St Cecilia Orchestra

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

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Join us for a glittering 2024-25 Season!

Tickets are on sale for our 2024-25 season of concerts, beginning with a glittering gala inspired by Hollywood's 'Golden Age': Gershwin's jazz-influenced 'An American in Paris', Korngold's violin concerto, performed by St Cecilia's leader, Richard Fletcher, and songs from hit screen musicals including 'Singin in the Rain', 'West Side Story' and 'My Fair Lady' sung by rising stars Henna Mun and Marcus Swietlicki.

Tickets for all concerts, including discounted season tickets are available from Ticketsource                                                        Unreserved tickets for all performances can also be purchased from Harrogate Theatre box office and the Little Ripon Bookshop. 


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The Orchestra

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 of some of the most demanding large-scale works ...

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Conductor

A native of Ripon, Xenophon Kelsey, MBE, studied horn, double bass, piano and conducting in Manchester and was principal horn and conducting student on the European Summer Schools for Young Musicians in Vienna, Salzburg and Montreux from 1967-71 ...

St Cecilia Orchestra

Upcoming
St. Cecilia Concerts

The Golden Age of Hollywood
Sat 28th Sep 2024
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Classical Gold
Sat 25th Jan 2025
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Over Land and Sea
Sat 22nd Mar 2025
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Romantics and Radicals
Sat 14th Jun 2025
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Autumn Concert
Sat 27th Sep 2025
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