RYEDALE FESTIVAL 2018 BROCHURE

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13th–29th July 2018

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GENERAl BOOKING AND BOx OFFIcE OPEN FROM ThuRSDAY 12Th APRIl For a booking form, further booking details and booking terms please see pages 35–38 or visit our website



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Gold Members: 21st – 27th March Silver Members: 28th March – 3rd April Friends: 4th – 10th April (For details on how to become a Member or Friend and the benefits please see page 43)

cOAch TRANSPORT Please register interest for coach transport to event numbers 8 (York), 30 (Scarborough), 42 (Scarborough) and 56 (York) with the Box Office

uNDER 25S AT RYEDAlE FESTIvAl Under 25s can buy tickets at half price for most concerts as soon as General Booking opens. From Monday 2nd July, 500 tickets will be available for £1 under the Ryedale500 scheme. For more details, please contact the Box Office.

OF EvENTS choir of King’s college, cambridge Ampleforth Abbey

Pre-concert talk St Mary’s Church, Birdsall 11AM

The chamber music of Antonín Dvořák 1 St Mary’s Church, Birdsall

Pre-concert talk Pickering Parish Church

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6PM

Royal Northern Sinfonia Hovingham Hall

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Mozart – così fan tutte Ryedale Festival Opera (with picnic interval). First of two performances. Ampleforth College Theatre

SuNDAY 15Th JulY 7 3PM 8

42 8PM

FRIDAY 20Th JulY 24 2PM

MONDAY 16Th JulY 9 10AM

SATuRDAY 21ST JulY 28 11AM

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Soli Deo Gloria 1 All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Festival Masterclass: Singing Helmsley Arts Centre

The chamber music of Antonín Dvořák 2 St Mary’s Church, Lastingham

30 7.30PM

11 4PM

Ways with Words Performing Arts Centre, Ampleforth

12 7PM

Mozart – così fan tutte Ryedale Festival Opera. Second of two performances. Ampleforth College Theatre

TuESDAY 17Th JulY 13 10AM

Orchestra of Opera North Grand Hall, Scarborough Spa

SuNDAY 22ND JulY 31 4.30PM

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Double concert Sledmere House and Church

SATuRDAY 28Th JulY 48 11AM

Young Artist Platform 4 St Mary’s Church, Lastingham

49 2PM

come and Sing Pickering Parish Church

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coffee concert St Hilda’s Church, Sherburn

Young Artist Platform 5 Helmsley Arts Centre David Rees-Williams Trio Pickering Kirk Theatre Soli Deo Gloria 4 Pickering Parish Church

SuNDAY 29Th JulY 53 2.30PM

Garden Party Garden of the Worsley Arms Hotel, Hovingham

Festival Masterclass: Wind Helmsley Arts Centre

54 4.30PM

Alan Bennett’s Hymn Birdsall House

55 5.30PM

WEDNESDAY 18Th JulY 16 11AM

36 8PM

17 2PM

TuESDAY 24Th JulY 37 11AM

Young Artist Platform 2 Performing Arts Centre, Ampleforth College

47 7PM

Game of Thrones All Saints’ Church, Helmsley

35 2PM

18 5.30PM

Soli Deo Gloria 3 St Michael and All Angels Church, Garton on the Wolds

Richard Goode in recital Duncombe Park

Gabriela Montero in recital St Peter’s Church, Norton

Festival Masterclass: Strings and chamber music Helmsley Arts Centre

FRIDAY 27Th JulY 46 11AM

51 7.30PM

MONDAY 23RD JulY 34 11AM

coffee concert All Saints’ Church, Slingsby

John Warrack at 90 – a celebration Duncombe Park

The World Encompassed Helmsley Arts Centre

32 7.30PM

The chamber music of Antonín Dvořák 3 St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton

15 8PM

Young Artist Platform 3 Helmsley Arts Centre

50 4PM

33 9.45PM

Pre-concert talk St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton

Soli Deo Gloria 2 St Lawrence’s Church, York

45 8PM

late-Night candlelit concert St Gregory’s Minster

Pre-concert talk St Mary’s Church, Lastingham

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The Nutcracker and I Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, The University of York

Sacred and Profane: The Other Vespers Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough

Judith Weir Afternoon St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton

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The Bratislava hot Serenaders Milton Rooms, Malton

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Robert hollingworth in conversation Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill, Scarborough

Judith Weir in conversation St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton

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Ways with Words Galtres Centre, Easingwold

coffee concert Duncombe Park

chi-chi Nwanoku in conversation Castle Howard Triple concert Castle Howard

Festival Masterclass: Brass Helmsley Arts Centre

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano) The Long Gallery, Castle Howard

The chamber music of Antonín Dvořák 4 Pickering Parish Church

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Young Artist Platform 1 St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby

39 8PM

coffee concert St John and All Saints’ Church, Easingwold

38 3PM

Festival Service All Saints’ Church, Hovingham Final Gala concert Hovingham Hall

WEDNESDAY 17Th APRIl 2019 56 7.30PM

Parsifal York Minster

Ways with Words Helmlsey Arts Centre 3

N.B. Doors will be opened approximately 30 minutes before performances.

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morning Coffee Concerts; whilst a parallel series, Soli Deo Gloria, couples poetry (read by Alex Jennings) with music by Bach, who believed art should aim for the ‘refreshment of the soul’. The Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, is composer in residence. There are also festival residencies for the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini and viol consort Fretwork – both renowned for the vitality and freshness of their music-making – and the ground-breaking group Chineke!, which champions diversity in classical music.

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Welcome to the Ryedale Festival 2018, bringing great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a unique and friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Royal Northern Sinfonia give major concerts at Hovingham Hall, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge are at Ampleforth Abbey and the Orchestra of Opera North bring an unmissable symphonic programme to Scarborough Spa. There’s a new production of Così fan tutte, Mozart’s great comedy of duty, desire and lost innocence. Other stories of growing up are explored too: in Alexandra Dariescu’s pianoballet The Nutcracker and I and a touching musical memoir of childhood by Alan Bennett. The Albion Quartet and friends focus on Dvořák, bringing the folk-flecked optimism of his chamber music and songs to a series of

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The great American pianist Richard Goode leads a sparkling line-up of soloists, including Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Gabriela Montero, Adam Walker, Kathryn Rudge, Elin Manahan Thomas, Benjamin Appl, Rachel Podger and Charles Owen, along with outstanding emerging artists such as cellists Kian Soltani and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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10am St Mary’s church, Birdsall

PRE-CONCERT TALK The musician and writer Katy Hamilton introduces the first in a series of four concerts devoted to the chamber music and songs of Antonín Dvořák.

