Shropshire Scribes – Hands Across the Centuries and The Natural World

This exhibition of calligraphy will be the culmination of the Shropshire Scribes exhibition season during 2021. Work from Hands across the Centuries an exhibition held in earlier in the year in Hereford Cathedral Chained library. Comparing present day calligraphy with images of medieval manuscripts which inspired it. And exhibits from The Natural World, an exhibition at Bear Steps in August 2021, will display calligraphy that takes its inspiration from various aspects of nature Thanks to Hereford Cathedral for the image

Words to be Seen, Images to be Read

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Words to be Seen, Images to be Read - The Forms and Functions of Medieval Manuscript Illumination By Professor Michelle Brown 1 Michelle is one of the leading experts of Medieval Manuscripts. She was the Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library and Professor of Manuscript Studies at the University of London. Prof Brown has written many books, features on TV and Radio and lectures worldwide. Tickets are £10 (excluding Booking Fee). Tickets are available via Eventbrite with the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/145252864227 Or send a Cheque made payable to Shrewsbury Abbey in an envelope marked Michelle Brown Lecture and a SAE With an engaging style Michelle presents a fascinating topic with good humour. As a result the lectures are engaging and captivating, appealing to a wide audience. The illustrated talk will look at the styles and purpose of manuscript illumination. She will Examine the wider historical and cultural context and the effect of the manuscripts on the Arts. How the manuscripts affect architecture, sculpture, metal work and stained glass. Manuscripts connected to Shrewsbury and the local area will be featured, including the historical works of Orderic Vitalis. Orderic was born in Shropshire in 1075. He was the boy prodigy of…

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1911 Hill Organ Thomas Trotter Opening Recital

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Buy Tickets Here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-thomas-trotter-midland-festival-orchestra-tickets-169142296161     Tickets are available for each night  for £15 or a Special Price for both Nights at £25 - discounts available for Students with a valid NUS Card   THOMAS TROTTER  -  FORMAL OPENING RECITAL FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER AT 6.30 PM Tickets £15 (plus booking Fee)    Thomas Trotter was appointed Birmingham City Organist in 1983 and has been Artistic Advisor and Resident Organist at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall since 2001. In 2002 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumental award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to classical music. He holds honorary Doctorates at Birmingham City University and Birmingham University and in 2012 he was named Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is a Medalist of the Royal College of Organists, and in November 2020 he was awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music for his achievements in organ-playing.   Alongside his weekly recitals in Birmingham, Thomas Trotter has toured on four continents, and has played at many International Festivals such as Bath, Salzburg, Edinburgh and the Proms. He regularly inaugurates new instruments both at home and abroad, and he has recorded for Hyperion, Chandos, Regent, EMI…

£15

Concert by Midlands Festival Orchestra, featuring the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

Buy Tickets Herehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organ-spectacular-weekend-feat-thomas-trotter-midland-festival-orchestra-tickets-169142296161 MIDLANDS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER AT 6.30 PM   Conducted by Ian Ward                          Leader Stavros Kokkinos   Concert Programme   “Dieu parmi nous”  -  from “La Nativité du Seigneur”  -  organ solo played by Nigel Pursey   O Messiaen (1908 - 1992) Overture from the “Fireworks Suite” arranged for full orchestra by Mike Magatagan   GF Handel (1685 - 1759) Organ Concerto no 13 in F Major (‘Cuckoo and Nightingale’)  -  soloist Nicholas Riddle     GF Handel (1685 – 1759)   Interval (20 minutes)   Symphony no 3 in C Minor (the ‘Organ Symphony’) in two movements   C Saint Saëns (1835 - 1921)   Ian Ward - since leaving his beloved Shropshire for northern France some 15 years ago Ian ran a music festival for 5 years, conducted amateur choirs in Hesdin, Abbeville and Boulogne,  formed a semi-pro chamber choir ‘Ensemble H.3’ and more recently a pro chamber orchestra ‘Concertante 62’. Future plans include mounting a music festival in the Pas-de-Calais region inviting musicians from Holland, France, Belgium and the UK   Nigel Pursey - has been playing the organ ever since his legs were long enough to reach the pedals.  He has been…

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Festival services including the re-dedication of the Hill organ

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

FESTAL CHORAL EUCHARIST and SERVICE OF REDEDICATION SUNDAY 17 OCTBER 2021 at 11.00 am   Shrewsbury Abbey Choir directed by Peter Smith, Director of Music Organist Nigel Pursey (Shrewsbury Abbey)     Rededication: Donation of pipework - Zoë McMillan and Nicholas Riddle (St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London) Organ rededication - Ven Paul Thomas, Archdeacon of Salop   Organ music before the service  -  to include: Andante Grazioso  -  by Percy Pilcher, (1866 – 1937), Abbey organist 1892 – 1919

SOLEMN CHORAL EVENSONG SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 at 3.00 pm (on the eve of the feast of St Luke)

Shrewsbury Abbey 25 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

SOLEMN CHORAL EVENSONG SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 at 3.00 pm (on the eve of the feast of St Luke) Shrewsbury Abbey Choir directed by Peter Smith, Director of Music Organists Nicholas Riddle (St Bartholomew the Great) and Nigel Pursey (Shrewsbury Abbey)     Music before the service played by Nicholas Riddle will include: Folk Tune (from Five Short Pieces) by Percy Whitlock Adagio in E major (from Three Pieces for Organ) by Frank Bridge