PICCADILLY SINFONIETTA – VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS AT CHRISTMAS

Shrewsbury Abbey

Piccadilly Sinfonietta gave their first performance at the Abbey last year and it was a sell-out! This year promises to be just as spectacular and well-attended and is bound to sell quickly. Don't leave it too long to secure your tickets! Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the run-up to Christmas with a performance of Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in the spectacular setting and acoustic of Shrewsbury Abbey.  Featuring some of the UK's most exceptional performers, The Piccadilly Sinfonietta will treat you to a feast of classical masterpieces! We are also delighted to include a performance of Mozart's famous Piano Concerto in C Major, a favourite with audiences around world and also Corelli’s exquisite Christmas Concerto, the perfect additions to our festive programme for you! 'Stunning' Classic FM Programme Corelli – Christmas Concerto Mozart – Piano Concerto in C major, K467 (Interval) Vivaldi – Four Seasons Featuring The Piccadilly Sinfonietta Warren Mailley-Smith (Piano) Violin soloist be confirmed Tickets  Band AA £42 (front two rows with free CD/programme) Band A £38 Band B £28 Band C £19 (Some restricted views) https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cm/vivaldi-four-seasons-at-christmas/e-rzqkvj In case of any difficulty, please email events@shrewsburyabbey.com or call 07968 779008 Access to Shrewsbury Abbey is excellent. Abbey…

NADIA EIDE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Shrewsbury Abbey

Nadia came to the nation’s attention on the ITV's The Voice UK when she blew the judges away and became one of the finalists on Team will.i.am pushing the genre of classical crossover into the world of mainstream music. This Scandinavian-born, coloratura soprano has already achieved critical acclaim on stage as a versatile opera and musical theatre star, and is now breaking the mould of the classical crossover genre, receiving standing ovations worldwide for her concert shows. After securing two no 1 singles in the classical charts, her hotly anticipated album Reimagined rocketed to the top spot in the classical iTunes Charts upon its release surpassing the likes of Andrea Bocelli and Ludovico Einaudi. This concert show will include festive favourites such as O Holy Night, Panis Angelicus, Carol of the Bells, Do You Want To Build A Snowman and many many more! As a proud Ambassador for Earth Trust, Nadia is using these concerts to proudly raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity! Earth Trust inspires people to address climate, biodiversity and wellbeing with the power of natural green spaces. Their mission is to champion access and engagement with green spaces for everyone so that together we take…

SATURDAYS AT NOON – DAVON HALIM (ORGAN)

We welcome Davon Halim of Christ's College, Cambridge, to give a recital on the Abbey's 1911 Hill organ. Davon is currently Senior Organ Scholar at Christ's College, where he is also a third-year mathematics student. He is currently studying organ with Ann Elise Smoot, and during his time in Cambridge has given various recitals including at the chapels of King's College, Queens' College and Trinity College. Before coming to Cambridge, Davon played at St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell whilst a student at Concord College, and studied organ with Tony Pinel, during which time he received a Commendation in the 2020 School Organists' Association Young Organists' Competition (Advanced category). As an organ scholar, Davon plays for the two services of choral evensong each week, and conducts the choir when the Director of Music is away, most notably during the second half of the choir's annual summer tours. He has also accompanied the choir in other external events, most recently at the "Christmas with Christ's" event at Temple Church, London in December 2023.  

Readings for Holocaust Memorial Day

Shrewsbury Abbey

Poetry for Dark Times To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, there will be a poetry reading by Jean Boase-Beier and Angela Jarman. Some of these poems were written by people held by the Nazis in camps and prisons during the Holocaust in Europe in the 1940s. We will also read poems that reflect upon later atrocities, such as the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s, or the abuse and killing of Rohingya people more recently. We will end with a few poems of hope.

THE MUSIC OF ADELE BY CANDLELIGHT

Performed by Julia Martin Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm, finishes 9.45/10pm TICKETS FROM £20-£45 (FULLY SEATED SHOW SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES) Experience an evening of soul-stirring melodies and heartfelt lyrics as we present The Music of Adele by Candlelight, an exclusive concert performed by the multi-award winning Miss Julia Martin and described by Sky Television as 'Simply Phenomenal’. Prepare to be transported to a world of raw emotions and captivating music, all set against the enchanting backdrop of gothic architecture, vaulted ceilings, and flickering candlelight. The Music of Adele by Candlelight is not just a concert; it is a celebration of Adele's remarkable artistry and the impact her music has had on millions around the world. Julia Martin, with her mesmerising voice and undeniable stage presence, will take you on a journey through Adele's chart-topping hits. From the hauntingly beautiful "Someone Like You" to the empowering anthem "Rolling in the Deep," every song will be delivered with the same passion that Adele herself is known for. Let the candlelight guide your emotions, bask in the magical ambience of the evening, and allow yourself to be swept away by the depth of Adele's music, as Julia’s powerful vocals bring each…