‘Art that has to pay its own way is apt to become cheap’ said Dvořák once – and it is certainly true that a programme such as this is only possible because of the festival’s many generous supporters and volunteers. I’m thrilled to be able to share my enthusiasm for the music and musicians in this programme. I hope you find lots to inspire you in the festival and look forward to seeing you there. christopher Glynn Front cover image: Old Slavic wood carving Design: www.basementpress.com Printing: www.inprint-colour.co.uk

11am St Mary’s church, Birdsall

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‘AN ORDINARY CZECH MUSICIAN’ THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF ANTONíN DVOřáK 1 Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

‘In the Slav spirit…’ Dvořák – Quartet no. 8 in E major Dvořák – Quartet no. 10 in E flat Slavonic

The festival’s Dvořák exploration begins with two of his string quartets, in which wistful melodies rub shoulders with lively polkas, and the world of Beethoven and Brahms joins hands with the traditional songs and dances of Bohemia.

The festival celebrates the 90th birthday of its President John Warrack but also creates opportunities for a new generation of musicians and music lovers, with the Ryedale500 ticket offer, Young Artist Platform concerts, and a series of masterclasses to give local young musicians the chance to work with renowned visiting artists. There’s jazz too, both hot and cool, along with talks, literary events, an art exhibition and much more. And on the horizon, in 2019, an unmissable performance by the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder at York Minster.

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Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am – 10.45am

‘An ordinary Czech musician…’

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COUNTRY BOY, the son of a butcher and innkeeper, he played violin in his village band and grew up surrounded by nature and the traditional folk and gypsy music of the ancient kingdom of Bohemia. He grew to be a world-famous composer – a grand old man of European music – but the miracle was that in so many ways he remained ‘ordinary’. Dvořák is one of the most loveable of all composers, happy to appeal to the heart rather than the head, with music full of melody and colour that speaks of nature, love and simple pleasures. He borrowed the modes, rhythms and mood swings found in the traditional music of his native land and wove them into a personal style that proved popular in concert halls all over the world; and when fame eventually took him to America, the indigenous music he discovered there inspired a fresh set of masterpieces ‘from the New World’. Katy Hamilton, the Albion Quartet and friends explore the chamber music and songs of an ‘ordinary’ genius in a series of four concerts that get to the heart of Dvořák’s world. 5

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11am St Oswald’s church, Sowerby

cOFFEE cONcERT

hovingham hall

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6pm hovingham hall

ROYAl NORThERN SINFONIA Tamsin Waley-cohen (violin) Bradley creswick (director)

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2pm helmsley Arts centre

YOuNG ARTIST PlATFORM 1

FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS: BRASS

Matilda lloyd (trumpet) cameron Richardson-Eames (piano)

MATILDA LLOYD

Ivan Jevtić – Que le jour est beau! Telemann – Three Heroic Marches Enescu – Légende J.S. Bach – Concerto in D (after Vivaldi) Fauré – Après un rêve Hovhaness – Prayer of Saint Gregory Goedicke – Concert Etude op. 49

Young brass players from across Ryedale work with Matilda Lloyd in the first of a series of five festival masterclasses. These are informal public events, run in collaboration with Yorkshire Young Musicians, to give local young musicians the opportunity to meet and work with renowned artists visiting the festival. Everyone is welcome. No booking is necessary for observers, but if you would like to take part please email [email protected] in advance to book your place.

A fast-rising star of classical music, Matilda Lloyd’s playing is full of character and imagination. Her varied programme encompasses graceful lyricism, evocative miniatures and mesmerising virtuosity. ‘the truly memorable artist on the bill is Matilda Lloyd…she’s remarkable’ – The Daily Telegraph ‘sublimely assured’ – The Guardian Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am

Parry – Lady Radnor’s Suite Bruch – Violin Concerto in G minor Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 1 in C minor

After the graceful charm of a suite of dances by Parry (to mark the composer’s centenary year), Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays one of the world’s Septura most cherished and captivating violin concertos. The Royal Northern Sinfonia then turn to a rarely-heard symphony, full of verve, poetry and energy – all the more remarkable for the fact it was composed when Mendelssohn was only 15 years old. In association with the Worsley Arms Hotel, we are pleased to be able to also offer tickets for this concert that include a pre-concert Afternoon Tea including sandwiches and scones from 3pm, for an extra £15. ‘Waley-Cohen’s devotion to her cause is palpable, and her interpretative flair likewise’ – Sunday Times Pre-concert and interval bar 6 The Alehouse Bradley creswick

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Concert-goers are invited to picnic in the grounds of Hovingham Hall before the concert from 5pm

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6pm Ampleforth college Theatre

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MOzART – cOSì FAN TuTTE Eamonn Dougan (conductor) Nina Brazier (director)

How much do you trust your partner to be faithful? How much do you trust yourself? Would you ever place a bet on it? Or lay a trap to test your lover? These are some of the human questions that Mozart explores in one of the greatest of all operas. Performed here in a new English translation by John Warrack, Così fan tutte tells the story of two young men who are challenged by a cynical old philosopher to pretend to depart for war, in order to test the fidelity of their beautiful fiancées. Returning in disguise, they learn something about the transience of human emotions, inspiring some of Mozart’s most captivating music along the way in an opera that is both comic and profound. Performance with picnic interval No bar at this performance

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3pm Galtres centre, Easingwold

WAYS WITh WORDS

DAME JENNI MuRRAY – A hISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN Jenni Murray’s latest book shines new light on some of the remarkable and trailblazing women whose intellect, passion and sheer determination have helped to make Britain what it is today. From warrior queen Boadicea and playwright-turned-spy, Aphra Behn, to 1960s fashion icon, Mary Quant, she celebrates the pioneering achievements of Britain’s feistiest females, from bygone centuries to the present day. Dame Jenni has met many inspirational figures as host of Woman’s Hour but her renowned passion for social justice began long before, in her Barnsley childhood. Join her to travel through time, pick up a few forgotten facts and indulge in the company of some brilliant and visionary women whose lives embodied hope and change. ‘the nation’s favourite voice’ – The Guardian

Ampleforth Abbey and college

Alexandra Dariescu

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8pm Sir Jack lyons concert hall, The university of York

