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Next Concert - Bach's B minor Mass

Stop Press: Phoenix raise money for charity by singing carols in the Shrewsbury Market Hall. See News page for details.

 

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Come and hear Bach's great B minor Mass, written in 1748-9 towards the end of his life and the only full setting he made of the 'Ordinary Mass". It features wonderful choruses, arias with obligati and uplifting harmonies. This time we are performing in the beautiful Victorian 'Arts and Crafts' Holy Trinity Church, in Meole Brace, where there are good facilities and car parking, and which has lovely stained glass windows by Morris and Company.

Gemma King - Soprano
Oliver Gerrish - Countertenor
Ashley Turnell - Tenor
Themba Mvula - Bass

Conductor Richard Walker

You can now buy tickets for Saturday 3rd March online: www.trybooking.co.uk/CGL

 

Forthcoming Programme

Dates for your Diary 2018

Saturday 3rd March 2018 - J S Bach - B minor Mass
Phoenix Orchestra - Conductor Richard Walker
Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace 7.30pm

Saturday 9th June 2018 - A Summer Concert
All Saints Church, Castlefields

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Charpentier and other works
Conductor Richard Walker
Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace 7.30pm

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Next Concert Date
2018
 

Saturday 3rd March 2018
J S Bach's B minor Mass
Phoenix Orchestra
Conductor - Richard Walker
7.30pm Holy Trinity Church
Meole Brace SY3 9HF

Tickets £14 under 18's free.
Available online;
at Write Here 10 High Street;
M.Forrester 01743 240831 or on the door.

Saturday 9th June
Summer Concert
In aid of the Organ Fund
All Saints Church, Castlefields SY1 2JL
7.30pm
Conductor - Mike Turner

Ticket price TBA
Available as above

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Charpentier Purcell and other works
Conductor Richard Walker
Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace 7.30pm
Ticket price TBA
Available as above

 

Would you like to join us?

Click About Us to read about our rehearsals and ethos.

See Contacts page for telephone, email, twitter and facebook.

See left hand side of this page for our 2018 programme.

Spaces available for Tenors and Basses

Our Conductor - Richard Walker

In January 2012 Richard Walker was appointed as principal Conductor of the Phoenix Singers. His career has been in teaching, first in Scotland at The Edinburgh Academy and then as Director of Music at Daniel Stewart's and Melville College, Edinburgh. During this time he was assistant Organist at St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh and later Organist at St John's Princes Street Edinburgh. He moved back to England in 1980 firstly to be Director of music at the Leys School Cambridge and then at Harrow School for 20 years. It was at Harrow that Richard gained most of his conducting experience with the Chapel Choir, Cathedral Evensongs and Choral Society concerts with professional orchestras.

Richard is currently Assistant Director of Music at St Chad's Shrewsbury  where he accompanies most of the major services, gives organ recitals and organises the Friday Lunchtime Concerts. In July 2016 he conducted the Phoenix Singers in Handel's Messiah as the opening concert of the 50th Church Stretton Music Festival. 
Under Richard's baton the Phoenix Singers have performed Bach's St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Britten's St Nicholas, Durufle's Requiem, Langlais' Messe Solenelle, Handel's Four Coronation Anthems together with Bach cantatas and motets and other smaller works.

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