Our 2021-22 season has finished

Tuesday, 14th June, 8.00pm
St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury
A decorative image featuring candles, a butterfly and the Ex Cathedra logo
As a long midsummer day fades to dusk, we invite you to share an enchanting programme of seasonal music and readings.

Glorious choral music inspired by birdsong, summer holidays, sea and sunshine



25 & under: £10.00

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As last season’s audience showed, this is fast becoming as popular as their Christmas visit – BOOK EARLY!

Watch a brief preview on YouTube:
Ex Cathedra summer music by candlelight preview video on YouTube with text saying "to send you home with the sun in your heart, ready for love".

Performed without interval (finish at approx. 9.20pm)


Ground Floor reserved seating area


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Saturday 28th May, 2022, 7.30pm
The Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School
A montage showing Anthony Poon standing in a street holding his violin and Galin Ganchev, indoors, standing with arms folded
Anthony Poon (violin)
Galin Ganchev (piano)

Mozart – Sonata no.32 in B♭, K 454

Chausson – Poème op.25

Dvorak – Romance op.11

Brahms –Violin Sonata no.3 in D minor, op.10

Anthony and Galin are recent graduates of the Masters programme at the Royal Academy of Music and, as The Perseus Duo, won the 2021 Tunnell Trust Award.



25 and under: £6

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The Perseus Duo was formed at the Royal Academy of Music, London, by violinist Anthony Poon and pianist Galin Ganchev.

Anthony Poon was born in Hong Kong in 1996. He started violin lessons at the age of 7. In 2010 he moved to England to study with Alex Laing in Uppingham School and in 2013, he was awarded the Champions' prize at the Pro Corda Chamber Music Festival.

Galin Ganchev was born in 1996 in Varna, Bulgaria to musical parents. In 2010 he was awarded a full music scholarship at Shrewsbury School and in 2012 won the Shropshire Young Musician of the Year competition.

In the period 2016-2021 they performed extensively in the Royal Academy of Music, in programmes consisting of repertoire from the classical era to 20th century works. During their time in the Academy, Anthony and Galin were mentored by Michael Dussek, Jack Liebeck and Ian Fountain. As a duo, they have also attended masterclasses by other internationally acclaimed musicians, such as Michael Foyle and Adrian Brendel.

In the Summer of 2021, the Duo was invited to present a recital programme of works by: Enescu’s “Impromptu Concertant”, Wieniawski’s “Faust Fantasy” and Schubert’s “Fantasy in C major, D 934”, in the Royal Academy of Music’s Summer Piano Festival, as well as in St James’ Piccadilly in London, UK.

In September 2021, the Perseus Duo won the Tunnell Trust Award, which has given them the opportunity of going on tour in Scotland in January, 2023. Concerts in the near future include recitals in Netherhall House (London), Danny House(West Sussex), Shrewsbury School (Shrewsbury), All Saints Isleworth Church (Isleworth) and St James’ Piccadilly (London), with programmes consisting of works by Mozart, Chausson, Dvorak and Brahms.


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Thursday 19th May 2022, 1.00pm
The Unitarian Church, High Street, Shrewsbury
Michael is seated on a wooden bench in light woodland, his arms resting on his guitar which is on his lap.
Lunchtime concert of Bach's Lute suites


Suite in E minor, BWV 996: Preludio - presto, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourée, Giga

Suite in A minor, BWV 995: Prélude - très vite, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte - Gavotte en rondeaux, Gigue

Take some time out from a busy day to sit back and enjoy listening to this great guitarist play Bach's lute suites in the unique surroundings of the church where Charles Darwin worshipped and Coleridge preached.



25 and under: £5

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Tickets just £10 (£5 for 25s and under) from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/smt or on the door.

Classical guitarist, conductor – and – composer Michael Poll has performed across North America, South America, and Europe. His debut guitar album, 7-String Bach, was called ‘masterful’ by Gramophone magazine, and Wholenote praised his ‘Warm, rich, and full tone’.

From 2014-2018 Poll served as Music Director of the Goodensemble Orchestra in London and in 2019 he was an intern assistant conductor for the critically acclaimed Salome at the Salzburg Festival.

Click or tap the link below for a YouTube preview of one of the lute suites.


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Saturday, 23rd April, 2022, 7.30pm
Prestfelde Theatre, Prestfelde School, SY2 6NZ
A composite showing a standing Lizzie Ball playing her violin and a seated Miloš Milivojević playing his accordion
Lizzie Ball (violin/voice)
Miloš Milivojević (accordion)

Important – change to advertised programme theme:

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the programme being presented by Lizzie and Milos has been changed from the original Stravinsky and Chanel theme to a more general musical one. This fabulous duo will now present a programme which takes listeners round the world on a whistle-stop tour, exploring the musical flavours of Argentinian Tango, Romanian Folksong, blue grass toe-tapping tunes, Parisian Impressionism and more. There will be wonderful pieces by Piazolla, Ravel, De Falla and many others for violin, accordion and voice. It promises to be an equally exciting evening from two of Europe’s top musicians, with much variety to appeal to  a wide range of musical tastes and ages.



25 and under: £8

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This concert features a chamber music production created by Lizzie Ball, performed with long-time collaborator Miloš Milivojević and with visual projections.

Lizzie Ball (violin/voice)

A prolific performer, Lizzie has been on the international stage for two decades.  The TimesIn December 2018, Lizzie was chosen as one of the top 50 females in the UK by the Daily Mail’s Top 50 of 2018 list. Lizzie’s career has seen her enjoy a world class diverse range of experiences. Highlights include touring internationally for several years with Nigel Kennedy as soloist and Concertmaster of his Orchestra of Life (including directing for him the ‘Palestine Prom’ for the BBC Proms 2013 in the Royal Albert Hall) and appeared with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck as a featured artist in US-wide tours which gave her rave reviews in every one of the 30 concerts they performed together. Lizzie created and founded Classical Kicks in 2012 in an ongoing mission is to bring classical music to a wider audience in accessible, diverse venues and contexts. In November 2019 Lizzie curated and performed a headline event at Ronnie Scott’s Main House with world renowned choir, The Sixteen and Director Harry Christophers together with pianist James Pearson, accordionist Martynas Levickis, and rapper Isatta Sheriff.

Miloš Milivojević (classical accordion)

Award-winning Serbian born Miloš Milivojević has been described as “A hurricane of imaginative invention” by Hilary Finch. Miloš is an ambassador for the classical accordion and has premiered works and collaborated with British composers including Anthony Gilbert, Howard Skempton, Elena Firsova, Patrick Nunn and many more. The versatility of Miloš’s playing extends to working with leading opera companies and he is regularly invited to perform with Opera North. In 2014, Miloš was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for his contribution to music.


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