Ripon International Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Ripon, North Yorkshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Ripon International Festival
Copt Hewick
North Yorkshire
England UK
Phone: (44) 1765-605508

Festival Description

Ripon International Festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 1998 and has grown from strength to strength. World-class performances take place in and around the Cathedral City of the Dales for three weekends — the festival features gala classical concerts, recitals, one-person shows, puppet theatre and much, much more from all over the world.

Festival Dates Sepember 1 - 22, 2012
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Festival Events:

Spring Gala Concert 2012:
  • May 5, 2012
    • Northern Sinfonia at Ripon Cathedral conducted by Janusz Piotrowicz
      Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides and Violin Concerto, soloist Alexandra Soumm, Beethoven Pastoral Symphony.
Festival artists/programming 2012:
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Royal Hall Harrogate)
  • Northern Sinfonia Mozart Gala (at Ripon Cathedral)
  • Red Priest Jazz Repertory Company
  • Rhos Male Voice Choir
  • INCA Folk ensemble
  • Eduardo Niebla flamenco guitars
  • Concerts by Candlelight at ancient village churches
  • Eclipse-baroque at Markenfield Hall — a moated mediaeval manor house
  • Plus… drama, poetry, puppetry and outdoor Family Fiesta


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