ThE NuTcRAcKER AND I Alexandra Dariescu (piano) A little girl walks on to the stage and starts to play the piano. Snow begins to fall and the little girl transforms into a woman, playing some of the most loved ballet music of all time. The Nutcracker and I is a groundbreaking multimedia performance for pianist, ballerina, digital animation – and anyone who dares to

dream. Alexandra Dariescu tells us her own story as Clara, a little girl from Romania who came to Yorkshire as a child and grew up to become a concert pianist. She is joined on stage by a ballerina who dances behind a seethrough gauze screen. Projected onto it, and bringing the story to life are exquisite digital animations, all hand drawn, which follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ across the screen to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music. ‘Enormously impressive’ – BBC Music Magazine ‘Here is a pianist with something special to say’ – Pianist magazine Pre-concert and interval bar

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believe my responsibility as a young artist is to reach out to as many people as possible and build bridges for those new to classical music. During one of my education workshops, a 12-year-old asked me what I think of when I play. I told him I like to step into a different world by creating little stories in my mind. It wasn’t until a little later when I realised that perhaps there is a way to share some of this magic during the moment when it actually happens on stage. ‘The Nutcracker and I’ takes one of these stories and re-imagines it in a very personal context, making use of some amazing technology that has never been seen quite like this before in a piano recital’ – Alexandra Dariescu

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10am St Mary’s church, lastingham

PRE-CONCERT TALK The musician and writer Katy Hamilton continues her exploration of the world of Dvořák, and how he was inspired by the folk songs and dances of his native land.

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11am St Mary’s church, lastingham

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7pm Ampleforth college Theatre

cOFFEE cONcERT

RYEDAlE FESTIvAl OPERA

THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF ANTONíN DVOřáK 2

Eamonn Dougan (conductor) Nina Brazier (director)

‘SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME…’ Albion Quartet harriet Burns (soprano) Ian Tindale (piano and harmonium)

MOzART – cOSì FAN TuTTE See event 6 for details

Pre-opera and interval bar There will not be a picnic interval at this performance

Dvořák – Bagatelles Dvořák – Songs my mother taught me I Dvořák – String Sextet in A major (op. 48)

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‘FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE’ – DvOřáK IN 1887

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THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF ANTONíN DVOřáK 3 Albion Quartet harriet Burns (soprano) christopher Glynn (piano)

Comedy, like much else in our literary tradition, was invented in Athens in the 5th century BC. This talk will trace its history from Greece to Rome and onwards to a variety of great works of art, from Shakespeare to Mozart, Wagner to P.G. Wodehouse.

Eamonn Dougan conductor, The Garden of Disguises

11am St Mary’s Priory church, Old Malton

cOFFEE cONcERT

4pm Performing Arts centre, Ampleforth

WAYS WITh WORDS

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10am St Mary’s Priory church, Old Malton

Katy Hamilton talks more about Dvořák, a composer who managed to be both ‘ordinary’ and exceptional, introducing works including the famous Piano Quintet.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am – 10.45am in Lastingham Village Hall

Katy hamilton

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PRE-CONCERT TALK

Dvořák’s rarely heard but irresistible Bagatelles for two violins and harmonium are revived here alongside a specially chosen sequence of songs and short piano pieces, and a sextet inspired by the landscapes, folk songs and gypsy music of the composer’s native land.

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St Mary’s Priory church, Old Malton

Dvořák – Terzetto (op. 74) Dvořák – Songs my mother taught me II Dvořák – Piano Quintet in A major

The festival’s Dvořák exploration continues with more music to cheer the heart: a rarely heard trio for two violins and viola, a further sequence of songs and short piano pieces, and finally the much-loved Piano Quintet, which finds the composer at his most sparkling and subtle. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am – 10.45am 11 harriet Burns

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Palisander

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11am All Saints’ church, Slingsby

cOFFEE cONcERT Tamsin Waley-cohen (violin) huw Watkins (piano) Beethoven – Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major Prokofiev – Violin Sonata no. 1 in F minor Rosalind ventris

‘Nothing can equal this piece in beauty and depth’, said the great violinist David Oistrakh of the sonata that Prokofiev is thought to have composed as a memorial to his friends who were ‘disappeared’ in Soviet Russia. A darkhued work, it contains passages intended to sound like wind in a graveyard and ‘make people jump out of their seats’, but also moments of profound beauty. Festival artist in residence Tamsin Waley-Cohen joins her longstanding duo partner Huw Watkins to perform it alongside a playful and goodhumoured sonata by Beethoven which could hardly be more different.

Gabriela Montero

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8pm St Peter’s church, Norton

GABRIElA MONTERO

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Mozart – Piano Sonata no. 10 in C Major Beethoven – Piano Sonata no. 21 in C Major Waldstein Schumann – Kreisleriana Gabriela Montero – Improvisation

Virtuosic brilliance, fiery passion, infectious spontaneity and a gift for improvisation: any recital by the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is a keenly awaited musical event. She opens with famous sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven, before turning to one of the most compelling musical self-portraits in history – 12

‘beautiful and strikingly individual’ – BBC Music Magazine the set of pieces Schumann called a ‘notebook’ and filled with secret visions, dazzling virtuosity, mercurial passions and ‘wild love’. Her recital will end with an improvisation on a theme suggested by the audience. ‘Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power…soulful lyricism…unsentimental expressivity’ – New York Times ‘As a solo encore, Montero characteristically asked the audience for a tune she could play with and duly delivered a thunderously virtuosic set of improvisations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ – The Guardian ‘a Venezuelan ball of fire’ – The Daily Telegraph Pre-concert and interval bar

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Slingsby Village Hall

Tamsin Waley-cohen

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2pm helmsley Arts centre

FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS: STRINGS AND CHAMBER MUSIC

ROSALIND VENTRIS Young musicians from across Ryedale work with violist and chamber musician Rosalind Ventris of the Albion Quartet in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. If you would like to take part please email [email protected]

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5.30pm Performing Arts centre, Ampleforth college

YOuNG ARTIST PlATFORM 2 Adam heron (piano) Bach – English Suite no. 3 in G Minor (BWV 808) Chopin – Barcarolle Scriabin – Sonata no. 2

The award-winning young pianist, BBC Young Musician finalist and member of Chineke! performs works including Chopin’s famous Barcarolle and the sonata Scriabin composed to depict a night-time seascape. 13

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10am Pickering Parish church

PRE-CONCERT TALK Katy Hamilton introduces the last of four concerts devoted to the music of Dvořák, focussing on the music he wrote while visiting America.

