Yorkshire’s boldest festival

The Times

The jewel in Yorkshire’s cultural crown

The Guardian

Every summer music festival proclaims the richness and variety of its musical menu. Ryedale, under the artistic directorship of Christopher Glynn, competes with the best…ambitious in programming…ticket prices so reasonable that southerners will gasp at such northern value

The Spectator

quality artistic direction and an inclusive rather than exclusive approach to audiences

Opera Now

The Ryedale Festival, which animates the churches, stately homes and spas of North Yorkshire each summer, seems alive and sprouting – not least to the visionary direction of Christopher Glynn, a distinguished piano accompanist who has turned into an inspired programmer and a canny spotter of rising young talent.

The Times

A revelation by the name of Ryedale…this festival has something real to offer. The programming is good, the artists well-chosen, the locations fabulous: an unbeatable package

Catholic Herald

One of the most memorable projects that I’ve ever witnessed in a music festival: the kind of life-changing event that concert-goers always want but rarely find . . . these concerts ran in places of extraordinary beauty – as does everything at Ryedale, which brings music into perfect churches, villages and stately piles across North Yorkshire

Classical Music