Shrewsbury Choral are presenting their Spring Concert at Shrewsbury Abbey at 7.30pm on Saturday 23rd March with celebrated pianist Yuxuan Zhao performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B minor, Op. 23. The choir will be directed by Dr Martin Cook; and will perform Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor, accompanied by the Shrewsbury Sinfonia led by Anne Tupling.

Jenny Worley, Chair of Shrewsbury Choral said: “The concert at the Abbey in Shrewsbury will be a highly-entertaining event, and Tchaikovsky’s memorable  piano concert promises to delight music-lovers, especially as we are honoured to see the return of the acclaimed pianist Yuxuan Zhao. He received a standing ovation at his last performance with us! The piano concerto was finally revised in 1888 and is considered by many to be one of the most popular works in the piano repertoire.

As a complete contrast we will perform a beautiful piece of sacred music by the Italian classical and romantic composer – Luigi Cherubini, his Requiem in C Minor. He was considered by many of his contemporaries to be the greatest composer of his epoch and Ludwig van Beethoven was most praiseworthy of his requiem. Emotionally powerful and passionate this work will both surprise and please our audience, so I welcome people to come and enjoy what promises to be a highlight of the spring choral calendar”.

Tickets for the performance are available online now (, via, or from Pengwern Books, Fish Street, Shrewsbury- 01743 232236; from choir members or on the door on the night.