Composer, conductor, performer and Patron of Grayshott Concerts
London Mozart Players
Orchestra in residence Grayshott Concerts
Howard Shelley OBE
Pianist and conductor and Associate Artist Grayshott Concerts
Performed at Grayshott Concerts September 2019
Concerts in 2020
Friday 13th March 2020 Howard Shelley 70th Birthday Concert
We're celebrating our Associate Artist, Howard Shelley's 70th Birthday in style, when he both performs - and conducts - Beethoven’s astonishing Triple Concerto together with stars from the London Mozart Players ...
Wednesday 17th June 2020 Grayshott Rising Star Performs Bruch
Grayshott's local young star violinist, Shoshanah Sievers, performs one of the most popular works in the concert repertoire: Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1. We have been privileged to present her performances since she was very young. Now it's the big one !
Handel's ever-popular masterpiece sung by Pegasus, one of London's most accomplished amateur choirs, accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra and conducted by Baroque specialist, Adrian Butterfield ...
The Premiere of Sir Karl jenkins's Miserere (Psalm 51) featured three of the world's most sought-after ensembles including: Polyphony Choir (making their second appearance in Grayshott), Britten Sinfonia Orchestra (in Grayshott for the first time), Iestyn Davies (regarded as one of the foremost counter-tenors in the world), all under the baton of choir-director supreme, Stephen Layton.
The line-up also included soloists, Zands Duggan (percussion), Abel Selaocoe (cello) and Alis Huws (harp). The concert was recorded by Classic FM for broadcast at a later date.
We were thrilled to be joined by John Suchet, the presenter of Classic FM’s flagship weekday-morning programme, who proved to be a thoroughly charming host for Jamal Aliyev's performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme in September 2019.
Jamal, aged just 26, is a 'BBC Introducing Classical Artist' and winner of numerous international awards. As well as the Variations, he also performed a new piece especially composed for him by our patron Sir Karl Jenkins which received its premiere at the concert.
The programme also included Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, Mendelssohn's popular Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream together with one of Mozart’s best-loved Symphonies, No.35, 'The Haffner'.
Before joining Classic FM, John Suchet was best known as one of the country's most popular television newsreaders and newscasters. With a lifelong passion for classical music, he is an acknowledged expert and writer on major composers including Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. John also stayed on to sign copies of his books, including 'Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed' published in 2018.
The event was sponsored by Applegarth Farm and Surrey Oaks Wealth Management, to whom we express our gratitude for their crucial support.
Grayshott rising star Shoshanah Sievers plays for residents of Huntington House, Langham Court
Shoshanah was accompanied by her duo partner Parvis Hejazi and played a selection of movements from: J. S. Bach- Solo Violin Sonata No.1 in g-minor, BWV 1001, W. A. Mozart- Sonata for Piano and Violin in e-minor, KV 304, J. Brahms- Piano and Violin Sonata No.3 in d-minor, Op. 108, followed by M. Ravel arr. for Violin and Piano by S. Dushkin- 'Rigaudon' from Le Tombeau de Couperin and M. T. v Paradis- Sicilienne in E-flat major.
The event was part of the BBC Music Day
BBC Music Day is the UK wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with two thousand events across the UK and over a hundred broadcasts on TV, Radio and Digital.
This year BBC Music Day took place on Thursday 26th September with events and broadcasts across the week.
The theme this year was music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.
Fifteen years after our first concert and having been granted the honour of hosting the world premiere of our patron Sir Karl Jenkins’ new work Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption, we decided the time was right to refresh our branding. The logo has been updated with cleaner lines, reflecting our core purpose of bringing classical music to your doorstep with the use of the musical stave, and the G and C represented as treble and bass clefs respectively (forgive us a small amount of artistic licence!).
We also have a new sub-mark, the roundel which includes those same initials and works really well on our social media profiles especially. Talking of which, you can now find us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and views – please do follow us! Our new colour scheme takes inspiration from the beautiful stained glass windows in our venue St Luke’s church. The vibrant jewel colours particularly of the St Luke window will be incorporated into our various channels including the website, social media, posters and programmes.
And we have chosen two typefaces - one more traditional, the other more contemporary. Partly for practical reasons, to be easily legible and work well across both print and online text and also to reflect the range of music that is performed as part of our concerts, from 18th century symphonies to the very latest in modern classical composition.
Grayshott Concerts host World Premiere
On Friday 29th November 2019 Grayshott Concerts hosted the World Premiere of Sir Karl Kenkin's latest recorded work. St Luke's Church Grayshott was chosen above top international venues to stage this World Premiere that was recorded by Classic FM for future broadcast.
It's another first for Grayshott Concerts ! John Suchet, the presenter of Classic FM's flagship weekday-morning programme hosted our event on Friday 13th September 2019. An acknowledged expert and writer on major composers including Beethoven and Tchaikovsky John introduced the works performed and provided an insight into the background of the composers and their works.
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Virtuoso violinist, Ruth Rogers, Leader of London Mozart Players (our orchestra in residence), joins Sebastian Comberti, Principal Cellist LMP and Howard Shelley, international Pianist and Conductor Laureate LMP for a rare performance of Beethoven's celebrated Triple Concerto for Violin, Piano and Cello.