Winter Gala Season - What's On?

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

UPDATE: We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to our concerts over the festive period. Please note the below COVID related points:


  • If you are able to, please wear a face covering in the entrance lobby of the venue (until you are seated) as these are usually smaller spaces.

  • To improve airflow, we are likely to have some windows and doors open. Therefore, warmer clothing is advised.

Happily we can announce an exciting programme of live music over the next few months!


There are lots of opportunities to come and see what our students have been working on, or take part yourself in a community event. Here is a snapshot of the events happening before Christmas - we hope you can join us:


Community Classics

An orchestral workshop series, open to all musicians of Grade 5+ standard, culminating in a concert on 28th November. Some well known pieces and some lesser known but exciting works will feature!


When: Sundays, 10am-3pm (19th September, 17th October, 7th November, 28th November)

Where: Music Service Centre, Oakmeadow School, Bayston Hill, SY3 0NU

Cost: FREE to all


Winter Gala Concerts

Performances by our bands, orchestras, and choirs, known collectively as the County School of Music. A chance to see the range of ensembles we have launched this academic year, the winter concerts are a celebration of our students' talents. Seasonal refreshments will be available!


When: Saturday 11th December from 1pm

Where: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmoor Road

Cost: £6 adults, £3 children, £12 family, all available on the door


Santa Symphony

A one-day workshop and concert open to all musicians of Grade 3+ standard. This will be a Christmas themed programme, so expect fun and festive favourites. Participants receive a free Santa hat too!


When: Sunday 12th December, rehearsal 10am-3pm, concert 3:30pm

Where: Meole Brace Secondary School

Cost: FREE to participate, Adults £10 on the door for the concert, children FREE


Shropshire Girls’ Choir & Of One Accord Christmas Concert - 25 Year Anniversary!

A very special evening of Christmas music performed by our flagship vocal group, Shropshire Girls Choir, and our hub partner, Of One Accord. This is the perfect opportunity to hear the vocal talents of student and community singers. Past members are also welcome to join in and celebrate 25 years going strong!


When: Saturday 18th December, 7pm

Where: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmoor Road


Carols by Candlelight

A traditional evening of carols and readings from Music Service students and local community musicians. Join us for the last event before the holidays and share in the Christmas spirit!


When: Sunday 19th December, 6pm

Where: St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury


Up to date information on each event will be made available via the live calendar:

Calendar | Shropshire Music Service