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Concert success for older people

Members of the Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra present a cheque to Catherine McCloy from Age UK SHropshire Telford & Wrekin

Published on 12 June 2019 12:10 PM

A concert in Shrewsbury Abbey performed by the Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra raised £3,000 to support older people in Shropshire.

The breath-taking performance of J. S. Bach's St John Passion took place in April to a sell-out audience. This particular piece of music is rarely played outside the UK's main cultural centres because of the considerable resources necessary to perform it. However, Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra, conducted by John Moore, Director of Music at Shrewsbury School, are no strangers to performing these great choral works in Shrewsbury Abbey.

Roger Cable, Chairman of Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra, said: ‘We are delighted to support Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin; the local charity provides much needed help, advice and support to older people right across our county. One of the choir's main aims is to support as many local charities as possible whilst thoroughly enjoying ourselves performing some of the greatest classical works of all time.'

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘We are astonished at the amount of money raised by the choir, it will make a real difference to the lives of older people in Shropshire. I was lucky enough to attend the concert, it was truly magnificent to be in the audience and witness such a wonderful piece of music. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the concert as well as the people who attended such a prestigious event.’

The Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra has been performing for over 30 years and donated more than £50,000 to local charities and organisations.

If you’d like to find out more about fundraising to help local older people, contact us on 01743 233 123 or enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

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