- Your favourite classical music – right in the heart of Grayshott
- The only UK village regularly staging major works performed by top professional musicians
- Showcasing some of the world’s best soloists, orchestras, choirs, conductors and composers
- 4-5 events each year – selling out weeks, often months in advance
- Supported by ‘Friends of Grayshott Concerts’ who enjoy priority booking
Why endure the hassle, cost and pollution of struggling to far-away venues ....
.... when ‘Grayshott Concerts’ are within easy reach of home?
If you came to our "Let our young musicians shine!" event in February 2017, you'll know what a huge success it was, for 40 youngsters who played side-by-side with members of one of the best orchestras in the country. And how the audience loved it!
That's why we want to bring 40 of Hampshire's best young brass players (grades 2-8) to Grayshott for another truly inspirational day.
So, on Saturday 27 th October 2018 , they'll spend the morning in an exciting and creative workshop at St Luke's Grayshott , with the illustrious London Mozart Players in one-to-one and group sessions. In the afternoon, they'll rehearse to be ready for an evening concert in front of a capacity audience – all designed to encourage them to be even better performers.
But we'll need your help again to make it happen!
Will you help us by Sponsoring one or more of these 40 youngsters?
Just £50 will cover the extra cost of ONE young brass player's attendance.
And £100 will cover the extra cost of TWO young brass players.
£150 will help to bring THREE young brass players along – and so on ...
Each one will have a great day they'll remember forever! And last year every one of the youngsters was sponsored by a Grayshott Concert-goer!
Grayshott Concerts audiences have always been very supportive (remember how you helped make a world premiere in 2014?) – so please help us achieve another great success – and help turn youngsters into Stars.
And this year is going to be even more exciting. We've commissioned an entirely new work, by a prominent young brass composer, Paul Lovatt-Cooper, composer-in-association at the Black Dyke Band. You can't get better than that!
Tickets for the event are FREE and available online from 7 September 2018.
But we need your pledge now – and you can pay us later (by end Sept 2018)
CLICK HERE to support one, two, three or more young musicians – or just ring me for more information on 01428 606666 and I'll ring you back ... Couldn't be simpler !
Co-Founder, Grayshott Concerts
Classical Music Star returns to Grayshott
One of Classical Music's best-loved performers is returning to Grayshott after a break of two years.
Howard Shelley has a world reputation as an accomplished pianist and conductor, often at the same time, with over 150 CDs to his name.
Having played and conducted a string of Mozart and Beethoven works for Grayshott Concerts, organisers have invited him back on Friday 21 September 2018 to perform a popular programme of works by Schubert, Dvorak - and Shostakovitch. Both Schubert's 'Unfinished Symphony' and Dvorak's lively '8th Symphony' are well known to audiences - but Shostakovitch's '2nd Piano Concerto' has been rather less well-known - until recent times.
Over the last 10 years or so, this beautifully lyrical and melancholy work has been shooting up the popularity polls thanks to the many requests the work receives on Classic FM. In 2017, the work reached No.17 in Classic FM's 'Hall of Fame'. The composer himself, however, writing in 1957, the year of composition, expressed the opinion, with tongue-in-cheek, that the work was "of little artistic merit". Clearly, the public thinks otherwise.
With Shostakovitch's reputation as a somewhat energetic, if not 'noisy' composer, packing his works with percussion, the 2nd Piano Concerto is unexpectedly sublime and instantly appealing. Its languorous melodies linger in the memory long after the performance. So audiences can expect a rewarding experience for a September evening in Grayshott's 'acoustic masterpiece' of St Luke's Church in the heart of the village.
Howard Shelley, Grayshott Concerts' Associate Artist will perform the Concerto and conduct the music group's Orchestra-in-Residence, the renowned London Mozart Players.
Early booking is recommended as every Grayshott Concert since 2004 has sold out in advance.