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“Spring will be a little late this year” – tonight!

Immy Churchill Trio

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.

Go to https://ryedalefestival.com/ryestream to enjoy these events free. Donations are very welcome.

A Christmas Ryestream

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. 

There’s a lot more music from the Ryedale Festival here: RyeStream | The Ryedale Festival

Ryedale Festival Cancelled

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/

EVENTS CANCELLED Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend, 27-29 March

EVENTS CANCELLED (27-29 March 2020)

Three exciting events launch the 2020 Ryedale Festival. At the first, on the evening of 27 March, the full summer programme for the Ryedale Festival 2020 will be announced. Here we will find out if the Festival is to make a welcome return to Slingsby in July.

The weekend concludes with an afternoon concert with cake at Duncombe Park.

For full details of the three events, and to book, go to the Ryedale Festival website here: https://ryedalefestival.com/concerts/

Ryedale Festival 12-28 July 2019

Venues across Ryedale, from grand stately homes to tiny village churches are now preparing to receive the 2019 Ryedale Festival.

The piano recital in Slingsby’s All Saints’ church (15 July) has now sold out, but there are many more events still available to choose from. Here’s just a short selection:

Sat13 July, 9.45pm, St Mary’s Old Malton, Candle-lit concert (Purcell + Scottish folk tunes suite)

Sun 14 July, 9.45pm, Hovingham church, Candle-lit concert, (Bach etc. for violin/harpsichord)

Mon 15 July 3pm, Malton St Michael’s church, Dido & Aeneas, Purcell

Sun 21 July, 3pm, Helmsley Arts Centre, Roxanna Panufnik (composer in residence)

Sun 21 July, 8pm, Norton, St Peter’s church (Haydn, Weber etc with Julian Bliss, clarinet)

Tue 23 July, 6pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Bach etc Sally Palmer, flute)

Sat 27 July, 5.30pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Yorkshire Young Musicians)

Sat 27 July, 7pm, Ampleforth College Theatre, Burying the Dead (a concert drama about Henry Purcell.

There are also major concerts at the University of York, Ampleforth Abbey and Scarborough which still have seats available.

For full details and to book go to:  https://ryedalefestival.com/concerts/