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 and Recent Performances 

 2nd June - 1.00 p.m. - The Friends Meeting House, Bournville, Birmingham - World Premier of Elegy  performed by The Forum String Quartet (part of the Bournville Lunchtime Concert Series)

    23rd June - 7.30 p.m. - Christ Church, Oswestry, Shropshire - second performance of Elegy by The Forum Quartet

    19th January 2018 - 7.30 p.m. - The Maidment Hall, Shrewsbury School - World Premier of Theme and Variations       for Clarinet Trio with John Moore - piano, Hollie Whittles - clarinet and Ruth Henley - cello ( Shrewsbury School           International Concert Series )