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.

Plainchant at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Matthew Schellhorn has been invited to lecture on plainchant at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.


The talk, entitled "A History of Music: Gregorian Chant", is part of The Quarterdeck Series, 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.

The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom provides higher education for personnel in the British Armed Forces, Civil Service, other government departments and service personnel from other nations. The Director General of the Defence Academy is Duncan Potts, a senior Royal Navy officer.

"A History of Music: Gregorian Chant" will take place on Tuesday 6th October 2015.