Category Archives: Grayshott Concerts news

Let Our Young Musicians Shine !

Is this our most ambitious project yet ? .. If you’ve ever struggled to master a musical instrument, spare a moment for the thousands of youngsters who would love to perform with a professional orchestra. And now they can! Grayshott Concerts, in partnership with Hampshire Music Service, are inviting up to 40 of the district’s […]

What do Shakespeare and Mozart have in Common?

“More than you’d think!” say Grayshott’s own classical music promoters, Grayshott Concerts. So when the opportunity to stage Mozart’s Great C Minor Mass came along, Artistic Director, Vivien Harrison, jumped at it. “This work may be less well known than Mozart’s ‘Requiem’” says Vivien, “but it is just as uplifting, grandiose, dramatic and powerfully expressive […]

Now it’s Gold for Classical Music in Grayshott

After 10 years of sell-out classical music events, Grayshott Concerts is celebrating its Golden 50th event. With the world’s most performed living composer Sir Karl Jenkins as Patron, Grayshott is staging a special Gala performance of two of his major works. So on Saturday 12 March 2016, St Luke’s Church, Grayshott, will resound to Sir Karl’s […]

Excelsis choir celebrates CD release with concert

On 4 July 2015, Excelsis chamber choir travelled to the Angel Studios in London to put the finishing touches on the live recording of Sir Karl Jenkins’ The Healer – a Cantata for St Luke. Under the baton of Director of Music Robert Lewis, with Sir Karl listening from the sound booth, Excelsis spent the […]

Beautiful music for a summer’s evening . . . .

Everyone loves a Summer’s evening with the soft sound of relaxing sweet music. So at 7.30pm on Friday 12th June 2015 Grayshott Concerts are presenting a perfect programme of beautiful music for Summer. And the star of the evening, 20-year-old Award Winning pianist, Miki Kawashima, will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.9 ‘Jeunehomme’ written by the […]

Grayshott Concerts goes Stateside

Peter and Vivien, together with Anthony Ramsden, attended the US premiere of The Healer at Carnegie Hall last night. The work commissioned by Grayshott Concerts was really well received by a packed Carnegie Hall which also saw the performance of The Peacemakers. Karl Jenkins was also in attendance. Grayshott was also represented on stage by […]

Two Requiems for the price of one!

It’s a challenge which Grayshott’s renowned chamber choir, Excelsis, is thoroughly looking forward to. Fresh from their triumphs on Classic FM and on BBC Radio 3, the choir will be performing not just one but two much-loved Requiems – by Mozart and by Faure – both on the same night. The performances on Saturday 14 […]

World Premiere crowns 10 years of ‘world-class performances – on your doorstep!’

Even the threat of torrential rain failed to halt Grayshott’s most prestigious and glittering event for decades. It was Grayshott Concerts’ tenth birthday on Thursday 16 October and the group celebrated in style by presenting the world premiere of ‘The Healer – A Cantata for St Luke’ which received tumultuous applause and numerous curtain calls […]

All tuned up for the Grayshott world premiere

With less than two weeks to go, almost everything is in place for Grayshott’s biggest arts event for many years. Almost four years in the planning, ‘The Healer – A Cantata for St Luke’, by the world’s leading living composer, Karl Jenkins, commissioned by Grayshott Concerts, will receive the first of two initial performances in […]

If you like Handel’s Messiah! – You’ll LOVE his ‘Israel in Egypt’

Many local people know that Grayshott Concerts stage some pretty impressive concerts. And their next event on Saturday 8th March is very special indeed. Many people know about Handel’s ‘Messiah!’ – rather fewer know his ‘Israel in Egypt’. Yet ‘Israel’ and ‘Messiah!’ have much in common. Both have rousing and evocative choruses, both use verses […]