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11am Pickering Parish church

MORNING cONcERT

‘THE NEW WORLD’

choir of King’s college, cambridge

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8pm Ampleforth Abbey

chOIR OF KING’S cOllEGE, cAMBRIDGE Stephen cleobury (conductor) Fretwork Gibbons – See, the Word is incarnate Gibbons – This is the record of John Judith Weir – Illuminare, Jerusalem Judith Weir – Ascending into heaven Simon Preston – Alleluyas Naylor – Vox dicentis, clama

especially known for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide to millions around the world on Christmas Eve every year. After joining forces with viol consort Fretwork to perform music by Gibbons, they celebrate the festival’s composer in residence Judith Weir, as well as marking the centenary of the death of Parry with a performance of four of his Songs of Farewell. ‘Stephen Cleobury is on peak form... These are outstanding performances by a great musician’ – Gramophone Pre-concert and interval bar

Parry – I know my soul hath power Parry – Lord, let me know mine end Howells – Psalm Prelude Set 1, no. 1 Vaughan Williams – Lord, thou hast been our refuge Parry – Never weather-beaten sail Parry – My soul, there is a country

THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF ANTONíN DVOřáK 4 chi-chi Nwanoku

Albion Quartet Adam Walker (flute) Ian Tindale (piano) Dvořák – Sonatina for flute and piano Dvořák – Silent Woods Dvořák – Serenade for flute, viola and triangle Dvořák – String Quintet (op. 97) The American

Music from Dvořák’s time in America: a flute sonata he crafted to appeal equally to children and adults, a little character piece remembering the silent forests of his homeland, a curiosity for flute, viola and triangle, and finally the unforgettable String Quintet in which Dvořák weaves together his Bohemian heritage with music inspired by the wide open spaces of Iowa and the folk music he discovered there.

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5.30pm castle howard

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IN cONvERSATION WITh

KATY hAMIlTON

The ‘unstoppable, fizzing, passionate bundle of energy’ Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Katy Hamilton about her mission to encourage young BME musicians, and the creation of a new orchestra called Chineke! (a Nigerian word meaning ‘the spirit of all good creation’) described by Simon Rattle as ‘the kind of idea that could deepen and enrich classical music for generations’. Chineke! are artists in residence at this year’s Ryedale Festival.

Founded in 1441, on the orders of King Henry VI, for the purpose of singing services daily in its magnificent chapel, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge has been one of the most renowned representatives of the British choral tradition ever since. Directed by Stephen Cleobury for over a quarter of a century, it is

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y aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people’ – Chi-chi Nwanoku

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7pm castle howard

TRIPlE cONcERT An event unique to the Ryedale Festival, the Triple Concert features three contrasting concerts in different parts of Castle Howard, each performed three times, with the audiences changing places between performances. long Gallery

chINEKE! Strauss (arr. Hasenöhrl) – Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Nonet in F minor

The music of Coleridge-Taylor combines warmth, lyricism and an exploration of his African heritage. One of his most irresistible works is played here by an ensemble that has won wide praise, both for the quality of its performances and its ground-breaking work to bring more opportunities to young black and minority ethnic musicians.

chapel FRETWORK clARE WIlKINSON (MEzzOSOPRANO)

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Byrd – Where the blind and wonton boy Byrd – Browning Debussy – The girl with the flaxen hair Orlando Gibbons – In Nomine Orlando Gibbons – O Lord in thy wrath Hugo Wolf – On an old picture Purcell – Fantasy in four parts Purcell – Music for a while Purcell – Fantazia no. 8 Tan Dun – A Sinking Love Michael Nyman – If

One of Beethoven’s most serenely beautiful works, the Harp quartet takes its name from the effect of plucked strings in the opening movement and is full of warmth, playfulness and contentment.

For over 30 years, Fretwork have maintained a reputation as the world’s leading consort of viols. Their musical adventure is reflected in this programme, as they are joined by the singer Clare Wilkinson to perform music from over 500 years, from Elizabethan England to the present day.

AlBION QuARTET Beethoven – Quartet no. 10 in E flat major (op. 74) The Harp

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JuDITh WEIR

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KATY hAMIlTON

The writer and broadcaster Katy Hamilton talks to the festival’s composer in residence, Judith Weir, about her life, her influences, and why audiences love her music.

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castle howard

2pm St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton

3pm St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton

JuDITh WEIR AFTERNOON Phoenix Trio Adam Walker (flute) harriet Burns (soprano) Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)

‘Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet’ – Evening Standard

Judith Weir – Arise, arise! You slumbering sleepers Judith Weir – Nuits d’Afrique Judith Weir – Bagpiper’s String Trio Judith Weir – King Harald’s Saga Judith Weir – Piano Trio no. 1

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Judith Weir – Festival composer in residence

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onder, intoxication, lightness, wisdom, storytelling, sparseness, delicacy – just some of the words most commonly used to describe the music of Judith Weir. Said to have ‘the knack of making simple musical ideas appear freshly mysterious’, she was born in Cambridge to a Scottish family and spent several years working as a community musician, also later directing the Spitalfields Festival, whilst building a catalogue of works and a reputation as one of the country’s foremost composers. Her music often draws on sources from medieval history, as well as the traditional stories and music of her native Scotland. Among many honours and awards, she was in 2014 appointed Master of the Queen’s Music. 16

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‘Soli Deo Gloria’ – Bach and poetry

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he aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul’ said Bach, who never forgot where his gifts came from and was in the habit of adding the letters SDG (‘Soli Deo Gloria’, or ‘To the glory of God alone’) at the bottom of his manuscripts. In a series of four concerts, his music is heard alongside poetry of faith, doubt, hope and consolation, chosen by Lucy Beckett from four centuries.

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The Bratislava hot Serenaders

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This sensational band recreates the hot jazz, sweet dance music and gentle manners of the 1920s and 30s with extraordinary affection and authenticity. Playing original instruments from the period (and dressed to match), led by the acclaimed trumpeter Juraj Bartoš, and also featuring brass, reeds, rhythm section, violins and the sweet-singing Serenaders Sisters, they have dazzled audiences all over Europe, receiving standing ovations wherever they go.

