The Picture House Orchestra
The Picture House Orchestra is a professional orchestra comprising some of the country’s top musicians, drawn from orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert and LSO amongst others.
Our players have been chosen not only for their incredible musical skills but also for their fun, friendly nature; important when performing to a young audience who may have never seen or heard a live orchestra before.
Musical Director | Composer and Arranger
Daniel Whibley is a professional double bass player, composer and arranger, working with many of the UK’s leading orchestras. In the 1990s, whilst living and working in Dublin, Daniel worked with film composers including Elmer Bernstein, Randy Newman and George Fenton.
Alongside a successful career as a teacher and professional bassoonist, Rachel co-founded Carrot Productions in 2014.. Subsequently, she has built the business to such an extent that Carrot Productions is now the world’s leading performers of both The Snowman and Wallace & Gromit with live orchestra, and is at the forefront of family orchestral entertainment.
Presenter – Wallace & Gromit: In Concert
An internationally renowned musician, actor, director and performer, Matthew is recognised as both a compelling classical artist and a fearless pioneer, with his adventures in music and across disciplines described as ‘unrivalled’ and ‘unprecedented’.
George Morton is a conductor and arranger based in Sheffield. He is the Musical Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly works with the Picture House Orchestra and Hallam Sinfonia. He has recently made his conducting debuts with the Orchestra of Opera North, the Babylon Orchester Berlin and Vaasa City Orchestra (Finland). He'll also return to the Roma Tre Orchestra, Picture House Orchestra and Hallam Sinfonia. He has appeared as Guest Conductor with ensembles including Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Covent Garden Sinfonia, Stamford Chamber Orchestra, and Sounds of the Engine House.