Shifnal Chorale
Previous concerts
Autumn Concert on Saturday 21st October in St.Mary's Church, Albrighton
Autumn Concert on Saturday 21st October in St.Mary's Church, Albrighton

Shifnal Chorale presented their autumn concert, this time in the beautiful church of St. Mary's, Albrighton, blessed with fine acoustics.  The concert started at 7:30 pm and included a variety of music including the lively "Sourwood Mountain", "Ubi Caritas" by the young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeila, the beautiful "Seal Lullaby" song and two Gilbert and Sullivan pieces: we also heard our Bass Baritone Neil Robinson sing two solos, the Geordie songs, "The Happenny Wood at Bedlington" and "The Cheviot Hills". Finally the choir sang a Cole Porter Medley before everyone took a break and enjoyed wine and cheese in the interval. 

After returning from our break the Shifnal Chorale sang an arrangement for a mixed voice choir of the song made famous by Louis Armstrong in the James Bond film "On her Majesty's Secret Service" with a trumpet accompaniment provided by the Music Director, Paul Kelly. This was followed by Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah', then another favourite "You Raise me Up", two more Gilbert and Sullivan songs, the wistful "Autumn Leaves", and finally a more challenging song for the choir, "The Continental"! All in all, it was a successful evening.  

Summer Concert of Light Music, followed by afternoon tea, in St. Andrew's Church, Shifnal on Sunday 16th July
Summer Concert of Light Music, followed by afternoon tea, in St. Andrew's Church, Shifnal on Sunday 16th July

The Shifnal Chorale choir presented its ever popular summer concert at 3 pm, where we provide a rich mixture of light music. After the concert, the audience decamps outside to the church grounds where we all sit down to enjoy a scrumptious summer afternoon tea, with scones, cream and of course strawberries! We enjoy this tea in the church grounds and while for the last four or five years we have been lucky in having fine, dry weather, we had similar good luck on July 16th, 2017, albeit slightly cooler, but dry weather!

Spring Concert on 8th April in Shifnal's Trinity Methodist Chucrh
Spring Concert on 8th April in Shifnal's Trinity Methodist Chucrh

Shifnal Chorale presented, assisted by the Shropshire Chamber Orchestra, a programme of classical music, as detailed below:

Cantique de Jean Racine, by Gabriel Fauré 

Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart

En Prierè, by Gabriel Fauré, soloist Marcia Hall

Vivaldi Cello Concerto in A minor RV418, featuring Lilian Kelly as soloist

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei K273, by Mozart 

INTERVAL

Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré 

Come and Sing with Shifnal Chorale on Saturday 4th Feb @ 2pm
Come and Sing with Shifnal Chorale on Saturday 4th Feb @ 2pm

Shifnal Chorale held it's annual Choral Workshop on Saturday 4th February singing Mozart’s ‘Requiem’, under the musical direction of Paul Kelly. The venue, as last year, was the Trinity Methodist Church in Shifnal (Victoria Road, Shifnal TF11 8AE)

The workshop ran from 2.00 till 4.00 pm, followed by a break for tea and cakes.

We then held a sing through at 5 pm, which went very well: it was helped by the fact that we had 133 singers!

The price of the workshop was £10, which included refreshments and the hire of music.

And a really previous concert! (the days of the Shifnal Chorale society)