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Telemann – Eight Fantasias

The haunting sound of the viola da gamba – an ancient instrument, like a cello but with six strings – is heard in a long-lost set of fantasias by Telemann, recently rediscovered and championed by Richard Boothby who launches his new recording of this music with a selection played by candlelight. ‘a beguiling synergy of curiosity, creativity and musical insights’ – Gramophone

Bach – Pièce d’Orgue Gerard Manley Hopkins – God’s Grandeur Bach – Prelude and Fugue in G minor Emily Dickinson – Exultation is the going / I ’ll tell you how the Sun rose / I stepped from Plank to Plank Bach – Fugue in E flat major St Anne Gerard Manley Hopkins – Inversnaid Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A minor Emily Dickinson – A Bird came down the Walk / To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee / It is an honourable Thought Bach – Wir gläuben all Gerard Manley Hopkins – As kingfishers catch fire

Bach – Prelude and Fugue in F major Emily Dickinson – He fumbles at your Soul / How many Flowers fail in Wood / I died for Beauty – but was scarce / How brittle are the Piers Bach – Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist Gerard Manley Hopkins – Hurrahing in Harvest Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Fretwork bring the sonorities of a viol consort to the music of Bach, with inspiring results. Their programme culminates in a performance of the great Passacaglia, whose repeated bass line anchors some of Bach’s most dazzling, imposing and inventive music. And interleaved with the music, poems by Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins about faith, doubt and the beauty of the natural world. ‘some of the most sublime music ever written, and played with the sort of ensemble brilliance and insight that characterises all of Fretwork’s distinguished catalogue’ – Early Music Review Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am in Hovingham Village Hall

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS: SINGING ELIN MANAHAN THOMAS Young singers from across Ryedale work with Elin Manahan Thomas in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. If you would like to take part please email [email protected] 19

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ORchESTRA OF OPERA NORTh Renato Balsadonna (conductor) Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano) Beethoven – Symphony no. 5 in C minor Elgar – Sea Pictures Brahms – Symphony no. 4 in E minor

Hammer blows of fate open Beethoven’s most famous symphony and mark the beginning of an epic journey from turbulence to resounding optimism. Eighty years later, Brahms was still wrestling with Beethoven’s legacy when he produced some of the deepest and most profound music of the century in the emotional catharsis of his final symphony. These two great and much-loved works are separated by an English masterpiece, as one of the fastestrising young British singers performs Elgar’s famous Sea Pictures in an elegant venue with stunning views across Scarborough’s South Bay.

Kathryn Rudge

‘the biggest news of the evening is young Liverpudlian soprano Kathryn Rudge... her cleanly produced tone, supple musical phrasing, and sensitive colouring of words combine with a vividly attractive stage personality to make something special. It was at Opera North that we first encountered Alice Coote: Kathryn Rudge has the same star potential’ – The Daily Telegraph ‘It doesn’t take long (five notes maybe) to hear why people are excited. Her mezzo-soprano voice already has tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality. The timbre has white-hot intensity that extends undiminished through all of two octaves’ – The Times

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THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED Fretwork Paul copley (actor) Orlando Gough – The World Encompassed

When Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth on 15th November 1577, he took with him four viol players who almost certainly had no idea that they were about to embark on such an epic journey. They accompanied Drake’s private worship and entertained him while he ate; he also used their music to impress the natives with sounds ‘both pleasant and delightful’. 20 Sir John Tomlinson Scarborough Spa

Orlando Gough has created a journey in sound to honour the great mariner’s remarkable circumnavigation of the world. Music from the 16th century is woven seamlessly with the sounds of Drake’s many destinations – Javanese gamelan, Indian dances, a swaying samba and a hypnotic Berber ritual song: a panoply of music, new and old, familiar and strange. ‘a Brazilian samba is intercut with an English hornpipe. You really feel as if the girl from Ipanema is dancing with Jolly Jack Tar….I loved it. And how exciting to hear viols playing virtuosic new music after being consigned to the museum, literally and metaphorically, for centuries’ – The Times ‘Brilliantly uncategorisable … craftsmanship that swells the heart. Sometimes it takes a voyage to distant lands to appreciate what you have back home’ – Gramophone 21

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Haydn – Sonata in D major Haydn – Sonata in B minor Berg – Piano Sonata no. 1 Beethoven – Piano Sonata no. 28 in E major (op. 101) Chopin – Nocturne in B major Chopin – Five Mazurkas Chopin – Ballade no. 3 in A-flat major Chopin – Nocturne in C-sharp minor Chopin – Barcarolle in F-sharp major

One of the world’s leading pianists, Richard Goode is renowned for the emotional power, depth and expressiveness of his music-making. His programme begins with the sparkling inventiveness of Haydn, moves on to great sonatas by Beethoven and Berg, and closes with a sequence of some of Chopin’s most popular and evocative pieces.

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‘Richard Goode is one of the finest pianists in the world. Few can match his unfailingly beautiful tone, effortless technical command, interpretive insight and total emotional commitment to the music he plays’— The Washington Post

‘There are few people who can put across the sheer joy of playing the instrument better than American pianist Richard Goode. To watch him play is to look through a window on to a very private world – utterly absorbed in the music, he plays as if nobody else is there’ – The Guardian Pre-concert and interval bar

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Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) Elizabeth Kenny (lute) Queen Elizabeth I gloried in her reputation as the world’s most famous virgin. Unmarried until the end, she used her maidenhood as a pawn, promising one great European after another the greatest gift she could bestow: her hand in marriage. Among her suitors were Philip II of Spain, Archduke Charles of Austria, and two Dukes of Anjou, Henry and Francis. But her lasting love was for her courtier and lifelong devotee Robert Dudley, the one man she could not marry. Through all this turbulent time the English Renaissance flourished. The Tudor court buzzed with music, and the cult of ‘Oriana’ gave rise to the madrigal and the popularity of the lute, with one John Dowland trying to gain a place as court lutenist and two official royal composers, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, embroiled in intrigue as devout Catholics at a Protestant court. Elin Manahan Thomas and Elizabeth Kenny tell Elizabeth’s story at home and abroad, in words and music by Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Morley, de Monte, Lassus, Victoria and Carissimi.

Schubert – Variations on Trockne Blumen Mozart – Andante in C Mozart – Rondo in D Reinecke – Undine Sonata

In one of Schubert’s most moving songs, a jilted lover finds solace in the thought of flowers that will one day lay on his grave. The composer later revisited its haunting melody, allowing it to blossom into an extraordinary and virtuosic set of variations for flute and piano. It is played here by a musician who regularly has the critics searching for superlatives, alongside music by Mozart and a romantic sonata where myth meets music, depicting the story of a flirtatious water-sprite who must leave her underwater world and seduce a mortal man. ‘Walker, playing with staggering virtuosity and charm, kept the audience on the edge of their seats throughout, and brought the house down at the end’ – The Guardian ‘the superhuman genius of the LSO’s principal flautist, Adam Walker…was miraculous, his tone shifting imperceptibly from seductive roundness to an edgy astringency…Walker literally breathed character into the music, with an effortless, assured virtuosity’ – Classical Source Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am

‘Ravishing simplicity’ – The Times

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FESTIVAL MASTERCLASS: WIND ADAM WALKER Young wind players from across Ryedale work with Adam Walker in an informal public masterclass. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event. If you would like to take part please email [email protected]

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8pm Birdsall house

AlAN BENNETT’S HYMN heath Quartet carducci Quartet Alex Jennings (actor) Birdsall house

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Alan Bennett and George Fenton – Hymn Mendelssohn – Octet

