Concert at the Chelsea Arts Club

Matthew Schellhorn and soprano Susanna Fairbairn are performing in a concert at the Chelsea Arts Club on Sunday 24 January 2016 at 18:00.

Debussy Ariettes oubliées
Joseph Horovitz Lady Macbeth
Judith Weir King Harald's Saga
R. Strauss Säusle, liebe Myrte; Als mir dein Lied erklang
Joseph Horovitz Zum elften März

Chelsea Arts Club is a private members Club for artists in the heart of London. Established in 1891, the Club has occupied the same house in Old Church Street since 1902. As well as painters, sculptors and architects the Club numbers designers, photographers, film makers, poets, writers, dancers, actors and musicians amongst its 3,700 Members.

The concert is private but there is a limited number of tickets priced at £10. If you would like to attend please send a message to Matthew Schellhorn via his website or @schellhornmusic.

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Concerto performance with the Ulster Orchestra

On Monday 18 January 2016, Matthew Schellhorn will give the World Premiere of Ian Wilson's Mutazione: Piano Concerto as part of a BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert for broadcast on Hear and Now.


Full programme:

Monday 18 January 6.15pm
Ulster Hall
Elaine Agnew Twilight (2010)
Piers Hellawell Dogs & Wolves (2005)
Ed Bennett Ausland (2005)
Marian Ingoldsby The Heron by the Weir (2008)
Ian Wilson Mutazione: Piano Concerto (2003)*

Ulster Orchestra
David Brophy conductor
Matthew Schellhorn piano*


Matthew Schellhorn guest speaker at Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Matthew Schellhorn is to be a guest speaker at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.


On Tuesday 6th October 2015, he will give a lecture as part of the Quarterdeck Series entitled "A History of Music: Gregorian Chant" to the staff, students and friends of the Defence Academy and their adult family members.

The Quarterdeck Series is a programme of extra-curricular evening talks that explore ideas and meaning through the arts and culture. Now in its second year, the series is designed to offer an encounter with interesting subjects presented by guest speakers. The talks often have a philosophical theme and the aim is to provoke thinking and expand knowledge horizons. At the same time the programme strives to energise the faculties of reason and logic, improve discernment and better equip participants to challenge some of the assumptions that the contemporary world liberally dispenses.

Interview on New Liturgical Movement

New Liturgical Movement, a widely read Catholic blog, has published an interview with Matthew Schellhorn ahead of his working pilgrimage to Rome.

Matthew discusses his background and current activities, the musical programmes he has devised, the mission of the choral group he founded, and the links between music and faith.

Read the full interview here.

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World Premiere of new work by Colin Riley

Matthew Schellhorn will give the World Premiere of a new work by Colin Riley in the York Late Music concert series.

As the Tender Twilight Covers was commissioned by Matthew for his recital and will be performed as part of a programme of new music including works by Ian Wilson, Steve Crowther, Nicola LeFanu, Gráinne Mulvey, Judith Weir CBE, James MacMillan CBE and Messiaen.

Full programme details with links to work details:

September 5 @ 7:30 pm | £10/£8 concessions
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel
Ian Wilson
Steve Crowther A moment passes; Love song
Nicola LeFanu Eight Studies
Gráinne Mulvey Steel-grey splinters
Judith Weir The Art of Touching the Keyboard
Colin Riley As the Tender Twilight Covers Commissioned by Matthew Schellhorn for Late Music
James MacMillan Lumen Christi
Messiaen Petites esquisses d’oiseaux

Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm plus a complimentary glass of wine.