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Shrewsbury’s Annual Carols in the Square

Shrewsbury's Annual Carols in the Square

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury’s Carols in the Square concert which returns to the town on Wednesday [DEC 14] evening.

The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury’s festive calendar, kicks off from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is organising the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire hosted by Adam Green and Clare Ashford from 6.05pm until 7.00pm.

Music will be provided by Shrewsbury Brass Band with members of Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir leading the crowds with renditions of classic Christmas carols including Silent Night, On the First Day of Christmas and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

Song sheets will be available on the night and are also available to download from

People all around the world will be able to watch the concert online thanks to Shrewsbury-based company, Microvideo, which will be streaming the event live via

Helen Ball, town clerk, said: “I am really excited for our Carols in the Square concert which is a fantastic way to mark the festive season just before Christmas. We have worked tremendously hard to put on this well-loved event and I am looking forward to seeing and hearing all the people in the Square.

“Bring your best singing voice, grab a song sheet and come along for some festive fun!”

“For those who aren’t able to make it to the town centre, there are other ways to take part. We have the livestream of the event, as well as Doorstep Carols, which will bring together communities across the nation ready to join in with our own live event. There will be a number of BBC local radio stations streaming to locations across the communities, helping to bring everyone together at Christmas.

“Special thanks must go to our sponsors, Veolia, for their continued support in helping us to stage this popular festive event.”

To allow the Carols in the Square event to be held safely, there will be road closures in place on Wyle Cop (towards the town centre), High Street and Princess Street, which will be closed from 4.30pm until around 7.30pm.

The Square will be closed all day, from 8am until around 7.30pm.

The Darwin Shopping Centre will be open until 8pm, whilst many of the town’s independent retailers will also be open late. The Market Hall will remain open until 8pm with the live music relay from the Square. Shoppers who buy from one of the market’s retailers early on the night will also receive a voucher for a complimentary glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pie, served between 5pm and 6pm, while stocks last.


Published: 09 December 2022