2017 in British music

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This is a summary of the year 2017 in British music.

Events[edit]

  • 12 January – The City of London Corporation announces a pledge of £2.5M to a feasibility study, previously halted in November 2016, for a proposed new London concert hall.[1]
  • 17 January – UK Music announced that Jo Dipple is to stand down as its CEO in June 2017.[2]
  • 18 January – Scottish Opera announces the winners of its 'Opera Sparks 2018' competition:
    • Henry McPherson – Maud
    • Lewis Murphy and Laura Attridge – untitled work
    • Matthew Whiteside and Helene Grøn – Little Black Lies
  • 25 January
  • 27 January – Lucie Jones is selected to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Never Give Up on You", co-written by Denmark's 2013 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest.[5]
  • 12 February – 59th Annual Grammy Awards
    • Album of the Year – 25, Adele
    • Song of the Year – 'Hello', Adele
    • Best Pop Solo Performance – 'Hello', Adele
    • Best Pop Vocal Album – 25, Adele
    • Best Rock Performance – Blackstar, David Bowie
    • Best Rock Song – 'Blackstar', David Bowie
    • Best Alternative Music Album – Blackstar, David Bowie
    • Best Recording Package – Blackstar
    • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Blackstar
    • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (tie)
  • 13 February – The European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), currently with its administrative base in Hordley, announces its intention to relocate to AMUZ (Augustinus Muziekzentrum), Antwerp, in 2018, in the wake of the Brexit referendum. In parallel, the EUBO announces its plan to discontinue the EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA) project at the end of March 2017.[6]
  • 28 February – The St Paul's Cathedral Choir announces the appointment of Carris Jones to its roster, the first female chorister in the choir's recorded history, effective 1 September 2017, as alto vicar choral.[7]
  • 1 March – Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham School of Acting announce that the two institutions are to merge, effective September 2017.[8]
  • 2 March
    • The Academy of Ancient Music announces the appointment of Alexander Van Ingen as its new chief executive.[9]
    • The BBC announces the appointment of Neil Ferris as the new chorus director of the BBC Symphony Chorus, effective May 2017. In parallel, Grace Rossiter is to join the chorus as deputy chorus director.[10]
  • 8 March – New Music Scotland presented the inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music:[11]
    • Achievement in New Music: Allie Robertson
    • Award for Community / Education Project: Drake Music Scotland – 'Wagner's School of Cool'
    • Large Scale Work: Helen GrimeTwo Eardley Pictures: Catterline in Winter and Snow
    • New Music Performer(s) of the Year: Red Note Ensemble
    • Recorded New Work: Robert Irvine, Songs and Lullabies (Delphian Records)
    • Small/medium Scale Work: David Fennessy – Panopticon
  • 5 April – The Southbank Centre announces the appointment of Elaine Bedell as its next chief executive, the first woman to hold the post, effective May 2017.[12]
  • 18 April – Opera North announces the resignation of Aleksandar Marković as its music director, with his contract formally to terminate in July 2017, but where he is not to appear with the company for the remainder of the 2016–2017 season.[13]
  • 2 May – The Leeds International Piano Competition announces that Murray Perahia is to be its new patron, effective 1 June 2017.[14]
  • 9 May
    • The BBC announces the appointment of Sofi Jeannin as the next chief conductor of the BBC Singers, the first woman to be named to the post, effective July 2018.[15]
    • Royal Philharmonic Society Awards
      • Audiences and Engagement: East Neuk Festival, in collaboration with 14–18 NOW – Memorial Ground (David Lang)
      • Chamber Music and Song: Fretwork
      • Chamber-Scale Composition: Rebecca Saunders – Skin
      • Concert Series and Festivals: Lammermuir Festival
      • Conductor: Richard Farnes
      • Creative Communication: Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet by Edward Dusinberre (Faber)
      • Ensemble: Manchester Camerata
      • Instrumentalist: James Ehnes
      • Large-Scale Composition: Philip Venables – 4.48 Psychosis
      • Learning and Participation: South-West Open Youth Orchestra
      • Opera and Music Theatre: Opera North – Ring Cycle
      • Singer: Karita Mattila
