Another casualty of the current pandemic, the Ryedale Festival last week announced the cancellation of its summer festival, which was due to take place in the second half of July. A total of 60 events had been planned. This has been a huge disappointment to Festival supporters, musicians and other artists, contractors, promoters and all those who had worked so hard to develop the programme. The decision had become inevitable, the safety of all concerned being the paramount concern. Thoughts of course are with those directly affected by the pandemic.
For Slingsby, it means that we will be unable to welcome the Consone Quartet to play their planned programme of Beethoven string quartets in All Saints Church, which had been scheduled for 22nd July.
The Ryedale Festival, along with other arts organisations, now faces a very challenging time. Artistic Director Chris Glynn’s message can be read on the Ryedale Festival website: https://ryedalefestival.com/