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

St Cecilia Orchestra

French Impressions

Ripon Cathedral

Sat 20th Apr 2024 19:30


Debussy’s symphonic work, La Mer, completed in 1905, is a rich and evocative depiction of the underwater realm in three poetic movements. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G was composed following a tour of the USA. The influences of American Jazz are readily apparent in the outer movements, while the serene slow movement confirms Ravel’s status as a ‘master of melody’. St Cecilia Orchestra is joined by South African born pianist, Roelof Temmingh - described by Matthew Parris in The Times as playing ‘ a musician twice his age, with the energy and passion of youth and the precision and fluency of a much more experienced soloist.’
Ticket available online from, from Harrogate Theatre, Little Ripon Bookshop and on the door.


A programme bringing together the greatest of the French Impressionist composers: Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.