      • Young Artists: Joseph Middleton
  • 13 May – The UK finishes 15th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with 111 points.[16]
  • 22 May – At a concert by American Pop Star Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, 22 people are killed in a suicide bomber attack.[17]
  • 25 May – The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) announces the appointment of Thomas Søndergård as its next principal conductor, effective with the 2018–2019 season. In parallel, Peter Oundjian is to conclude his music directorship of the RSNO at the close of the 2017–2018 season.[18]
  • 4 June – At the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, the One Love Manchester benefit concert takes place, to benefit the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing. The performers included Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams, Chris Martin, Liam Gallagher, and Marcus Mumford.[19]
  • 7 June – Glyndebourne Opera announces the appointment of Nicholas Jenkins as its new chorus master, effective 4 September 2017.[20]
  • 12 June – Queen's Birthday Honours[21]
  • 19 June – The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition results are announced:[22]
    • Main Prize – Catriona Morison (the first-ever British winner of the Main Prize in the history of the competition)
    • Song Prize – Catriona Morison and Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (joint prize winners)
    • Audience Prize – Louise Alder
  • 22 June – The Royal College of Music Philharmonic Orchestra presents a benefit concert for residents left homeless after the Grenfell Tower fire.[23]
  • 26 June – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces that Charles Dutoit is to stand down as its principal conductor, and to take the title of Honorary Conductor for Life, in 2019.[24]
  • 27 June – Arts Council England (ACE) reports its national portfolio funding decisions for the scheduled period of 2018–2022, which include the following music-related items:[25]
  • 30 July – At The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Xian Zhang conducts the annual Prom which includes the Symphony No. 9 of Beethoven, the first woman conductor ever to do so.[26]
  • 9 August
    • The Reverend David Ingall of the St Sepulchre-without-Newgate Church in London (known as the National Musicians' Church) announces that the church is to close its hiring programme and acceptance of new bookings effective 2018.[27]
    • Music Theatre Wales announces the appointment of Richard Baker as its consultant music director, with immediate effect.[28]
  • 15 August – The Royal Philharmonic Society announces Charles Dutoit as the recipient of the 103rd RPS Gold Medal. The RPS presented Dutoit with the medal at 17 August 2017 performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall.[29]
  • 21 September – English National Opera announces that Cressida Pollock is to stand down as its chief executive in June 2018.[30]
  • 11 October – The European Union Youth Orchestra announces its intention to relocate its administrative functions to Ferrara and Rome, Italy, in the wake of the Brexit referendum.[31]
  • 23 November – The BBC Concert Orchestra announces the appointment of Bramwell Tovey as its next principal conductor, effective January 2018, with an initial contract of 5 years. In parallel, Keith Lockhart is to stand down from the principal conductorship of the BBC Concert Orchestra, and to take the title of chief guest conductor.[32]
  • 28 November – The Association of British Orchestras (ABO) announces the election of Gavin Reid as its new chair.[33]
  • 4 December – Glyndebourne Opera announces that Sebastian F. Schwarz is to conclude his tenure as its general director in 2018.[34]
  • 5 December – The Royal Philharmonic Society announces that Rosemary Johnson is to stand down as its executive director in the summer of 2018.[35]
  • 15 December
    • The Cheltenham Music Festival announces the appointment of Alison Balsom as its next artistic director, effective in 2018, the first woman to hold the post.[36]
    • Sinfonia Cymru announces the appointment of Peter Bellingham as its next chief executive. In parallel, Sophie Lewis is to stand down as the ensemble's chief executive at the end of January 2018.[37]
  • 21 December — The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces the cancellation of concert appearances by principal conductor and artistic director Charles Dutoit, pending the resolution of allegations of sexual assault against him.[38]
  • 29 December — New Year's Honours 2018[39]

