A note from the Artistic Director

Chris Glynn
Christopher Glynn, Artistic Director

This year, we’re doing what we always do: bringing great live music to beautiful Ryedale places. But we’re sharing it in a different way. 

Our new online platform RyeStream is there to keep the spirit of the festival alive until we can welcome audiences back to our venues in person. It’s there to share classical music with more people than could ever fit into one venue. And it’s there to support performers at a time when they have never needed it more.

Our Online Festival last summer consisted of eight concerts, broadcast daily over the course of one week from beautiful Ryedale venues; and at Christmas we shared a special Christmas RyeStream with our followers throughout the world. The full concerts are no longer available to view, but short clips of each performance and a Highlights Film are available for all to enjoy on RyeStream and YouTube. Content is free-to-view but please make a donation to support our digital programme if you can.

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We are thrilled that in 2020 the festival was shortlisted for an Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society and we’re now working hard on exciting plans to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary this year. More details will be available here soon.

Whether you are longstanding supporter or a new follower, I hope you enjoy browsing our website, and thank you for being part of the Ryedale Festival family. 

Christopher Glynn
Artistic Director