Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

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We're really pleased to have been featured in the March 2013 edition of the Shropshire Magazine who interviewed us about our 125th Anniversary year concert series.


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Looking forward to welcoming our soloists for Beethoven 9


Our next concert is on Saturday 20th June 2015 with the Shrewsbury School Community Choir at The Abbey in Shrewsbury.


We look forward to welcoming our Soloists:


Naomi Harvey


Laura Innes


Jamie Macdougall


Jonathan May




Tickets from members of the Orchestra or from THEATRE SEVERN BOX OFFICE or at the door £12.00

Concessions £10.00

Children under 18 £2.00
All seats unreserved - No recordings permitted



Another exciting concert with Naomi Harvey

Thank you to our audience and helpers for another wonderful concert at The Abbey in Shrewsbury.


Please see our latest concert review by Bob Wysome: click here


Naomi Harvey and John Moore

Soprano Naomi Harvey and Conductor John Moore

Naomi Harvey to perform Strauss Four Songs


Naomi Harvey - SopranoThe orchestra are delighted that Naomi Harvey will be returning to perform the Strauss Four Songs with us at our first concert of 2015.


Naomi Harvey

Born and educated in Cornwall, Naomi Harvey studied with William McAlpine at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having worked in an extensive and broad range of repertoire, over the last two decades Naomi has worked with many leading companies throughout Europe. Recent engagements include the title role in Puccini's Tosca at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, and cover Senta The Flying Dutchman for English National Opera, cover Domna Saburova The Tsar’s Bride for the Royal Opera House, the role of Sara in
the world première of James McCarthy's Codebreaker at the Barbican Hall, London, soprano soloist in The World of Opera with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the title role in Aida at Shrewsbury Abbey, and the soprano solo in Verdi Requiem at Sherborne Abbey.

Ms. Harvey’s previous seasons highlights include Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier, Elisabetta Don Carlos, Leonora Il Trovatore, Giorgetta Il Tabarro, the title role in Tosca, Desdemona Otello, Alice Ford Falstaff, Blanche Dialogues des carmélites, Violetta La Traviata, Liu Turandot, Mimi La Bohème, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte, Micaela Carmen, Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow, Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro, and Berta Il barbiere di Siviglia (Welsh National Opera); Emilia Marty The Markopulos Case, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Micaela Carmen and Mimi La bohème (English National Opera); Tina Flight (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Magda The Consul and Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Opera Holland Park); Isabella Jobling in the world première of Will Todd’s The Blackened Man (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Ismene Mitridate (Opera Monte Carlo); Mimi & Musetta La bohème, and Alice Ford Falstaff (English Touring Opera); Violetta La Traviata and the title role in Tosca (Mid Wales Opera); Rosalinda Die Fledermaus (on tour in the USA), Ellen Orford Peter Grimes (Canterbury Festival).


An experienced concert artist, Naomi has performed at many leading concert halls internationally, highlights include gala concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Queen Elisabeth Hall, London, and Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Verdi Requiem, Tippett A Child Of Our Time, Britten Spring Symphony, Vaughn-Williams Sea Symphony, Janacek Glagolitic Mass and Beethoven Mass in C at the Barbican Hall, London, Mahler 8th Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall and Ely Cathedral, Will Todd’s The Burning Road at The Sage, Gateshead, and is a regular guest soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2). Further concert repertoire includes Beethoven 9th Symphony, Mahler 4th Symphony, Strauss Four Last Songs, Bruckner and Dvorak Te Deum, Britten War Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and Samson, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Requiem and Exultate Jubilate, and Brahms German Requiem.

In the 2015 season Naomi will make her Scottish Opera début, and also returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, and Welsh National Opera.



Fantastic concert with Michael Bochmann


We loved accompanying Michael Bochmann who performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto at our recent concert. To read the review by Bob Wysome : click here

John Moore (Conductor), Michael Bochmann (Soloist), Paul Bramwell (Leader)

John Moore (Conductor), Michael Bochmann (Soloist), Paul Bramwell (Leader)