Television programmes[edit]


Artists and groups reformed[edit]

Groups on hiatus[edit]

Groups disbanded[edit]

Classical works[edit]

Opera[edit]

  • Danyal Dhondy and Nick Pitts-Tucker – Shahrazad[98]
  • Louis Mander and Stephen FryThe Life to Come[99]
  • Noah Mosley and Ivo Mosley – Mad King Suibhne[100]
  • Roxanna Panufnik and Jessica Duchen – Silver Birch
  • Lliam Paterson
  • Julian Philips and Stephen Plaice – The Tale of Januarie[103]
  • Guto Puw and Gwyneth GlynY Tŵr[104]
  • Snow (opera in three acts with music by three composers; libretto by JL Williams):[105]
    • Act I: Lewis Murphy (music) – 'Three Ravens'
    • Act II: Lucie Treacher (music) – 'The Death of the Seven Dwarves'
    • Act III: Tom Floyd (music) – 'The Crystal Casket'
  • Ryan Wigglesworth – The Winter's Tale[106]

Musical theatre[edit]

Film scores and incidental music[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

British music awards[edit]

Charts[edit]

Number-one singles[edit]

The singles chart includes a proportion for streaming.

Chart date
(week ending)
Song Artist(s) Sales
5 January "Rockabye" Clean Bandit featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul
12 January
19 January "Shape of You" dagger Ed Sheeran
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
2 March
9 March
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April "Sign of the Times" Harry Styles 62,900
27 April "Shape of You" dagger Ed Sheeran
4 May "Symphony" Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson
11 May "I'm the One" DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne
18 May "Despacito" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June
29 June "Bridge over Troubled Water" Artists for Grenfell
6 July "Despacito" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
13 July
20 July
27 July "Wild Thoughts" DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller
3 August "Despacito" Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
10 August
17 August "Feels" Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean
24 August "New Rules" Dua Lipa
31 August
7 September "Look What You Made Me Do" Taylor Swift
14 September
21 September "Too Good at Goodbyes" Sam Smith
28 September
5 October
12 October "Rockstar" Post Malone featuring 21 Savage
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November "Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December
14 December "Perfect" Ed Sheeran
21 December
28 December

Number-one albums[edit]

The albums chart includes a proportion for streaming.

Key
dagger Best performing album of the year
Chart date
(week ending)
Album Artist Sales
5 January Glory Days Little Mix
12 January
19 January I See You The xx 26,513
26 January Classic House Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley
2 February La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists
9 February Little Fictions Elbow
16 February Human Rag'n'Bone Man 117,000
23 February
2 March Gang Signs & Prayer Stormzy 69,000
9 March ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran 672,000
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May For Crying Out Loud Kasabian 52,000
18 May Harry Styles Harry Styles 57,000
25 May ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran
1 June Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
8 June ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran
15 June Truth Is a Beautiful Thing London Grammar 43,403
22 June How Did We Get So Dark? Royal Blood
29 June ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran
6 July
13 July
20 July Night & Day The Vamps
27 July Lust for Life Lana Del Rey
3 August Everything Now Arcade Fire
10 August ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran
17 August
24 August
31 August Villains Queens of the Stone Age
7 September Freedom Child The Script
14 September Sleep Well Beast The National
21 September Concrete and Gold Foo Fighters 61,000
28 September Wonderful Wonderful The Killers 52,000
5 October Now Shania Twain
12 October As You Were Liam Gallagher 103,000
19 October Beautiful Trauma Pink 70,074
26 October Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 / MTV Unplugged George Michael
2 November Together Again Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
9 November The Thrill of It All Sam Smith 97,328
16 November Reputation Taylor Swift 84,000
23 November The Architect Paloma Faith 40,000
30 November Who Built the Moon? Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 78,000
7 December The Thrill of It All Sam Smith
14 December ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran
21 December Revival Eminem 132,000
28 December ÷ dagger Ed Sheeran

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  115. ^ Former Venom Manager Eric Cook Dies
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  118. ^ Obituary for George Malcolm Pratt
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  120. ^ Pink Floyd drum technician dies
  121. ^ Drummer Jimmy Copley Dies
  122. ^ David Lewiston, ‘musical tourist’ who collected the sounds of the world, dies at 88
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  124. ^ Sir Jeffrey Tate: Conductor with spina bifida dies at 74
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  129. ^ Melissa Bell dead: Soul II Soul singer and mother of Alexandra Burke dies
  130. ^ Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941 – 6 September 2017)
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  133. ^ Drum'n'Bass Mourns the Death of Visionary Producer Rob 'Apex' Dickeson
  134. ^ Music journalist Iain Shedden, 60, dies
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  136. ^ George Young, Legendary Australian Songwriter, Musician and Producer, Dies at 70
  137. ^ Tenor Brian Galliford overleden
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