Music Matters – a week of music


Harrogate Grammar School are delighted to welcome John Lunn, the BAFTA Award winning composer of, amongst others, Downton Abbey, in addition John has also received two EMMY awards and the Best TV score RTS award. We also have the pleasure of world renowned vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth joining us for our ‘Music Matters – a week of music’. We are honoured that eight internationally acclaimed musicians will be putting on an array of workshops, talks and performances to celebrate the diversity, wonder and power of music. These are taking place at Harrogate Grammar School and are free and open to all. This is a huge opportunity for all to experience.

Monday 12th January – Jazz Workshop

Jazz pianists Pete Rosser and Charlie Wood and singer Jacqui Dankworth will run a workshop on improvisation followed by a performance
Workshop: P03 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Performance: Library Theatre 4.00pm

Tuesday 13th January – Classical Workshop

Cellist, Sally Pendlebury, gives an open rehearsal and answers questions on the art of playing chamber music
Workshop: Library Theatre 4.00pm

Wednesday 14th January – Conducting a Score Workshop

What does the person at the front holding a stick actually do? A workshop with conductor, Peter Selwyn, on what a conductor actually does!
Workshop: Library Theatre 5.00pm

Thursday 15th January – Drum ‘n’ Bass

Dexter Hercules, drummer, and Chris Dagger, bassist, give a workshop and performance on the world of Drum and Bass and playing and recording with bands
Workshop: P03 2.00pm – 4.00pm        Performance: Hall 4.30pm – 5.30pm

*Cancelled due to Dexter and Chris travelling to the USA to accompany Olly Murs*

Thursday 15th January – Battle of the Bands

Harrogate Grammar Schools annual Battle of the Bands
Hall 7.00pm

Friday 16th January – Composing for Downton

Composer John Lunn gives a talk about the working life of a composer and, in particular, composing for film and television
Talk: Library Theatre 5.00pm

All are welcome, please click on the link below to reserve your place if you would like to attend;

If you have any queries please contact and to find out more information about the musicians in attendance please download the document below;

Music Matters – a week of music info pack

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