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Special Remembrance Sunday Concert


Sunday 9 November at 7.30pm

An evening of poetry, song and recollection

to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War

Performed by 'Muse'

Andrew Bannerman, Reader

Richard Frewer, Tenor

David Price, Piano

Raising money for the fabric of the church

Entrance free, retiring collection

All very welcome

Please invite friends & neighbours

Andrew Bannerman, actor and writer, lives in Shrewsbury and has written a series of solo and duo presentations of various writers, which include Housman, Hardy, Wordsworth and Coleridge, George Orwell and Charles Darwin. He has read poetry in pubs, clubs, National Trust Houses, at Cheltenham, Hay and other festivals and once at the top of a Shropshire hill in a force 8 gale!

'Bannerman's readings of the selected poems was faultless. Dramatic, sensitive and immensely moving.'

Marie Moss. Knutsford Festival.

Richard Frewer has sung both here and abroad in a wide range of repertoire. His teachers have included Elizabeth Schwarzkopf & Richard Lewis. Throughout his career as an Architect and University Professor, he has maintained a considerable reputation as a concert singer and has worked as soloist for the likes of Sir John Elliot Gardiner, the late Richard Hickox and Dr. Martin Neary. His particular area of interest is German Lieder and English song which he has been able to explore further in his partnership with Andrew.

'Throughout, the recital showed the scope and flexibility of Frewer's tenor voice and the ease with which he adapts its timbre to reflect the mood of his subjects'

Suzette Hill

David Price, former Director of Music at Dauntseys School, was musical director of opera companies in the South West and until recently, the conductor of both the Trowbridge and The Bath Symphony Orchestras. He is a distinguished academic, accompanist and chamber music player.

'Price accompanied with dazzling, yet never obtrusive style and we were struck by the wit, poise and grace of his playing.'

Suzette Hill