Each year, we welcome outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.
The festival enjoys the warm support of the local community, a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. It is a rural festival, with events ranging far and wide across the area.
Performances are given at the great houses of Castle Howard, Hovingham, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey, York Minster, Helmsley Arts Centre, Pickering Kirk Theatre and many other local venues. There is also a popular series of Coffee Concerts given in the many beautiful, often remote, country churches that characterise this part of Yorkshire. Join us soon to discover the festival’s unique magic.
|The following concerts will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast in the Lunchtime Concert series:
22 July 2014 - 11am - All Saints’ Church, Helmsley - Coffee Concert
25 July 2014 - 3pm - St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton - The Passions of Venice