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1. OPENING CONCERT: KANNEH-MASON FAMILY – WAITING LIST ONLY

St Peter's Church, Norton Langton Rd, Norton, Malton

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2. HOUSE OF MUSIC: RAISING THE KANNEH-MASONS

St Michael’s Church, Malton Market Place, Malton

House of Music is a joyful celebration of the extraordinary story of the Kanneh-Masons. Their mother, Kadiatu, talks about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason in conversation with Edward Seckerson House of Music is a joyful celebration of the extraordinary story of the […]

3. JOHAN DALENE VIOLIN & CHARLES OWEN PIANO

St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton 18 Town St, Old Malton, Malton

The dizzyingly talented 19-year-old violinist, quickly building an international reputation as a virtuoso and superb communicator, joins Charles Owen to play an irresistible programme, including Beethoven’s famous Spring sonata and Lili Boulanger’s last work, completed just before her tragic early death at the age of 25. Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 Poulenc Violin Sonata Clara […]

4. FAMILY CONCERT

Helmsley Arts Centre 1 Meeting House Court, Helmsley

Izzy Gizmo is the enchanting story of an intrepid young inventor who puts her talents to work to rescue a crow that can’t fly. Based on Pip Jones’s best-selling children’s book with illustrations by Sara Ogilvie, this interactive family concert brings Izzy’s mechanical marvels and infectious creative spirit to life, with original music by Paul […]

5. PRE-CONCERT TALK (THE WANDERER)

Duncombe Park Helmsley

Katy Hamilton Katy Hamilton explores the Romantic idea of the solitary, wandering outsider and why it inspired so many composers. Tickets: £5

6. THE WANDERER – WAITING LIST ONLY

Duncombe Park Helmsley

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7. SHAKESPEARE’S INFINITE VARIETY

Helmsley Arts Centre 1 Meeting House Court, Helmsley

Lucy Beckett has loved, taught, and written about Shakespeare all her life. In this talk she hopes to give some idea of his unlimited capacity to understand, and to help any audience to understand, people of every possible kind in the world he lived in and beyond. Lucy Beckett speaker Lucy Beckett has loved, taught, […]

8. RODERICK WILLIAMS MASTERCLASS

Helmsley Arts Centre 1 Meeting House Court, Helmsley

The much-loved baritone and composer shares thoughts on singing and performance with talented young artists. Admission: FREE

9. DOUBLE CONCERT – Last few tickets remaining

Sledmere House and Church Sledmere, Driffield

Last few tickets remaining, book now to avoid disappointment. Sledmere House and Church are the venues for two concerts, both performed twice, with the audience changing places after a picnic interval. One of the most fascinating and original clarinettists of her generation joins a pianist whose career was launched at the Leeds International Piano Competition. […]

10. COFFEE CONCERT: MAXWELL QUARTET

All Saints’ Church, Slingsby Church Ln, Slingsby, York, YO62 4AD

The Maxwells continue their Ryedale residency with the joie de vivre of Haydn, a piece evoking a dream sea voyage (listen out for shanties heard through shifting scenes of mist, swell and storm) and the energy and colourful swagger of Prokofiev. Haydn Quartet op.77, no.1 Roukins Visions at Sea Prokofiev Quartet no.2 The Maxwells continue […]

11. PRE-CONCERT TALK (ACIS AND GALATEA I)

All Saints' Church Helmsley Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Katy Hamilton introduces the story of Acis and Galatea, the world of ‘pastoral’ opera, and some of the most appealing music Handel ever composed. Tickets: £5

12. ACIS AND GALATEA I

All Saints' Church Helmsley Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Welcome to Arcadia. Heaven on earth. Beauty and nature live together in perfect harmony – and the nymph Galatea has love in her eyes. But when the jealous giant murders her beloved Acis, the idyll is shattered. Only with the help of Handel’s most beautiful and bucolic music can harmony finally be restored. Eamonn Dougan […]

13. LATE-NIGHT FOLK

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

The Maxwell Quartet join special guests Catriona McKay and Chris Stout to explore their shared love of Scotland’s folk music heritage. ‘Brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating... an enlightening and enthralling musical experience’ The Daily Telegraph Maxwell Quartet Catriona McKay Scottish harp Chris Stout Shetland fiddle The Maxwell Quartet join special guests Catriona McKay and Chris […]

