Grayshott Concerts Structure
Starting as a village community group in 2004, Grayshott Concerts became a Registered Charity (No.1140146) on 11 February 2011. Our most recently published accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission website
Our Constitution (please click here to view) empowers the charity to "advance the appreciation of music through public concerts" and to "make grants and donations" to deserving causes.
Patron: Sir Karl Jenkins CBE
Grayshott Concerts is greatly honoured that Sir Karl Jenkins CBE agreed to become our Patron in 2009. Sir Karl karljenkins.com is acknowledged as the "world’s most performed living composer". His compositions, including "The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace", have been performed live over 2500 times in more than 30 countries
In 2012, Grayshott Concerts commissioned Sir Karl to write a major new 40-minute choral work entitled "The Healer - A Cantata for St Luke". The world premiere of The Healer took place in St Luke's Church Grayshott on Thursday 16th October 2014 in celebration of Grayshott Concerts’ tenth anniversary. www.karljenkins.com
Associate Artist: Howard Shelley OBE
Howard was among the first of many world-class artists to perform at Grayshott, and came to us following our early concerts with London Mozart Players.
An internationally renowned concert pianist, Howard Shelley hyperion-records.co.uk is a 'giant among giants' on the world classical music stage today both as a live performer and recording star. He has over 170 acclaimed CDs to his name, and a world reputation both as concert pianist and conductor.
Orchestra in Residence: London Mozart Players
There is no doubt that a significant part of the success of Grayshott Concerts is due to the close technical and performing relationship which has developed through our work with the London Mozart Players londonmozartplayers.com. The Trustees were delighted that in 2012 LMP agreed to be our Orchestra in Residence. LMP are recognised as probably the best Chamber Orchestra in the UK – and perhaps the world - so our association with them is especially prized and respected by us.
Choir in Residence: Excelsis Chamber Choir
The Excelsis Chamber Choir excelsis-choir.co.uk was co-founded by Grayshott Concerts and Robert Lewis in 2007, just a few months before their inaugural performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria at St Luke’s Church in March 2008. The choir, now an independent ensemble, is a group of about 30 singers, many with a background of musical training, under the baton of Robert Lewis, their Music Director.
Annual General Meetings
Our AGM is held in April/May each year and Members of the Society (“Friends of Grayshott Concerts”) are invited to consider the Annual Accounts and to vote on their adoption as well as elect the Society’s Trustees for the year.
Trustees / Officers elected at the 30th June 2021 AGM are:
Chairman - Andy Crocker
Treasurer - Andrew Evans
Secretary - Steve Georgii
Trustees - Andrew Bartholomew, Sue Duris, Peter Harrison, Jim Miles
Others assisting the Trustees include:
Robert Lewis - Director of Music
Liz Cross - Ticketing Manager
Ruth Hartley - Friends Membership Manager
The Secretary can be contacted at:
The Charity's Registered office and address for postal correspondence is: