Shrewsbury Cantata Choir’s summer concert will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, on Saturday June 16.

The concert is called ‘Heaven and Earth’ and the choir will be singing some of the most gorgeous music known to man or woman. There will be Four Nocturnes by the American composer Morton Lauridesen and sacred and secular works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner and Grieg among others.

The thread that unites the music, some of it sung unaccompanied, is that all the pieces are evocative of heaven or earth.

"It will be a feast for the heart as well as the ears," said Cantata Secretary Judy Vaughan.

"It’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening as the swallows swoop home to their nests.

"They say that if we’re good, we go up to heaven after we die," added Cantata Chairman Joe Gomme.

"But what if heaven is already here on earth? If that’s the case, many of us who live in Shropshire may be in heaven already, it’s just that we don’t know it. The music Cantata are performing in Meole Brace on Saturday June 16 could have been written to prove the point. It takes you to heaven whether you like it or not."

The concert takes place in Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, on Saturday June 16. Tickets priced £10 (students and under 18s free admission) and are available via the choir website, from choir members, or on the door. Visit: