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Concert to aid older people

Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir (photo courtesy of Shropshire Charity Concerts)

Published on 18 March 2019 04:26 PM

Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra will perform J. S. Bach's St John Passion in Shrewsbury Abbey next month, to support Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s work with vulnerable older people in the county.

This magnificent 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 are no strangers to performing these great choral works in Shrewsbury Abbey. John Moore, Director of Music at Shrewsbury School, whose love of this work brings it to life in a visceral but hugely compassionate way, will conduct the performance.

One of the choir's main aims is to support as many local charities as possible through their concerts. Since their Christmas Messiah performances began 30 years ago, they have been able to donate more than £50,000 to a large range of local charities and organisations. The choir will donate the proceeds from this performance to Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, to help us provide vital services for older people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin said: ‘We are delighted to have been chosen by Shropshire Charity Concerts Choir and Orchestra as their nominated charity for this high profile event. It will be both a privilege and a pleasure to attend what promises to be a high quality, dramatic performance of St John Passion at Shrewsbury Abbey, and especially in the run up to Easter.’

The concert takes place at Shrewsbury Abbey on Saturday 13 April at 7.30pm, and tickets are £15 each, which includes a programme with comprehensive notes and translations. Tickets are available from any of the following:

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