Ryedale’s cultural high point is upon us once again. Great houses, abbeys, historic churches, and beautiful landscapes will resound to music for over two weeks.
The 33rd Ryedale Festival starts on Friday 11th July at 8pm in Ampleforth Abbey. The Ampleforth monks and the 24 Choir sing Monteverdi’s magnificent Vespers.
Though many of this year’s concerts are near sell-out, there are still tickets available for this Ampleforth opener and the events listed below:
Saturday 12th July 11am. Pickering Kirk Theatre, Alice in Wonderland by Box Tale Soup (family event).
Sunday 13 July, 3.30pm. Easingwold Galtres Centre, An Audience with Carol Ann Duffy (the Poet Laureate). Music from John Sampson.
Sunday 13 July, 8.00pm. Duncombe Park Saloon, Nicholas Daniel (“one the world’s finest oboists”) and Charles Owen (piano)
Monday 14 July 11am. Birdsall St Mary’s Church, Adam Walker (flute) and Morgan Szymanski (guitar).
Tuesday 15 July, 3.30pm. Malton St Michael’s Church, Clare Hammond (piano) playing Bach, Ravel etc.
Thursday 24 July 3pm and 7.30pm. Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, Richard Rodgers Day. Two concerts with a picnic opportunity in a delightful setting.
Friday 25 July, 11am. St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton, “Piano Postcards from Italy”.
Box Office 01751 475777 Email: [email protected]
For full details of all concerts and how to book, visit the Ryedale Festival website: http://www.ryedalefestival.com/