Hallé commission

In 2017 the Hallé Concerts Society commissioned Edward Gregson to write a new work for the Hallé Children’s Choir.  The premiere of this new work will take place  on 1 July 2018 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.  The Hallé Children’s choir will be joined by two narrators from the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Drama and the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell.

The Salamander and the Moonraker (An Adventure Story in Music) is based on a cantata commissioned in 1980 by the Croydon Schools’ Music Association with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. However, the work …

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Premiere of Euphonium Concerto

It has taken many years to come to fruition, but Edward Gregson’s new Euphonium Concerto, commissioned by international euphonium soloist David Childs, will receive its premiere in its incarnation for brass band on 16th June in Kawasaki, Japan. Further performances will take place in the Autumn in Belgium and Switzerland. The orchestral version will be recorded next January by David Childs and the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, for the second volume of ‘The Symphonic Euphonium’. It will be released on the Chandos label later in 2019.

The three-movement concerto, lasting some 22 minutes, is a truly symphonic work …

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