Kian Soltani

Alan Bennett’s touching and melancholy play Hymn is a series of memoirs with music recalling his childhood. His father, a Leeds butcher, tried to teach him the violin with little success and his mother battled depression, ‘an illness to which she was not socially entitled’. These memories are underscored by George Fenton’s haunting live soundtrack, evoking the music of Delius, Elgar, a Palm Court Orchestra, popular songs and hymns. It is followed by what is perhaps the most remarkable piece of music ever composed by a teenager: the exuberant Octet Mendelssohn penned at the age of sixteen, often described as one of the miracles of music. ‘A ripple of pleasure runs round the auditorium as Alex Jennings takes the stage … Jennings looks a lot like this most beloved of living British writers. Better yet, he sounds just like him, too, with a soft Yorkshire accent and that wry, quizzical delivery in which humour is so often undercut with melancholy…Bennett at his incomparable best’ – Daily Telegraph Pre-concert and interval bar

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11am St John and All Saints’ church, Easingwold

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am one of those boys state-educated in the forties and fifites who came by the words of Hymns Ancient and Modern through singing them every morning, day in day out, in school assembly. It’s a dwindling band; old-fashioned and of a certain age, you can pick us out at funerals and memorial services because we can sing the hymns without the book …’ – Alan Bennett 24

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of this generation, championed by Daniel Barenboim and much praised for his striking individuality, depth of expression and charismatic presence.

KIAN SOlTANI (cEllO) AARON PIlSAN (PIANO)

‘Kian Soltani was the sublime cello soloist, effortlessly lyrical and profoundly touching in the closing moments... The whole thing was outstanding’ – The Guardian

Brahms – Cello Sonata no. 1 in E minor Thomas Larcher – Mumien Reza Vali – Eight Songs Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango

‘He’s a remarkable cellist, with a piercingly beautiful tone and utterly pure intonation’ – The Times

Rave reviews and invitations to perform at the world’s leading concert halls have propelled this 25-year-old Austro-Persian cellist from rising star to one of the most exciting musicians

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JESS KIDD – ThE hOARDER After winning the Costa short story award in 2016, Jess Kidd’s debut novel Himself was one of the standout titles of the same year and selected for the Radio 2 Book Club, while her latest ‘lyrical gothic detective saga’ The Hoarder is attracting rave reviews. She has also worked as a support worker specialising in acquired brain injury. She reads from her work and talks about it. ‘This dark but comical tale of haunting and hoarding ensnares … Kidd’s imagination is vivid … Brilliant’ – The Times ‘riveting…a twisting, fully original slice of literary horror, and one not to be missed’ – Financial Times

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8pm The long Gallery, castle howard

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Boccherini – Cello Sonata in A major Poulenc – Cello Sonata Debussy – Cello Sonata Brahms – Cello Sonata no. 2 in F major

Prologue Schubert – Seligkeit Locations Reger – Des Kindes Gebet Schubert – Der Einsame Schreker – Waldeinsamkeit People Brahms – Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund Grieg – zur Rosenzeit Strauss – Allerseelen On the road Schubert – Drang in die Ferne Schubert – Der Wanderer an den Mond Adolf Strauss – Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd’ dich wiedersehen Yearning Schubert – Das Heimweh Schubert – Der Wanderer Without Frontiers Poulenc – Hyde Park Vaughan Williams – Silent Noon Bishop – Home, sweet home Warlock – My own country Warlock – The Bachelor Ireland – If there were dreams to sell Grieg – Ein Traum

The cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the 2016 BBC Young Musician and ‘without a doubt one of the brightest young stars in classical music’ (Daily Telegraph). He joins his sister Isata to play a programme that moves from the genial world of Boccherini to a sweeping and passionate sonata by Brahms, via two French works full of colour and imagination. ‘technically superb and eloquent in his expressivity, he held the capacity audience spellbound’ – The Guardian ‘electrifying, sincere and moving’ – Daily Mail ‘Above all, Kanneh-Mason’s playing radiates love of life, commitment and hope. Even the most mature and penetrating musicians don’t always manage that’ – The Times Interval bar

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Benjamin Appl (baritone) Simon lepper (piano)

One of Europe’s fastest-rising song recitalists explores songs from many traditions exploring the theme of Heimat, a hard-to-translate German word meaning homeland but also encompassing the idea of ‘belonging’, ‘roots’ or, as Henry Bishop’s famous melody has it, ‘Home, sweet home’. ‘the young German baritone Benjamin Appl is lieder royalty’ – The Spectator

‘Appl is not only a singer of boundless promise, he is already a great artist … since he has an extraordinarily beautiful voice, there should be decades of happiness as he continues to expand his repertoire’ – BBC Music Magazine Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am

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Katy Hamilton talks to Robert Hollingworth about his passion for innovative and dynamic music-making, and the concerts he will present as part of I Fagiolini’s Ryedale Festival residency.

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’ve come to the conclusion that it’s about sharing. You have this fabulous piece of art and you want as many other people to ‘get’ it as possible. There are lots of ways to do this but for me, part of the process is always imagining what it must be like for an audience to listen to the music, as much and aside from what you want to do with the music itself’ — Robert Hollingworth

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11am St lawrence’s church, York

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I Fagiolini and The 24 Robert hollingworth (director) Alex Jennings (reader)

chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass) Elodie chousmer-howelles (violin) Didier Osindero (violin) Stephen upshaw (viola) Elliot Bailey (cello) Joanna lam (piano)

George Herbert – The Prayer Bach – Lutheran Mass in F major George Herbert – The Sacrifice Bach – Cantata Wo Gott, der Herr, nicht bei uns hält (BWV 178)

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SAcRED AND PROFANE: THE OTHER VESPERS I Fagiolini Robert hollingworth (director) Sacred: Viadana – Deus in adiutorium Monteverdi – Laudate Pueri primo Frescobaldi – Toccata Monteverdi – Confitebor secondo Donati – Dulcis amor Iesu Monteverdi – Beatus vir Palestrina/Bovicelli – Ave verum corpus Profane: Monteverdi – Questi vaghi contenti Monteverdi – zefiro torna Monteverdi – Messenger scene from L’Orfeo Monteverdi – Hor che’l ciel e la terra

One of Britain’s choral treasures, the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini and their dynamic director Robert Hollingworth are renowned for the vibrant theatricality of their performances, serious scholarship and unfailing musicality. They open their Ryedale Festival residency with music from their award-winning recording The Other Vespers, a spectacular unveiling of the exquisite riches of Monteverdi’s lesser known works, alongside glorious instrumental and choral pieces, both religious and secular, by his collaborators and colleagues.

