Concert Royal


Times continue to be difficult for everyone but maybe there is some hope that things will eventually return to 'normal'.

As an ensemble we are continuing to develop our programmes, freshening up the Georgian presentation with new repertoire.

We know how challenging things are for our many friends and colleagues who are steering professional venues, music clubs and societies through the crisis and we wish them all well.

We look forward to resuming our concert-giving activities when the time is right - never have we had so much 'availability'! - and welcome any enquiries, no matter how tentative.

With very best wishes to everyone.

Peter Harrison, director Concert Royal, September 2020

Founded by flautist Peter Harrison and historic keyboard specialist John Treherne, Concert Royal’s musicians have given concerts together for over forty years. Playing period instruments and performing in historically-informed style, Peter, John and ’cellist Rachel Gray recreate the elegant sound worlds of the baroque and classical eras.

The York-based ensemble has given hundreds of recitals in every corner of the UK, performing extensively for The National Trust, in festivals and for music and arts societies, in churches, schools and arts centres. Concert Royal has toured in Europe, the USA and for the British Council in South America.

Concert Royal

  • presents recitals of the highest professional standards
  • offers promoters an exclusive repertoire presented in an enthusiastic, entertaining and informative style
  • does not require a piano and has no special staging requirements
  • quotes an all inclusive fee with no 'hidden extras' for travel or transport and tuning of the pianoforte
  • deals promptly and efficiently with requests for information and publicity material

Concert Royal supports the work of The National Centre for Early Music in York.

Listen to:

Allegro from Sonata in B minor by J. F. Ranish