‘The World Rejoicing’ is test piece for the British Open Grand Shield

May 10, 2023

Edward Gregson’s The World Rejoicing, Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale, which received its UK premiere at the British Open Brass Band Championships 2022, is the test piece for the British Open Grand Shield to be held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Saturday 13 May, as part of the 2023 Championship.

The piece will be performed by 20 of the country’s finest brass bands and the winning band will receive The Grand Challenge Shield.…

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Coronation to be celebrated in Taiwan with a performance of Edward Gregson’s ‘The Kings go Forth’

May 4, 2023

On Saturday, 6th May King Charles III will be crowned in Westminster Abbey in London.

The Coronation will be watched by millions of viewers on television screens around the world.  In Taiwan, Hermes Wind Orchestra will celebrate this momentous occasion with a performance of Edward Gregson’s The Kings go Forth under the direction of its British conductor, Douglas Bostock, a friend of the composer.  The performance will take place at exactly the same time as the Coronation in London (6pm in Taiwan).

The Kings go Forth is a dramatic work, which portrays the balance of power between the Church, the …

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German premiere for Gregson’s ‘A Song for Chris’

March 28, 2023

Edward Gregson’s Cello Concerto (A Song for Chris) received its German premiere to great acclaim last weekend In Pforzheim, Germany.  It was performed by soloist Li Wei Qin, with the South West German Chamber Orchestra conducted by Douglas Bostock.  Li Wei was the original soloist at the work’s world premiere in 2007, when he performed it with Manchester Camerata, conducted by Douglas Boyd at the RNCM Manchester International Cello Festival. The Festival commissioned the work, which was written in memory of Christopher Rowland, the College’s then Head of Chamber Music, and the inspirational teacher behind many of the …

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Edward Gregson featured in Gramophone magazine

March 24, 2023

Edward Gregson was featured in the ‘Contemporary Composers’ section in the February edition of Gramophone magazine.

Read the article here


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