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Soloists from I Fagiolini join their director Robert Hollingworth and the young voices of The 24 for two works from the heart of Bach’s sacred catalogue, including a cantata that exhorts us to ‘have faith, faith and let the rest of the world grumble’ and – a mass that contrasts splendid choruses and moving arias where individual voices and solo instruments duet. Alongside the music, Alex Jennings reads two of George Herbert’s greatest poems, including his great meditation that imagines the thoughts of Christ on the cross, asking ‘Was ever grief like mine?’

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Brahms – Violin Sonata in G major Florence B. Price – String Quartet Schubert – Trout Quintet

Chineke!’s festival residency culminates in a concert featuring their outstanding younger players, including a finalist in this year’s BBC Young Musician. After a beautiful string quartet by Florence B. Price, the first major AfricanAmerican woman composer, the double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku joins the group she founded to end with the sprightly good humour of Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

‘I Fagiolini has carved out a niche for itself exploring some more ‘‘off-the-wall’’ corners of early music in a style that is at once true to the period but communicative to today’s listener’ – Daily Telegraph Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am

‘An irrepressible force in the early music world, bringing bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement to everything they touch’ – International Record Review Interval bar

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11am St Michael and All Angels church, Garton on the Wolds

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JOhN WARRAcK AT 90 – A cElEBRATION Benjamin Appl (baritone) harriet Burns (soprano) Kieran carrel (tenor) christopher Glynn (piano) Weber – Meine Lieder, meine Sänger; Klage; Was zieht zu; Sind es Schmerzen; Das Veilchen; Reigen John Warrack – Four Songs Guy Warrack – The Auldest Friends Tchaikovsky – The Nightingale; None but the lonely heart; The Fearful Minute; My angel, my friend; Amid the din of the ball; Why did I dream of you?; Pimpinella; Don Juan’s Serenade Weber – The Four Temperaments Schumann – Liederkreis (op. 39)

For over seventy years, the writer, oboist, musicologist and university lecturer John Warrack has been at the heart of British musical life. He has also been, for 17 years, President of the Ryedale Festival, which now celebrates his 90th year with this special concert, for which he has chosen and will introduce the programme. As the acclaimed biographer of Weber and Tchaikovsky, he shares his enthusiasm for some of their most lyrical and evocative songs. Music by his father and eponymous grandfather will also be heard, and the concert ends with the collection of lyrical masterpieces that Schumann described as ‘my most romantic music ever’. ‘Benjamin Appl is the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ – Gramophone 30

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Rachel Podger (violin) Alex Jennings (reader) Wallace Stevens – Large Red Man Reading Bach – Suite no. 2 in D minor (BWV 1008) Wallace Stevens – Sunday Morning / The World as Meditation / To an Old Philosopher in Rome Bach – Suite no. 4 in E flat (BWV 1010)

The ‘queen of the baroque violin’ (Sunday Times) performs two of Bach’s suites for solo cello, transposed for violin alongside readings by Alex Jennings of poems by Wallace Stevens about the space, bridged by imagination, between reality and God. ‘there is probably no more inspirational musician working today’ – Gramophone Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 10am – 10.45am

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PEllEAS ENSEMBlE luba Tunnicliffe (viola) henry Roberts (flute) Oliver Wass (harp) Debussy – Syrinx Leclair – Trio Sonata in D Major Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola and harp Ravel (arr. Salzedo) – Sonatine

A solo flute tells the sad tale of a wood nymph pursued by the god Pan, inviting us into the sensuous world of French music. The lively 18th century elegance of Leclair embodies the heritage which Debussy and Ravel unforgettably revive in works full of vitality, nostalgia and tenderness – all performed by a prize-winning trio that has been widely praised for the colour and intimacy of its performances. ‘verve and polish’ – The Times

house AMuSE-BOuchE I FAGIOlINI Robert hollingworth (conductor) Anna Markland (piano) Françaix – Ode à la gastronomie Ravel (arr. Roderick Williams) – Adagio from Piano Concerto in G major Poulenc – Hôtel Poulenc – Un soir de neige Satie – Gnossienne Fauré – songs

‘If Adam and Eve led us to perdition just for an apple, what would they have done for a turkey?’ The opening bon mot of Jean Françaix’s Ode à la Gastronomie is an affectionate giggle at the expense of French attitudes to food, full of word jokes, nursery rhymes, wine vintages, rumbles of indigestion and assorted kitchen noises. Also on the menu in this ravishing programme of French choral delicacies: an irresistible choral arrangement of one of Ravel’s most famous slow movements, a moving work by Poulenc and little piano pieces and songs to cleanse the palate between courses. ‘a bit sexy, a bit silly and absolutely, unmissably superb’ – Gramophone ‘a tour-de-force, and I Fagiolini performed it with wit, precision and lip-smacking relish’ – Birmingham Post The grounds of Sledmere will be open from 5.30pm for concertgoers and there will be a further picnic opportunity during the 45-minute interval between performances when a bar will also be available. 31

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YORKShIRE YOuNG MuSIcIANS Penny Stirling (director) Benjamin Powell (piano) A concert by festival partners Yorkshire Young Musicians, an organisation that enables young musicians from the Yorkshire and Humber area (aged 8–18) to benefit from the highest quality tuition in their local area.

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YOuNG ARTIST PlATFORM 4 Echo Sarah latto (conductor) ‘hush, no more’ Music about music and songs about song Judith Weir – Vertue Palestrina – Exsultate deo Monteverdi – Cantate Domino Howard Skempton – The Flight of Song Peter Phillips – Cecilia Virgo Bernard Rose – Feast Song for St. Cecilia Judith Weir – My Guardian Angel Purcell – Hush, no more (from The Fairy Queen) William Byrd – Sing Joyfully Improvisation on Killing me softly Arvo Pärt – The Deer’s Cry Judith Weir – The Song Sung True

The vibrant young professional choir Echo are fast becoming known for their freshly-minted

and imaginative approach. They sing ‘music about music’, ranging widely across music from the 16th century to the present day, including festival composer in residence Judith Weir, as well as demonstrating their speciality in the rare art of choral improvisation.

