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Date: Friday, 3rd December, 7.30pm
Location: St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury
NB: Ground floor seats sold out. Restricted visibility seats still available.

Ex Cathedra: 50 years of inspiring singing

The always packed, now traditional and ever popular unique celebration of seasonal music with readings...

In the deep, still darkness, only candles pierce the winter gloom. And then, upon the silence, comes the luminous sound of a choir in harmony. With a sequence of Christmas music old and new, and readings to make you smile and reflect, our popular Christmas concerts are a uniquely magical way to begin your festive season.

Early booking is recommended.

This concert will end at approximately 10pm

Latest News


We have very recently been informed that due to potential structural issues The Lion Ballroom is temporarily closed and so for safety reasons we have had to move the Carducci String Quartet concert to St Alkmund's Church.


Supporters Scheme

The rich diversity of Shropshire Music Trust's work would simply not be possible without the generous help of individuals such as our Supporters – vital in helping us achieve our charitable mission to share great music with as many people as possible.

Please help us if you can by joining or renewing your support...


COVID Guidance

Concert Attendance Guidance

Please note that all guidelines are subject to change. We will keep ticketholders notified of any changes, but also recommend that you check the latest guidance before your visit. We will keep the following safety measures in place to protect our customers, helpers and the community and remain vigilant in maintaining the highest standards of service and cleanliness:


About us

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The Music Room

zoe beyersFor music lovers of all kinds and ages to enjoy, The Music Room is an exciting twelve-episode digital project, created in response to the Covid-19 panemic. Watch all the broadcasts again on our YouTube channel.

Press and reviews

"...thrilling performances with interesting background stories which brought it all to life and was rapturously received by the audience."

"...a packed audience was treated to a quite stunning and uplifting choral recital..."


In the community

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In the past we have run a series of workshops in schools from pre-school to secondary as well as visits to carehomes with the season's artists. Due to COVID and the difficulty of making advance arrangements the Trust has no programmes for community support in the 2021-22 season.


Give as you shop

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Both Give as you Live and AmazonSmile are ways that you can donate to Shropshire Music Trust. Simply by shopping online at participating stores a percentage of your purchase cost will be donated to Shropshire Music Trust.


Our people

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The easiest way to contact us is to send us an email. Include the name of the person or department you wish to contact and your message will be forwarded.

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