On Friday 3 November, St Chad’s in Shrewsbury will come alive to the sounds of the Voskresenije (Resurrection) Choir of St Petersburg, one of Russia’s premier choirs, who will sing sacred music by Rachmaninov, Tshesnokov, Sinoviev, Caccini and other Russian composers, as well as modern and classic folk songs. The ensemble, led by conductor Jurij Maruk, consists of nine professional vocalists and students, including one of the deepest basso profundo singers in the world. Tickets are £8 for adults or free for under 16s; call 01743 365478 or visit stchadschurchshrewsbury.com.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth