BRIAN WRIGHT conductor
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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Brian has enjoyed a long association with the RPO dating back to the mid 1970s. In the 2000/1 season, Brian conducted the RPO in a highly successful tour of China, including the Shanghai International Festival. The Shanghai press wrote: "A great interpretation from a world class conductor and orchestra ... a concert on the highest level in China in recent years." In 2006/7 he conducted a critically acclaimed broadcast performance on BBC Radio 3 of Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts at the RAH. In 2013/14 Brian conducted the RPO in Beethoven 3, Mendelssohn 3 and programmes of Elgar, Walton and Tchaikovsky. 2015/16 brought concerts with Dvorak 9 and Beethoven 5, and in 2016/17 he conducted Verdi’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, both at the Royal Albert Hall, and other concerts including Tchaikovsky 5 and Dvorak 8. This season includes Handel’s Messiah at the RAH and the opening concert of the Bexhill Music Festival.

LONDON CHORAL CONCERTS - Over the last ten years Brian has conducted Goldsmiths Choral Union at major London venues in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Britten’s War Requiem, Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B minor Mass, Schubert’s Ab Mass, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Bach’s Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio and Magnificat, Brahms’s Requiem, Bruckner’s E minor Mass, Fauré’s Requiem, Berlioz’s Te Deum, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s Salve Regina and Nelson Mass, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Peter Skellern’s Weathers, Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass and Mozart’s Requiem and works by Sir Arthur Bliss and Ronald Corp. Brian and GCU were featured in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame on Christmas Day 2009 with a recording of Peter Skellern’s carol “Were you there?” 2016/17 included Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum, Brahms’s Schicksalslied and Schubert’s Mass in Eb. 2017/18 brings Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Symphony, Bach’s St John Passion and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

MAIDSTONE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - 2010/11 was MSO’s centenary season including the world premiere of John McCabe’s Three Portraits from Arthur, commissioned by the orchestra. The Stage wrote: “The string sound is clear and incisive, the brass impeccably tuned and the percussion have that clockwork sense of timing which always leaves me gasping with admiration. The woodwind section is pretty good too! No, I’m not in a pricey London venue enjoying the LSO or a top visiting orchestra, I’m at Mote Hall, Maidstone, on a damp Saturday night, listening to the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra.” 2016/17 brought Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Schumann 3, Brahms 4, Sibelius 2 and Tchaikovsky 6. 2017/18 brings Rachmaninov 2, Vaughan Williams 2, Dvorak 9, Beethoven 6 and Shostakovich 1.

Handel’s Messiah

Royal Albert Hall