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29th April, 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Please note the venue for this concert is St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Pickering and NOT St Peter’s Church, Norton.


Give to me the life I love
A Community Song Cycle
by Bernard Hughes and Hazel Gould
based on Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams and Robert Louis Stevenson

Nicky Spence tenor
Krystal Tunnicliffe piano
Ryedale Primary Choir (Caius Lee director)
Ryedale Festival Community Choir (Em Whitfield Brooks director)
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band

What is important in life?
What is the use of beauty?
What are your dreams for the future?
What are your hopes for young people?

Join star tenor Nicky Spence (BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year 2022) and an all-age cast for the world premiere of a Community Song Cycle inspired by the Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams. With new music by Bernard Hughes and words co-created by participants with Hazel Gould, this is a celebration of life’s adventure and the power of imagination.

Presented in collaboration with Richard Shephard Music Foundation

The performance will last 50 minutes without interval.

£10 (£5 under 18s)

SPRING PASS: Five-for-£65 0ffer – purchase a ticket for each event in our spring series and get £13 off of your order. Discount automatically applied when you purchase tickets online.

JOIN IN: If you would be interested in joining either the adults or children’s choirs for this project please get in touch. More information can be found on our Ryedale Community Music page


29th April, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering
25 Hall Garth
Pickering, YO18 7AW
CAR PARKING: Street parking available. Nearest public car park is on East Gate.
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