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

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Christmas Spectacular with the Scottish Concert Orchestra

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Christmas Spectacular is a cracker of a show with music, dance, lights, spectacle and a snow-filled finale. The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will spring to life with high kicks, festive fun and special effects plus all the trimmings in the company of a full show band, West End vocalists and our all-star Jingle Belle Dancers.

Join in with toe-tapping tunes and sing along to seasonal songs including Merry Christmas Everyone, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Everybody and many more… It’s the ultimate, unmissable Christmas party.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
Sleigh Ride
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas Everybody
All I Want for Christmas Is You
We Need a Little Christmas
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Alison Jiear guest singer
Nadim Naaman guest singer
Pete Harrison conductor
Jingle Belle Dancers
The Consort of Voices
Scottish Concert Orchestra

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. A rollercoaster of seasonal favourites includes Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Merry Christmas Everybody, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and much, much more!

The BSO will be joined by conductor Pete Harrison and West End and Broadway star Michael Xavier who will be singing songs from the shows including Sunset Boulevard and selections from Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein. BSO favourite Ron Goodwin will also be featured with some of his most enjoyable medleys and arrangements.

Michael is an award-winning and two-time Laurence Olivier Award nominated actor who recently starred on Broadway as Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close and then in Prince Of Broadway on Broadway.

Michael is currently filming the role of Dr Steph Belcombe in Sally Wainwright’s Gentleman Jack for BBC/HBO.

West End & UK productions include starring roles in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close (Won Best Actor Broadway World Award), Love Story (Olivier award nomination – Best Actor In A Musical), Into The Woods (Olivier award nomination – Best Supporting Performance In A Musical), Shakespeare’s The Wars of the Roses, Show Boat, The Phantom of the Opera, Assassins, The Pajama Game, Spamalot!, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Pageant, Soho Cinders, Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly!, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon and The Mikado. TV / Film roles include: Never Let Go and Gnomeland.

Michael co-hosted the Olivier Awards Piazza Stage event in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Music of Zimmer vs Williams at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Date: Dec 27, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, the Manchester Concert Orchestra perform the very best epic scores from the two greatest film composers of all time, including E.T, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Man of Steel, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Indiana Jones, The Da Vinci Code, Gladiator and Superman.

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