will be socially distanced, and a mask must be worn unless exempt.

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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