Paul Henley

".....it was very compelling, often beautiful music."​​​​​
                   (Angela Goodall, 'Words and Music') 
".....his highly individual voice"
                          (Ruth Henley, Cellist)


​​The Elgar Connection

Paul Henley's mother, Margaret knew Elgar's daughter, Carice (pictured left). They both attended the meetings of the Women's Institute in the village hall at Rushwick, near Worcester, Margaret's childhood home and near Elgar's birthplace at Broadheath. As a young girl she remembered seeing Elgar walking the streets of Worcester as an old man. Paul himself is from Worcester and this background and connection has been a motivation for him in his writing.   


​CD - The complete works for Cello and Piano

Sonatas Nos.1-3


Ruth Henley - Cello

​Ilya Chetverikov - Piano
CD - Bethlehem Junction

Excerpts from the original cast recording conducted by the composer
     Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Composers' Day 2017

        Paul Henley's Prelude for Orchestra was shortlisted for this event and received a

                                                  'Highly Commended'


                                             Mark-Anthony Turnage


Forthcoming Performances
                                           (Dates and times tbc)


                                                  27th September @ 2.00 p.m.  - The Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

             Duo for Harp and Cello with Penny-Robin Riddering, (Harp) and Ruth Henley (Cello) - (1st Performance)  
                                             14th December @ 7.30 p.m.  - Ludlow Methodist Church
                                     15th December @ 4.00 p.m. & 7.30 p.m. - Ludlow Methodist Church

                                                    Bethlehem Junction - A Christmas Musical

                                                   Early 2019- The Lion Ballroom, Leominster  

Piano Sonata No.2  with Duncan Honeybourne​​ (Piano) - (1st Performance)