Tag: Ryedale Festival

Community Song Cycle “Seven Mercies” in Pickering 21 May

Saturday 21 May 2022, 4pm, Pickering Parish Church.

Seven Mercies is a Community Song Cycle by composer Joseph Howard and writer Emma Harding, inspired by the famous murals of Pickering Church. An introductory talk on the murals will be given by Slingsby’s very own Dr Kate Giles (University of York).

A celebration of local heritage and local talent, it is about countering difficult times through small acts of kindness and selflessness, taking the form of a journey through hardship into light.

It is presented in association with the Richard Shephard Music Foundation, the charity which aims to help more children experience music in classrooms, and at events, across the region. The Foundation launched a partnership with Slingsby Community Primary School at the start of this year.

The headline musicians are acclaimed mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and Ryedale Festival’s Artistic Director and renowned pianist Christopher Glynn.

Tickets: £10, £5 (UNDER 18). www.ryedalefestival.com

Kathryn Rudge – Ryedale Festival

Slingsby to host Ryedale Festival concert in July

The Launch of the 2022 Ryedale Festival took place on Saturday evening in St Peter’s church Norton, where an appreciative audience of over 200 heard the renowned Carducci Quartet play string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven among others.

At the end of the concert Artistic Director Chris Glynn announced details of the summer programme (15-31 July) and the complete programme brochure was distributed.

So we can now reveal that Slingsby’s All Saints’ Church will host a concert by the Maxwell Quartet, an international prize winning young quartet who hail from Scotland. It will be a coffee concert in the morning of Tuesday 19th July.

Tickets go on sale to the general public (for all Festival events) on Wednesday 20 April, with members able to book earlier.

Full details on the Festival website: https://ryedalefestival.com

Ryedale Festival 2022 Launch Concert 2April

Carducci Quartet

Saturday 2nd April 2022, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Church, Langton Road, Norton.

The Ryedale Festival launches the full programme for its July Festival with this enticing Spring programme from the award-winning Carducci Quartet. Hear quartets by Haydn, Beethoven and Fanny Mendelssohn. Plus American composer Caroline Shaw’s technicolour dreamscape “Entr’acte”, inspired by Haydn’s world of classical balance and charm.

It’s also your chance to be the first to receive the full Summer programme brochure, distributed free at the end of the concert.

Tickets from £15. For full details and to book, go to https://www.ryedalefestival.com

Ryedale Festival closes Saturday 31 July

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].

Ryedale Summer Festival – Booking Opens

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.

Full details can be found on the Ryedale Festival website