Ripon’s renowned St Cecilia Orchestra is much more than just an orchestra.
At its most spectacular it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top class international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances
Friends are an essential for St. Cecilia and help to give the orchestra some financial stability.
St Cecilia Orchestra
St Cecilia Orchestra is one of the best non-professional orchestras in the country.
It really is amazing how many quality players live locally to Ripon and love to play in it. We also attract the best soloists. Recently we heard Alexei Grynyuk’s extraordinary Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto, Emma Johnson giving an exquisite performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Tasmin Little playing the Bruch Violin Concerto 1 beautifully.
There are some fantastic concerts this season. Beethoven’s ground breaking 9th (Choral) Symphony is on October 21st. Next year we welcome Chloe Hanslip to play the Sibelius violin concerto and there is also Shostakovich Symphony No.9 to look forward to. None of this is to be missed!
The orchestra is a real and tangible asset for Ripon.
Our concerts are well attended, especially in the Cathedral. People really do want to hear a good orchestral without having to travel far.
£30 is a little more than 50 pence per week, and we hope that you will consider this to be excellent value to help sustain the orchestra.
For your information, please click here to see a chart which shows where the money goes.
To make initial contact, with a view to becoming a Friend or Donor, please complete the form opposite or write (either enclosing a cheque or to arrange a meeting).
The following information is required of Friends and Patrons:
Ripon St Cecilia Society Ltd
Thirsk YO7 1QS
Cheques should be made payable to 'Ripon St Cecilia Society Ltd'.