Ryedale Festival launches with a splash!

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The 2013 Ryedale Festival launches with a splash tomorrow Friday 12 July with the traditional Community opera, Britten’s “Noyes Fludde” (the biblical story of Noah’s ark) plus a world premiere, the Ryedale Concerto by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.

Like many of the concerts this year, the opener is a sell-out, but don’t despair! There are still tickets available for a number of enticing events:

  • Saturday 13 July, 11am, hear the Yorkshire Young Musicians at Helmsley Arts Centre
  • Sunday 14 July, 3pm, Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, a playful mix of puppetry, costume and wit at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold.
  • Thursday 18 July, 8pm at St Peter’s Church, Norton – Don’t miss the world-famous Labeque sisters playing Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and Philip Glass.
  • Saturday 20 July 11am and 3.30pm, English music in the Saloon, Duncombe Park (one of our favourite venues, Ed.)
  • Monday 22 July, 11am. Hear oboe and piano music by Elgar, Britten etc in the delightful St Mary’s Church, Lastingham.
  • Wednesday 24 July, 11am, St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton – virtuoso double bass (yes!) and piano.
  • Friday 26 July, 11am, St Mary’s Church, Birdsall. Head to the Wolds for a welcome return of outstanding guitarists the Katona twins from Budapest.
  • Saturday 27 July, 3pm, All Saints’ Church, Helmsley – Kirbymoorside Brass Band
  • Saturday 27 July, 8pm, Pickering Kirk Theatre – Patricia Routledge in conversation about her exploits on the musical stage, with recordings.

Finally, there are a few tickets left for the magical musical mystery tour that is the “Ryecrawl”. Your day of adventure on Tuesday 23 July starts at 9.30 am in Pickering.

For fuller details of these events and how to book tickets, follow the link to the Ryedale Festival Website: http://www.ryedalefestival.co.uk/

Or call the Ryedale Festival Box Office: Tel. 01751 475777 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. At other times please leave a message on the answerphone and your call will be returned.

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If you’re seriously into music, check out the Festival blog: http://ryedalefestival.blogspot.co.uk/

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