A Bit About Pete

Pete HarrisonPete studied at the Royal College of Music, not really sure what life would hold in store for him, but certain that something interesting would come along. Having worked with various groups and orchestras, he was asked to play in a West End show, “The Hunting of the Snark” by Mike Batt. This led to a run of different shows including “Crazy for You” “Martin Guerre” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lautrec” His first real conducting opportunity came when Jae Alexander (Musical Director) left “Crazy for You”. Paul Maguire took over the position which meant they needed an extra conductor for the show, and he was offered the job. From there he carried on as assistant conductor in the subsequent shows. Through his West End contacts he is also now working with Andy Barnwell fixing bands for shows as well as conducting big concerts and commercial sessions including several with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

He is also the Musical Director for Inspiration Choir in Southampton.

Forthcoming Events

The Best of James Bond with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: October 1, 2017

Time: 15:00

Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

All the greatest music and songs including:

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
TOMORROW NEVER DIES
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
GOLDFINGER
SKYFALL

plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world.

SINGERS; Louise Dearman & Oliver Tompsett

For two nights only, Times Square has been added to the Wells’ street map as Maestro Pete Harrison conducts a glittering programme of Broadway musical theatre classics, including numbers from Chicago, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Carousel, Evita, Cats, Wicked and more.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these timeless scores presented in glorious symphonic sound by Wells Cathedral School’s premier orchestra and singers. Book early and let them give you “the old razzle dazzle”.

For two nights only, Times Square has been added to the Wells’ street map as Maestro Pete Harrison conducts a glittering programme of Broadway musical theatre classics, including numbers from Chicago, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Carousel, Evita, Cats, Wicked and more.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these timeless scores presented in glorious symphonic sound by Wells Cathedral School’s premier orchestra and singers. Book early and let them give you “the old razzle dazzle”.

Space Spectacular – Star Wars & Beyond with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound.

NEW FOR 2017
Apollo 13 and Independence Day

John Williams
Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.

Holst
Mars & Jupiter from The Planets

Strauss
Also Sprach Zarathustra

Plus
Star Trek, Thunderbirds & Battlestar Galactica

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: December 16, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: The Lighthouse, Poole

Kick off Christmas with our fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle.

SINGERS; Annie Skates & James Spilling

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