To book or contact us call: 01743 244195

Jigsaw Sound is a large, mixed voice, adult choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We were formed in Shrewsbury in January 2007 and are now entering our 13th year of music making.

Our membership is drawn from areas as far afield as Church Stretton, Pontesbury, Minsterley, Welshpool, Oswestry, Wem, Market Drayton, Wellington, Telford and Much Wenlock.

We regularly perform at concerts, weddings and fund-raising events throughout the County of Shropshire and over the border into Wales.

As you can see from the picture galleries we have a membership that spans all ages. Jigsaw Sound have many very experienced singers but we have also deliberately sought to draw new members from people who do not have any previous choir experience or the ability to read music. There is no formal audition – just a simple (private) voice test to confirm the ability to sing in tune and to establish vocal range.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the choir you should in the first instance telephone Colin or Angela on 01743 244195. Alternatively, there is a contact facility via the JOIN button on the website home page. We will be happy to tell you all about the choir and answer any questions you may have.

Potential members are invited to attend a weekly rehearsal of Jigsaw, no strings attached, to see for themselves what we offer.

New members initially join a smaller group, we call Missing Pieces, that meets on a Wednesday evening in a smaller venue. This group offers a relaxed learning environment and permits each individual to progress within their own comfort zone. This rehearsal is also attended by established members from Jigsaw, who help teach singing skills as well as the pieces we sing from our concert repertoire. No pressure is ever put on new members to progress quickly or to meet unreasonable deadlines as individuals progress at different rates. It is understood that some people have more time than others to give to learning.

Choir members are loaned a complete set of sheet music for the duration of their membership without charge.

Once new members have reached a good standard, and feel ready to do so they are eligible to move up into Jigsaw which meets on a Tuesday night. There are occasional nights where both choirs meet together for a shared rehearsal.

The primary aim of the Jigsaw Sound Choir, is for members to have fun together through the medium of music. We place great store on raising funds for local charities and we give all our donations from concert performances directly to our supported charity chosen each year (in November) by nominations and voting by members.

Jigsaw, since its formation, has sought to be much more than just an opportunity for people to sing in a choir that meet once a week. Great value is set on members forming friendships and becoming involved with all of our social activities and fund-raising events. We warmly welcome all who come to try us out. Many members, who were new to the Shrewsbury/Shropshire area when they joined, have found friends as well as becoming part of the Jigsaw community. We believe it is very important to support and care for each other.

Membership entitles participation in all choir activities including social events, musical performances, musical tours etc. Partners and friends are warmly welcome to join in with the social side of the choir.

We are a not for profit choir and a modest weekly subscription is payable by members (whether present or not) for the weeks we rehearse. Rehearsal evening for Jigsaw Sound is Tuesday from 7.15 to 9.30pm in Shrewsbury.

Our repertoire contains music from many different genres, light sacred to show tunes and classical to contemporary music. Do have a look at the video files on this website and you will get a good idea of what we look like and hear some of the music that we sing. Do remember that what you see and hear is being created by people of whom the majority do not read music and have never sung in a choir before.

So, if you are interested – don't delay – make contact through the website or give us a call on 01743 244195 and we will tell you about the choir and happily answer any questions you have.

Thank you for visiting!

Colin & Angela
Founders of Jigsaw Sound Choir – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Picture gallery

Pictures from our Concerts, Tours and Events. More pictures in the Gallery >

University Centre, The Guildhall
Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury 2019

St Georges Church, Shrewsbury
Christmas 2018

Abermule Concert
November 2018

Exmouth Concert, Summer Tour
August 2018

Percy Throwers,
Shrewsbury Christmas 2017

St Clare's Church, Liverpool
July 2017

Welshpool Methodist Church
Christmas 2016

Torbay Tour
Summer 2016

Testimonials

We have had many kind words of praise and support from the organisers of the concerts we have performed at.

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Our charity for 2019

Our chosen charity for 2019 is the Shrewsbury Street Pastors. This is the frst time we have gone back to supporting a previously chosen charity.

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LISTEN TO THE CHOIR

Click the image above to hear us. We have more recordings on Sound Cloud. If you want to hear more of Jigsaw please click the button shown below.

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SEE THE CHOIR IN ACTION

We have a number of recordings which will give you an idea of how we perform the range of music we nrmally cover during a year of concerts.

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SHREWSBURY FOOD HUB

Donations totalling £1560 were raised by Jigsaw Sound Choir, during the Christmas Concert season, for the Food Hub - our chosen charity of 2018.

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