Two weeks of outstanding music-making draw to a close this afternoon, with two performances of the same programme at 3pm and 6pm in Hovingham Hall. The main work is Schubert’s celebrated Octet.
We’ve enjoyed concerts at places like Duncombe Park, Birdsall House and Ampleforth Abbey, and welcomed the likes of Kathryn Tickell, the BBC Big Band, the renowned Albion String quartet and guitarist Miloš, to name but a few. African crossover band Sirocco in the Milton Rooms was a blast.
All good things must come to an end, but you have a final chance to feel the Festival effect. There is still plenty of availability for the 3pm performance today at Hovingham Hall. Details and how to book here: ryedalefestival.com or contact the box office on 01751 475888 or email [email protected].
Where in July can you find Kathryn Tickell, guitarist Miloš, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, the BBC Big Band, the pure joy and energy of Sirocco, Jess Gillam plus a feast of classical music? Here, of course, when the Ryedale Festival celebrates its 40 years with the return of live, in-person music-making.
The Festival has been working tirelessly to ensure audiences can return in safety to familiar venues throughout Ryedale.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 28 June at 10am (Friends can book from Friday 25 June).
The 37 events run from Saturday 17 July to Saturday 31 July.
Spring will be a little late this year? True in so many ways….
As the Ryedale Festival nears the end of its online Spring series, it returns to the Helmsley Arts Centre this evening. Streaming from 9pm we can enjoy the Immy Churchill Trio who will celebrate the arrival of Spring with a late-night session of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and elsewhere. The Festival invited all performers to reflect themes of nature, optimism and spring in their playlist.
The Online Festival concludes tomorrow with an outstanding programme of popular works played by the London Mozart Players in Castle Howard’s Long Gallery.
It’s not too late to take a look at this Christmas gift from the Ryedale Festival. The free-to-view programme includes readings from Miriam Margolyes and Ian McMillan, and singing from the Ryedale Festival Consort. It should remain available for a couple more weeks.
Pour yourself a glass of something nice and cosy up for a wonderful programme of seasonal music and readings from Pickering’s beautiful parish church.
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/
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