About Pete Harrison

Pete HarrisonPete Harrison is a busy freelance conductor and presenter. He is a regular guest conductor with many orchestras including Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra & Manchester Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.) and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (Novaya Rossiya)

Pete studied at the Royal College of Music going on to follow a busy freelance playing career, including work in the West End where he first started conducting.

He has recently made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia as well as the Scottish Concert Orchestra (for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.)

Pete is the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton partnered with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra who give 3 main concerts a year, all sung from memory.

Studio work includes sessions for film, television and library sessions including regular trips to Prague to work with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Smecky Music Studios.

Education work includes the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and various guest sessions with schools and orchestras throughout the UK.

Forthcoming Events

Songs of Power with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 15:00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Ten years ago our sister choirs performed their very first concert and now, together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration Southampton are recreating that extraordinary choral extravaganza. With blockbusters such as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘O Fortuna’ and ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, as well as beautiful unaccompanied gems, ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Goodnight, My Angel’, this concert will showcase the massed voices of Inspiration Southampton as we celebrate the power of song.

The concert will be signed song interpreted for BSL users.

Symphonic 80s Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Relive the sounds of the 80s in full symphonic Technicolour with Pete Harrison and the BSO with another fantastic evening of music and nostalgia.

Toto Africa

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart

Elton John I’m Still Standing

Ultravox Vienna

Hits from the decade include Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics, Faith by George Michael, Don’t You Want Me by The Human League and Alone by Heart, as well as special medleys of music by David Bowie, Madonna and Blondie plus a finale megamix of Stock, Aitken and Waterman classics!

Singers: Emma Kershaw, Katie Birtill, Oliver Tompsett & Patrick Smyth.

Not forgetting the stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser, lights and pyrotechnics show to top off the evening – this year with its own 80s twist.

The Best of John Williams with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

From E.T. to Star Wars and beyond, nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy this concert packed full of the Hollywood heavyweight’s most celebrated and iconic music. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Music from E.T. Jaws, Hook, Star Wars, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters and many more…

Symphonic Pink Floyd with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more…

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