If you don’t fancy our choice of traditional carol concert in York, here’s another festive event that might be more to your taste. Some of York’s best known musicians and singers are performing a host of Christmas carols at the weekend, to raise money for Children in Need. They’re taking to the altar in the […]
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The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Ampleforth Abbey is on Sunday, December 10. Lovely music in a sacred space.
If you didn’t manage to get tickets for a carol concert at York Minster, but would still like to go to a special event, try our favourite church in York, Holy Trinity in Goodramgate, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Describing itself as “York’s most atmospheric medieval church”, Holy Trinity is the perfect […]
It seems that the good folk who run the Ryedale Festival never sleep. As the 2017 Festival came to a resounding conclusion on Saturday evening with the magnificent strains of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius vibrating around York Minster, the start of the 2018 Festival was announced. The Ryedale Festival 2018 Launch Concert will be held […]
The 2017 Ryedale Festival concludes this coming Saturday with a great tailpiece, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, performed in the magnificent surroundings of York Minster. Gerontius is a dying man, an ‘everyman’ character who commends his soul to God and prays with his friends for a safe passage into the next life. Elgar’s choral masterpiece follows his […]
No less than three trips to a musical event are being arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA in the near future. Why not take advantage of a coach with pick-ups right here in Kirkbymoorside and avoid struggling through the winter weather? And coaches also pick up only in Sinnington and Pickering, so you […]
From the York Guildhall Orchestra: Having ended our last season on a high with a ‘Proms Extravaganza’ we shall begin our new season on October 14th in similar mood with the fizzing Carnaval Romain Overture by Berlioz. The famous, Faure Pavane will follow and the first half will culminate with a performance of Bartok’s 3rd […]
This year’s concert by the Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra at Ampleforth Abbey takes place on Thursday August 24. Details below.
The 2017 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival takes place from August 13 to 26, in ten churches across the region. Under the title “Arcadia”, the Festival offers eleven concerts conveying themes inspired by nature, adapted to the specific acoustics of each church. Three concerts are close by, in Helmsley, Lastingham and Pickering; the remainder […]
Harmonia Choir will give a concert in Lastingham Church, at 7.00 pm on Saturday July 8. The choir is a 60 strong all-female community choir based in Malton. It mostly sings in 3 or 4 parts, and performs a wide range of material from pop to gospel, choral to jazz and everything in-between. Led by […]
The Palace Cinema in Malton invites early booking for this popular July concert. Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in […]
The Upper School girls choir of Ampleforth College are giving a performance on Sunday March 26. This small concert will last about an hour and admission is free of charge, with a retiring collection also taking place. The choir will be singing the following: Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten along with Britten’s Missa Brevis, […]
This weekend you have a rare choice of two orchestral concerts, although both involve a bit of travelling: let’s hope the threat of snow doesn’t materialise. In Scarborough, the Symphony Orchestra will offer a programme entitled “A Youthful Outlook”, comprising: HAYDN – Symphony No.104, London DAVID HEATH – The Celtic Concerto: Jess Gillam saxophone (Finalist, […]
Handel’s Messiah is seasonal, of course, so if it’s your favourite piece of music, you are in luck, because you can hear it twice in the coming weekend. Following on from the performance at York Minster on Saturday December 10, Ampleforth Abbey is hosting a concert on Sunday December 11 where the work will be […]
York Minster Christmas Carol concerts are now sold out, but there is still a great line-up of concerts and services available this festive period. On Saturday December 10, the York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. The […]
Here’s an opportunity to hear the renowned Hallé Orchestra, without a trip to their home base in Manchester. The Halle will be performing in Leeds Town Hall on the evening of Saturday January 14. The programme is: Mozart – Symphony No 41 (Jupiter) Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1 Schumann – Symphony No 4 Markus […]
The annual concert at Ampleforth Abbey by the Choristers of Westminster Cathedral takes place this year on Friday October 7. Tickets are available now.
Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra are giving a concert at Ampleforth Abbey on Thursday August 25. Otcenáš (Our Father) was written for four-part choir, tenor soloist, organ and harp, by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Gioachino Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass) was written in 1863, with unusual scoring for voices, two pianos and harmonium. If […]
The Ryedale Festival introduces its 2016 season to York audiences with a Double Concert in York’s two great medieval halls, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, and Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark. Two short contrasting concerts are performed twice; the audiences will change places either side of the interval. In the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the Heath Quartet evoke […]
Ryedale Festival brings you an Easter treat of three additional concerts: Kosmos, April 1, Galtres Centre, Easingwold Music from around the globe performed by the brilliant Kosmos Ensemble – a group that is re-defining classical and world music. Sophisticated jazz glides magically into wild folk fiddling, emotive Jewish music into hot-blooded tango, Arabic and Turkish […]
Many of us look forward to the Town Band helping along our Christmas celebrations with carol concerts, both in the warm and dry, and out on the street. Here’s the schedule for this year’s events Doorstep Carols Small groups of bandsmen will be playing carols on our doorsteps, in the early evening, from 6.30 pm, […]
The training sections of the Town Band are giving a Christmas Concert this afternoon, Sunday 13th, at 2.30pm in All Saints Church. The concert is free and there will be a retiring collection, to be split between the church and the band. With apologies to the Town Band for the late posting of this […]
Nunnington Hall will shortly play host to three concerts by two popular solo artists in the same weekend. Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter Chris Helme, formerly of the post Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’, will be performing live on Friday December 4. Here’s a taster: And well-known and much loved British singer/ songwriter Nerina Pallot will be back […]
The Choir of York Minster will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave, on December 12. This famous work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios. […]
For our opening concert we are delighted to welcome back Blüthner-sponsored pianist, Yuki Negishi to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21, nicknamed ‘Elvira Madigan.’ This concerto is the perfect vehicle for Miss Negishi’s delicious sense of line and touch, particularly its sublime and ethereal 2nd movement. We open with Charles Ives’s most iconic work, The Unanswered […]
Ryedale Festival is taking a short break from planning next year’s events to offer a Christmas concert with a difference, at St Michael’s Church, Malton on December 4. “Sing We Jule” features Joglaresa, a group of six musicians and singers, who have been described as “early music’s bit of rough”! Comprising outstanding international performers from […]
The 36th season of the City of York Guildhall Orchestra promises to be one of the very best. The Orchestra will be welcoming five soloists spread across three concerts, continuing its series of Sibelius Symphonies along with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, three Rossini Overtures, Stravinski’s Firebird Suite, Mussorgski’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and concerti by Beethoven, […]
We hate to join the rush to advertise Christmas Things when it’s still only September, but we make an exception for the York Minster Carol Concerts which have widespread appeal – and tickets will sell out fast! Tickets for York Minster’s famous Christmas Carol Concerts go on sale next week. For many people, the spectacular […]
The Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra will give their annual concert in Ampleforth Abbey on Thursday August 27.
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