Shrewsbury School

Three of Shrewsbury's top musicians look forward to their Cadogan Hall debuts

Friday 28 February 2014


Laurence Jeffcoate will be performing the third movement from Mozart’s IIIrd Horn Concerto in E Flat Major with the School’s Symphony Orchestra. In his final year at Shrewsbury, Laurence has just gained a choral scholarship to Oxford. He is principal horn in the School’s Orchestra as well as being a wonderfully talented singer and Choregus of the Chapel Choir.

Awen Blandford will be the soloist in Bruch’s staggeringly beautiful Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra. Also in her final year at Shrewsbury as a Music Scholar, Awen has gained a coveted place to the Royal Northern College of Music to study Cello from September this year. As well as being the principal cellist in the school’s symphony orchestra, Awen is a talented singer and actress, and will be taking a leading role also in the revival of the Shrewsbury School Musical The Lost Domain at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Henry Kennedy is fresh from being part of a wonderful performance with the CBSO Youth Orchestra in Symphony Hall last weekend, in which he was the solo bass and contra bass clarinettist. Henry is principal clarinet in the School’s Symphony Orchestra and has gained also a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music to study saxophone from next academic year.

These three marvellous musicians will be joined by well in excess of a hundred other pupils to give the performance of their lives at Cadogan Hall on March 9th at 6.30 pm. Tickets are still available for the concert. For those in the Shrewsbury area, we are laying on supporters' coaches so that it will be possible to travel to and from London for the day and have a ticket for the concert for just £25.00. It’s still not too late to book. Do please spread the word about the concert as much as possible to family and friends in the London area.

Tickets may be bought online from or from Darren Wood on 01743 280812 or email

John Moore
Director of Music

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