14. COFFEE CONCERT: MARGARET FINGERHUT PIANO – Last few tickets remaining

Birdsall House Birdsall, Malton

Last few tickets remaining, book now to avoid disappointment. Margaret Fingerhut journeys from Switzerland to Argentina, Australia to Hong Kong, in a programme that takes the audience on a pianistic whistle-stop tour of the globe, including a new piece by Roxanna Panufnik, inspired by her love of the Middle East. ‘One of the most radiantly […]

15. ACIS AND GALATEA II

St Mary’s Church, Lastingham Lastingham, York

Welcome to Arcadia. Heaven on earth. Beauty and nature live together in perfect harmony – and the nymph Galatea has love in her eyes. But when the jealous giant murders her beloved Acis, the idyll is shattered. Only with the help of Handel’s most beautiful and bucolic music can harmony finally be restored. A group […]

16. PRE-CONCERT TALK (MYSTICAL SONGS)

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering 25 Hall Garth, Pickering

Katy Hamilton explores a rich moment in British musical history, delving into the background of Elgar’s Piano Quintet and Vaughan Williams’s Mystical Songs. Tickets: £5 

17. MYSTICAL SONGS

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering 25 Hall Garth, Pickering

Roderick Williams and the Maxwell Quartet end their festival residencies by joining Christopher Glynn for a programme that brings together two spiritual high points of early 20th century British music: Elgar’s mysterious and deeply personal Piano Quintet and the visionary Mystical Songs of Vaughan Williams, along with new arrangements by Roderick Williams of some of […]

18. TROUBADOUR TRAIL I

St Nicholas Church , Husthwaite Husthwaite, York, North Yorkshire

Music-making at its simplest and most mobile – as the spellbinding Scottish accordionist and Ryedale Festival Young Artist sets out on a ‘troubadour trail’ across Ryedale, bringing music – from the grandeur of Bach to the romance of Tchaikovsky – to three beautiful and less-known Ryedale churches. His first visit is to the stunning 12th […]

19. ACIS AND GALATEA III

St Michael’s Church, Malton Market Place, Malton

Welcome to Arcadia. Heaven on earth. Beauty and nature live together in perfect harmony – and the nymph Galatea has love in her eyes. But when the jealous giant murders her beloved Acis, the idyll is shattered. Only with the help of Handel’s most beautiful and bucolic music can harmony finally be restored. A group […]

20. BRUNO PHILIPPE CELLO & TANGUY DE WILLIENCOURT PIANO – Last few remaining tickets

Birdsall House Birdsall, Malton

Last few tickets remaining, book now to avoid disappointment. From the dark humour of Debussy to the madcap insouciance of Poulenc and the ardent lyricism of Franck, this concert features three of the greatest French sonatas played by two of France’s most exciting musicians. the two of them play the expansive landscape and poignant poetry […]

21. NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR

Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough Albion Rd, Scarborough

A captivating programme on the theme of ‘environment’ from the UK’s flagship youth choir, much praised for both the opportunities it brings to talented young singers and for the polish […]

22. TROUBADOUR TRAIL II

St Hilda’s Church, Sherburn St Hilda's St, Sherburn, Malton

Music-making at its simplest and most mobile – as the spellbinding Scottish accordionist and Ryedale Festival Young Artist sets out on a ‘troubadour trail’ across Ryedale, bringing music – from the grandeur of Bach to the romance of Tchaikovsky – to three beautiful and less-known Ryedale churches. For the second stop on his troubadour trail, […]

23. 100 YEARS OF JAZZ IN 99 MINUTES – Last few tickets remaining

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

Last few tickets remaining, book now to avoid disappointment. Friday night is music night in Malton! Six multi-instrumental virtuosi are in town to tell the story of jazz in 99 hilarious, musically brilliant and historically fascinating minutes. Including everything from New Orleans to Bebop, Swing to Latin, Hot to Cool, Chicago to New York, and […]

24. TROUBADOUR TRAIL III

Holy Cross Church 3-4 Main Street, Gilling East

Music-making at its simplest and most mobile – as the spellbinding Scottish accordionist and Ryedale Festival Young Artist sets out on a ‘troubadour trail’ across Ryedale, bringing music – from the grandeur of Bach to the romance of Tchaikovsky – to three beautiful and less-known Ryedale churches. The superb accordionist concludes his ‘troubadour trail’ at […]

