We are delighted to welcome Tony Pinel to bring our Rushworth & Dreaper 1937 chapel organ to life with a recital of popular and entertaining pieces. Tony is Chapel Organist at Wrekin and currently Director of Music at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury. He regularly gives recitals or plays for services all over the country.
Join us for an evening of percussion with Tom Hall. Tom is currently principal percussionist for England’s number one brass band, Brighouse and Rastrick, and is enjoying studying at the Royal Northern College of Music under Director Simone Rebello. Tom was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Percussion Final 2018 and placing second in the International Young Percussionist Competition 2018. He made his BBC Proms Debut in 2018 and has played with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Isata Kanneh-Mason’s debut album, Romance, drew popular and critical acclaim, entering the UK classical charts at number one when it was released in July 2019 and leading Gramophone magazine to extol the recording as ‘one of the most charming and engaging debuts’ and Classic FM to praise Isata as a ‘player of considerable talent’. Whilst continuing her postgraduate studies with Carole Presland as a Gwendoline Reiche scholar at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Isata has embarked on a successful and increasingly busy concert career as a solo artist throughout the UK and abroad.
Join us for a concert with Morriston Orpheus Choir. Formed in 1935, the Morriston Orpheus Choir enjoys an enviable reputation as a leading exponent of male choral singing. The choir has undertaken performances on television, at local and national events, whilst also being an internationally renowned Welsh male voice choir. The choir’s vast repertoire includes gospel music, West end favourites, operatic pieces, religious material and of course the Welsh classics.
Wrekin College is delighted to have secured the rights for this iconic musical from the pen of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring classic songs such as Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Sixteen going on Seventeen, My Favourite Things, The Sound of Music and of course the epic Climb Every Mountain, please join us for what will be a delightful evening of wonderful music, set in a story that takes place during the looming threat of the Nazi takeover of Austria, but one in which love, courage and freedom prevail.
A masterpiece of the romantic era that showed Verdi as a true compositional craftsman, the requiem was not written with Verdi’s dying breaths but 27 years before he died. Originally planned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Rossini’s birth in 1869 the Requiem finally took to the stage in Milan in 1874.
Our soloists for the concert are Ellie Parsons (soprano), Ruth Theobald (mezzo soprano), Robert Tilson (tenor), Themba Mvula (bass) together with the combined choruses of the Wrekin College Chapel Choir and Wrekin College Community Choir