New Season Launched by Shropshire Music Trust – with everything from the legendary London Mozart Players, Ex Cathedra and the Carducci String Quartet, to the Versatility Serenaders and the Hebrides Ensemble

An invitation…  to the  35th Year Pre-Season Launch

Friday 21st September, 6.30-8.30pm

Trinity Centre, Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF

An informal reception to welcome the 2018-19 season

Refreshments, music and a chance to meet some of the artists involved

Tickets £5 (Patrons & Friends free)

Shropshire Music Trust have announced details of the new 35th Anniversary Season, that includes everything from concerts by prestigious musicians, to premier opera by Mid Wales Opera. Concerts, Pop-up Opera, a Song Recital, and Lunchtime performances will take place at some superb venues across Shropshire. The Season begins on 12th October with an evening of  Bach by Candlelight – where music lovers will be transported by music to lighten an autumn evening in the beautiful setting of Cound Church. The highly popular violinist, Zoë Beyers (associate leader of C.B.S.O and leader of E.S.O.) will perform three of Bach’s great and seminal works for solo violin.

Director of Shropshire Music Trust, Kate Hogwood said: “October will also see a dynamic and thrilling programme at St. Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury at 7.30pm on 27th October by the leading London Mozart Players, Britain’s longest-established chamber orchestra, who will be joined by young rising-star cellist, Jamal Aliyev. Before that, at 2pm there’s a special show to delight children and families with exciting stories set to music and allow them to be “up close and personal” with the string family of the orchestra. Then in November, the distinguished Collegium Musicum 90 will explore around one of the most famous and influential baroque composers in ‘The Corelli Phenomenon’.

The Season contains a whole host of events – and full information together with substantial discounts and special Saver Offers can be obtained on the Shropshire Music Trust’s website at

The November concerts feature String Beats (on 26th at the Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury) when beatboxer Dean Yhnell and Angharad Jenkins on violin and folk fiddle will delight a lunchtime audience with a mixture of hip-hop and folk music genres. Then the acclaimed Mid Wales Opera finish the month, with some fabulous live opera, ‘A Spanish Hour – Ravel’s L’heure espagnole’ at SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle.

Finally prepare to be intoxicated on Friday 7th December when the legendary Ex Cathedra bring their iconic ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ –the traditional Shropshire Music Trust’s popular seasonal offering which introduces the festive season in what is now an annual treat. The venue is Shrewsbury’s civic church – St. Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury.

More information will be announced about the New Year and the superb range of performances…

The New Year will include everything from the highly popular Innovation Ensemble (playing in the splendid setting of the Adam Ballroom at Shrewsbury’s Lion Hotel); and the  Zemlinksy Quartet from the Czech Republic, and the EUCO Orchestra with celebrity clarinettist, Emma Johnson. As a complete contrast A4 Brass Quartet –will be exciting the audience at Wem Town Hall with a distinctive sound provided by a unique blend of instruments.

The diverse range of events will encourage people to pick up the Season Leaflet, visit our website and discover the wonderful music and opportunities available in what promises to be another exciting Season.”

Tickets online: , by phone from Ticketsource on 0333 666 3366, and also by phone, post and in person from Salop Sheet Music 294 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5TF (01743 365561. Email: All Box Offices include the excellent multi-purchase Savers and group discounts: any remaining tickets will be sold ‘on the door’. See for full details”.

Mailing List (postal & email) for full details of all the 2018 /2019 Season events: SMT Freepost SY169, Shrewsbury SY5 6BR,

-or please call (01952) 510375.