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Around The County
We perform at a variety of functions each year including weddings, birthdays, Christmas concerts and fundraisers for other charitable and worthy good causes. We also stage our own concerts, sometimes inviting other choirs, brass bands and young people from local school choirs and ensembles to perform with us. The choir has competed in the Radio Shropshire Choir of the Year competition, Minsterley Eisteddfod, the Shrewsbury International Music Festival and the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Charity Work
We achieved registered charity status in February 2009 which significantly enhances our ability to support local charities and good causes.  We are entirely self-financing and proud to have helped raise many thousands of pounds for other organizations over the years.

Each year we choose a charity to support and concert fees for that year go directly to it.  This year, choir members have voted to support the Alzheimer's Research UK Shropshire Fundraising group.

Apart from our concerts, choir members organize other events such as fairs, auctions and quiz evenings to raise money for the charity.


Repertoire
Our repertoire is constantly changing and ranges from sacred music to show tunes and modern pieces from the likes of Queen and Snow Patrol as well as classics from the 60s and 70s.  English Traditional Folk and pieces sung in Latin, Swahili, Spanish, Italian and French have figured in our repertoire over the years - Welsh has been conspicuous by its absence but we're working on it! We have a separate repertoire for Christmas which changes every year, with new songs to learn as well as the old favourites revisited.

The Singing Experience
All our performances are undertaken without copy which means we must learn the whole repertoire by heart.  This may seem daunting to new members at first but constant revision, reinforcement in rehearsal as well as individual and section training does the trick.  The advantages of being able to follow The Director's lead without distraction are well worth the effort.

The Choir is "better than the sum of its parts".  This certainly applies to us.  We are all part of the team - even the Basses, a much maligned and vilified group of well sung heroes.


Choir On Tour
Every year the choir organises a singing tour.  This broadens the choir experience and gives us the opportunity to share our music with new audiences.  The Choir has visited Canada, Germany and Belgium, all of which were very successful both socially and musically, with concerts in larger often very ornate Gothic venues being the high points.  In 2010 we stayed closer to home and were very pleased to visit the beautiful City of York and then delighted to be invited to sing in the Minster there. For 2016, we were invited to Spain.

Minsterley Eisteddfod
For the past few years we have supported the local Eisteddfod at Minsterley.  Being part of such an event is both exciting and testing.  To be in competition with others choirs of such a standard always sharpens our performance and the honest and often frank opinions of the judges lend focus to our efforts in the following year. We continue to support the Eisteddfod as an important part of our commitment to promote choral music in the County.

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Musical Director: Alison Stevens    Accompanist: Ann Cain
Registered Charity Number: 1128019
Member of The National Association of Choirs