Grace Celebrates Handel’s Water Music with BBC Commission


A Third year undergraduate composer at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music has been asked to write a piece celebrating the 300th anniversary of Handel’s Water Music for the BBC Proms.

Grace Mason’s co-commission from the Proms and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row is one of 30 premières to be performed during this year’s festival and will be broadcast live from London on 17 July.

Following this, Grace, a pupil of Professor Gary Carpenter and Dr Emily Howard and former BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition winner, will head to Stage@TheDock, Hull on 22 July, where the work will be performed Royal Northern Sinfonia as part of the BBC Proms At…series.