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Lunch-hour Concerts in June at Shrewsbury’s Civic Church

Concerts in the Round – one of the biggest series of such concerts in the country – continues at St Chad’s church, Shrewsbury every Friday in June.

On June 16th the church will host an Organ recital by Jonathan Hope
On June 16th the church will host an Organ recital by Jonathan Hope

Concerts begin at 12.30pm, are free of charge, and there is lunch afterwards in the church hall. The concerts in June will present singing, guitar music, and an organ recital to cello, flute, clarinet and bassoon music!

Concert Director Richard Walker said: “Our audience say that the Friday concerts at St Chad’s are the most enjoyable part of their week and on June 2nd the Kell Wind Trio – a Cheshire based wind trio featuring flute, clarinet and bassoon, will be making their third appearance at St Chad’s.

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“Ukrainian guitarist Galina Vale is a regular performer at St Chad’s and she will be showcasing her amazing technical expertise on June 9th. Her flamboyant stage presence makes for an unforgettable occasion.

“On June 16th we will host an Organ recital by Jonathan Hope, the Assistant Organist at Gloucester Cathedral and a week later on 23rd June, baritone Paul Mocroft and pianist John Jenkin have sing for us. Although they have sung at St Chad’s annually for many years they have the distinction of never repeating a programme.

“To complete the concerts for June, cellist Corinne Frost, one of the leading cellists of the area will perform on Friday 30th, and will be accompanied by Janine Parsons.

“Future highlights will be a harp recital by the rising star Gina Taylor on July 21st and a cello recital by the great soloist Ulrich Heinen on September 29th.”

Full listings, including programmes of forthcoming concerts, can be found on the church website www.stchadschurchshrewsbury.com, where details of all the other musical activities at St Chad’s, including regular choral services and other concerts, are posted.

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