25. COME AND SING ABBA!

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

Join charismatic choral leader Ben Parry, a live band, and members of the National Youth Choir for an afternoon rehearsing and performing ABBA’s greatest hits. The programme includes the world premiere of a medley of ABBA’s songs by extraordinary electric violinist Roberts Balanas. Enthusiasm is all you need and participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. […]

26. LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

St Peter's Church, Norton Langton Rd, Norton, Malton

Since winning BBC Young Musician 2014, Martin James Bartlett has built an international reputation for the wit and colourful range of his playing. In this programme, he explores the idea of youth, exploring Benjamin Britten as a young composer, but also encapsulating his own growth as a musician, pianist and conductor, and looking back to […]

27. KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN BRASS BAND

James Holt Concert Hall Manor Vale Lane, Kirkbymoorside,

Crowned 'North of England First Section Champions', join us to enjoy one of Yorkshire’s finest brass bands playing in their new concert hall. Tickets: £12, £5 (UNDER 18)

28. ALIM BEISEMBAYEV PIANO – WAITING LIST ONLY

All Saints' Church, Kirkbymoorside Church Street, Kirkbymoorside

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29. LATE-NIGHT CANDLELIT CONCERT

All Saints' Church, Kirkbymoorside Church Street, Kirkbymoorside

From Baroque to Balanas, an eclectic programme from a Latvian violinist who combines his classical background with the soundworlds of pop, rock and funk and has amassed millions of online views for his solo arrangements of Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Queen and Sir Elton John, who said of his arrangement of I’m still standing ‘I […]

30. COFFEE CONCERT: REBECA OMORDIA PIANO

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham

Rebeca Omordia is a pioneering virtuoso whose revelatory album African Pianism has changed the face of classical music. From a delicate Nocturne expressing Moroccan composer Nabil Benabdeljalil’s intense joy at roaming the Middle Atlas mountains after lockdown, to the pianistic recreation of Nigerian drum techniques by Christian Onyeji, and David Earl’s nostalgia for childhood fishing […]

31. NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMBER CHOIR AND PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

Hovingham Hall Hovingham

An unmissable collaboration between the festival’s two ensembles in residence, as San Francisco’s renowned period instrument orchestra accompany their British director in a sparkling organ concerto before joining the National Youth Chamber Choir for one of Handel’s earliest masterpieces, a tour de force of vocal and instrumental virtuosity that bubbles with the energy and exuberance […]

32. DAME JANET BAKER

Duncombe Park Helmsley

One of the greatest of all singers gives a rare public interview in her native North Yorkshire. Dame Janet Baker is joined by Edward Seckerson to discuss her life in music and the remarkable people, music and ideas that inspired her stellar career, in between recorded examples of some of her most famous performances In conversation […]

33. COFFEE CONCERT: MUSIC FOR A WHILE

St Lawrence Parish Church, York Lawrence Street, York

With the promise that ‘Music for a while should all your cares beguile’, Rowan Pierce joins Philharmonia Baroque for a luminous programme of 17th century theatre music, culminating in the vibrant and sensual world of Henry Purcell. Rowan Pierce soprano Richard Egarr harpsichord Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players Gibbons Fantasy in A minor Blow Welcome every […]

34. THE GESUALDO SIX

Ampleforth Abbey East Lane

A vibrant programme from the immaculate voices of The Gesualdo Six, encompassing Renaissance motets, the chant-inspired minimalism of John Taverner, and some of today’s most exciting and original choral composers. ‘Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness’ BBC Music Magazine Owain Park director Lux Aeterna […]

35. COFFEE CONCERT: LUCIENNE RENAUDIN VARY TRUMPET & FÉLICIEN BRUT ACCORDION – Last few tickets remaining

St Michael’s Church, Coxwold Thirsk Bank, Coxwold

Last few tickets remaining, book now to avoid disappointment. Trumpeter Lucienne and accordionist Félicien love to share the stage – and it shows! Their programme journeys from Grieg to Bernstein via a Parisian waltz medley but finds a special place for the sultry passion of the tango. Coffee, tea and soft drinks available between 10-10.45am. […]

36. TRIPLE CONCERT – WAITING LIST ONLY

Castle Howard

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37. COFFEE CONCERT: ASHBY MAYES BASSOON & KRYSTAL TUNNICLIFFE PIANO

St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby Front St, Sowerby, Thirsk, YO7 1JG

