Welcome to the Ryedale Festival Website
The RYEDALE FESTIVAL
For two weeks every July we welcome outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to Ryedale, North Yorkshire - an area rich in history, architecture and natural beauty. Performances take place at Castle Howard, Hovingham Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey, Helmsley Arts Centre and the many beautiful country churches of Ryedale.
The 2014 Ryedale Festival will be
Friday 11th - Sunday 27th July
The Launch Concert when the 2014 Programme will be announced
will be on Friday 11th April at St. Peter's Church, Norton
with the Sarconi String Quartet
Just some of the events that were in the
2013 RYEDALE FESTIVAL
< < < Alison Balson performed at St. Peter's, Norton
Twice named 'Female Artist of the Year' at the Classic BRITs, trumpeter Alison Balsom has an international reputation as a distinctive and ground-breaking musician and ambassador for classical music. This was a remarkable evening when Alison was accompanied by The English Concert.
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Acclaimed for his technique and musicianship, Steven Isserlis, British cellist is regularly heard in all the great concert halls of the world.
This concert was recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast in the Lunchtime Concert series.
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The Choir of New College Oxford one of the country’s leading choirs, renowned for their stylish performances, sang to a sell-out audience at the beautiful church of St Mary's Lastingham
Ryedale Festival Opera,
at Ampleforth College Theatre
THE MAGIC FLUTE > > > >
"As surely as swooping swallows announce summer, the arrival of opera at Ampleforth heralds the start of the Ryedale Festival. A full house greeted both performances of Mozart’s penultimate opera, given in a lively new production by Nina Brazier and further invigorated by festival president John Warrack's slick new translation. . . ."
From a review in The Press
by Martin Dreyer
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The Szymanowski Quartet (Artists in residence)
in the Long Gallery at Castle Howard as part of the Triple Concert, a very special event, unique to the Ryedale Festival, the Triple Concert features three contrasting concerts, each performed three times, with the audiences rotating between performances.
Visit our GALLERY for photographs of the 2013 Ryedale Festival
with many more to come !
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Sponsoring the Ryedale Festival
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It is a special kind of giving that reaches out and shares its results with many satisfied people: the audience who are able to enjoy a memorable concert or other event and of course the artists themselves. It could be a well established artist sharing his talent or it could be someone just starting out on an exciting career who is given the opportunity to perform. This is all in addition to the pleasure received by the Sponsor’s guests as they enjoy the benefit of best seats to the performance. Equally important it is your opportunity as a Sponsor to use this as a marketing tool.
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