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, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

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

Forthcoming Events

For many people the Inspiration Christmas extravaganza is the start of the festive season. Musical Director Pete Harrison together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra we will once again bring you the magic of the holiday season in the way only the massed voices of Inspiration can. All your favourite carols – traditional and new – will put you truly in the festive spirit. The programme includes ‘Silent Night’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’, ‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’, plus many more festive favourites.

“Christmas at the Movies” with The Philharmonia Orchestra

Date: December 16, 2018

Time: 15.00

Location: Royal Festival Hall

Don’t stay Home Alone this Christmas. Join Conductor and presenter Pete Harrison and the Philharmonia for a magical afternoon of Christmas treats at this concert of timeless classics stuffed full of great music from your favourite festive films.


  • Home Alone
  • The Polar Express
  • Love Actually
  • Harry Potter
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • White Christmas
  • The Snowman


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