Two Ryedale Festival Young Artists in an enterprising programme ranging from a bright-eyed opening sonata, the irresistible ‘pocket grooves’ of Koshinski (with guest percussionist), and twentieth century masterworks by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns. Schreck Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Gene Koshinski Pocket Grooves (with percussionist Adam Cracknell) Poulenc Mélancolie Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano Two Ryedale Festival Young […]

38. RYEDALE FESTIVAL YOUNG ARTISTS DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CONCERT

Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place, Malton

A relaxed, informal and interactive concert created by Ryedale Festival Young Artists for people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers – and anyone else who would like to attend. From Binnie Hale’s A Nice Cup of Tea to Sondheim’s Worst Pies in London, with plenty of opportunities for audience participation, the music will […]

39. STEPHEN KOVACEVICH PIANO – WAITING LIST ONLY

Duncombe Park Helmsley

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41. INNER CITY BRASS

St Peter's Church, Norton Langton Rd, Norton, Malton

Five of the UK’s most exciting, entertaining and subtle brass players showcase their vivid repertoire, from Bach to a new work cocommissioned by Ryedale and Spitalfields festivals. Susan LaBarr Grace Before Sleep Schumann Kinderszenen JS Bach Fugue in G major Mogens Andresen Three Norwegian Dances Øystein Baadsvik Fnugg Callum Au new work JOINT WORLD PREMIERE Bruce Broughton When […]

42. BRASS MASTERCLASS

James Holt Concert Hall Manor Vale Lane, Kirkbymoorside,

The trumpet virtuoso Lucienne Renaudin Vary works with young brass players from across Ryedale. To take part, please email workshops@ryedalefestival.com Admission: FREE

43. A GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

St Peter's Church, Norton Langton Rd, Norton, Malton

Philharmonia Baroque’s commitment to both old and new music is reflected in a striking programme built around connections and contrasts. Leading countertenor Tim Mead explores Handel’s genius for characterisation in four vividly contrasted arias, while the orchestra show the stunning expressive range of his concertos. At the centre of the programme, Tarik O’Regan and Errollyn […]

44. SIÂN DICKER SOPRANO & KRYSTAL TUNNICLIFFE PIANO

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham

Inspired by Errollyn Wallen’s London’s Burning, a programme celebrating London and Paris from two Ryedale Festival Young Artists, with songs and poems variously evoking a newspaper seller on the Metro, religionmongers in Hyde Park A Tale of Two Cities Poulenc Voyage à Paris / Parisiana / Montparnasse / Hyde Park Willa Cartha Paris Butterworth On […]

45. LEMN SISSAY: MY NAME IS WHY

The Galtres Centre, Easingwold Market Pl, Easingwold

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

46. PRE-CONCERT TALK (LOOKING WEST)

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering 25 Hall Garth, Pickering

Julian Philips and Rebecca Hurst in conversation with Katy Hamilton. Julian Philips and Rebecca Hurst discuss the legacy of Vaughan Williams and how it inspired their new work Looking West. Admission: FREE

47. LOOKING WEST

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Pickering 25 Hall Garth, Pickering

Looking West is a specially commissioned concert-theatre work to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose music has long been a source of inspiration for composer Julian Philips and writer Rebecca Hurst. It interweaves three voices. The overarching story is of the Celtic Saint Bega, who escaped her father’s house […]

48. JAZZ IN THE GARDEN – WAITING LIST ONLY

Worsley Arms Hotel, Hovingham 1 High St, Hovingham

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49. FESTIVAL SERVICE

All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Hovingham

A service of thanksgiving for the festival, also celebrating the church music of anniversary composer and English Hymnal editor Vaughan Williams. The Revd Gareth Atha The Revd Vicky Johnson (Precentor of York Minster) preacher Ryedale Festival Singers Vaughan Williams Organ Prelude on Rhosymedre For all the Saints Come Down O Love Divine O taste and […]

50. FINAL GALA CONCERT

Hovingham Hall Hovingham

A captivating trumpeter joins the Royal Northern Sinfonia for a sunny-spirited concerto at the heart of an eclectic programme that also takes in the lyricism of two English romantics, a Bach-inspired work by Errollyn Wallen, and one of Haydn’s most rousing and witty symphonies. Royal Northern Sinfonia Lucienne Renaudin Vary - trumpet Malcolm Arnold Sinfonietta no.2 […]