7.30pm Pickering Kirk Theatre

DAvID REESWIllIAMS TRIO David Rees-Williams and his astonishing versatile trio swing effortlessly from the classics to jazz, playing sophisticated modern jazz

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explorations of music from the last four centuries. Their highly original takes on music from Bach to Ravel blend genres in a way that has caught the imagination of audiences across Europe. ‘Radio 3’s Late Junction has rapidly propelled David Rees-Williams to much the same spot as Jacques Loussier occupied 40-odd years ago’ – The Guardian ‘all but the cloth-eared will find the David ReesWilliams disc a delight’ – Independent on Sunday Pre-concert and interval bar

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SOlI DEO GlORIA 4 charles Owen (piano) Alex Jennings (reader)

Bach – Italian Concerto Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Windhover Emily Dickinson – I started Early – Took my Dog – Wallace Stevens – Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird / The Idea of Order at Key West Bach – Capriccio in B flat major ‘On the departure on his beloved brother’ George Herbert – The Pulley / The Collar / Redemption R. S. Thomas – The Coming / The Bright Field Bach – Partita no. 4 in D major

The high spirits of Bach’s famous Italian Concerto give way to a piece composed in sadness on the departure of his brother, which is followed in turn by perhaps the most magnificent of all the dance suites Bach called Partitas. Interlaced with the music, Alex Jennings reads great poems of revelation and consolation.

2pm Pickering Parish church

COME AND SING SARAH LATTO Singers from all over Ryedale work with the inspirational director Sarah Latto in an informal choral workshop. All ages and levels are welcome at this free event and it is not necessary to read music. For more information on how to take part and to reserve a place, please email [email protected]

‘One of the finest British pianists of his generation’ – Gramophone ‘pellucid articulation, a bright and shining sound, absolutely no pedal, and an exuberant delight in these colourful works… as Bach pianism goes, this was as exciting as it gets’ – The Independent

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

[email protected] 01751 475777 Ryedale Festival Box Office, Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA

BOx OFFIcE OPENING TIMES Monday 9.30am to 3.30pm; Tuesday - Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm; Saturday 9.30am to 12.00pm. • Please note that a £2.00 handling charge applies to all bookings. • Credit/Debit card bookings cannot be accepted by email. • Cheques should be payable to ‘Ryedale Festival’. • If acknowledgement is required of your postal booking please include a stamped SAE. • Please be sure to mark name, address and postcode clearly on all correspondence. PRIORITY BOOKING DATES (Priority Booking by post only) Gold: 21st – 27th March Silver: 28th March – 3rd April Friends: 4th – 10th April General Booking and Box Office open from 12th April

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2.30pm Garden of the Worsley Arms hotel, hovingham

GARDEN PARTY Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band A perfect Yorkshire afternoon: a cream tea in picturesque Hovingham with music from one of the county’s finest brass bands.

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4.30pm All Saints’ church, hovingham

FESTIvAl SERvIcE The Revd Tim Robinson Ryedale Festival Singers A short, ecumenical service of thanksgiving for the festival, including music by festival composer in residence Judith Weir.

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5.30pm hovingham hall

FINAl GAlA cONcERT Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Rachel Podger (violin) Haydn – Symphony no. 26 Lamentatione Mozart – Violin Concerto no. 1 in B flat (K.207) J.C. Bach – Symphony in G minor Mozart – Violin Concerto no. 5 in A (K.219)

After an astonishing early symphony by Haydn – witty, charming but also deeply expressive – the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment join their longstanding collaborator Rachel Podger to explore two of Mozart’s greatest violin concertos, alongside an exhilarating but rarely performed symphony by Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian – and more famous than him in 18th century London) that is full of twists, turns and dark passions. Pre-concert and interval bar Concert-goers are invited to picnic in the grounds of Hovingham Hall before the concert from 4.30pm

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Final Gala Concert – OAE and Rachel Podger

Festival Service

Garden Party

Charles Owen /Alex Jennings - Soli Deo Gloria 4

David Rees-Williams Trio

Young Artist Platform 5 – Yorkshire Young Musicians

Come and Sing

Coffee Concert: Young Artist Platform 4 – Echo

Sledmere Double Concert

Coffee Concert: R. Podger /A. Jennings - Soli Deo Gloria 3 Garton on the Wolds Parish Church

John Warrack at 90

Young Artist Platform 3 – Chineke! Juniors

Coffee Concert: I Fagiolini / The 24 - Soli Deo Gloria 2

I Fagiolini – Sacred and Profane

Robert Hollingworth in conversation

Coffee Concert: Ben Appl and Simon Lepper

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Ways with Words – Jess Kidd

Coffee Concert: Kian Soltani and Aaron Pilsan

Alan Bennett's Hymn

Flute/wind masterclass

Coffee Concert: Adam Walker and Tom Poster

Late-Night concert: Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)

Richard Goode (piano)

Fretwork - The World Encompassed

Orchestra of Opera North

Singing masterclass

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Late-Night Concert: Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)

The Bratislava Hot Serenaders

Judith Weir Concert

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Triple Concert

Chi-chi Nwanoku in conversation

Morning Concert: Dvořák series 4

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Young Artist Platform 2 – Adam Heron (piano)

String/chamber music masterclass

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Gabriela Montero (piano)

Coffee Concert: Dvořák series 3

Pre-concert talk – Katy Hamilton

Ryedale Festival Opera: Così fan tutte (2nd performance)

Ways with Words – Lucy Beckett

Coffee Concert: Dvořák series 2

Pre-concert talk – Katy Hamilton

The Nutcracker and I

Ways with Words – Dame Jenni Murray

Ryedale Festival Opera: Così fan tutte (1st performance)

Brass masterclass

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby

Worsley Arms Hotel and Hovingham Hall

Royal Northern Sinfonia and Afternoon Tea Offer Coffee Concert: Young Artist Platform 1 – Matilda Lloyd

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7.30pm York Minster

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Wagner – Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3 of Parsifal

For his final masterpiece, Wagner turned away from themes of power and romantic love towards the sacred realm, aiming to compose a work in which ‘the most sublime mysteries of the Christian faith are openly presented on stage’. His ‘festival play of consecration’ re-tells the ancient story of Parsifal, a ‘holy fool’ made wise through pity and redeemed by a simple act of compassion. Act 3 is the spiritual heart and emotional climax of the work, as Parsifal fulfils his journey towards understanding. After a solemn orchestral prelude to represent the turmoil from which the world must be saved, there follow two scenes of redemption. In the first, Parsifal shares his own transformation with Kundry by baptising her; in the second, he heals the wounds of Amfortas. Between the two scenes, the famous Good Friday Music – which celebrates the day on which the world is

renewed – a moving paean to the beauty of nature that sees springtime as a reflection of the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Day. The work ends with an unforgettable chorus, a symbolic joining of earth and heaven, as boy trebles join a massed chorus while a white dove descends. ‘The hero’s path to compassion and understanding can be a metaphor’ says Pope Francis, ‘to better understand how human beings understand themselves today.’ Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are second to none in this music. Their 2013 Proms performance was described by The Guardian as ‘a constant wonder’ and by The Spectator as ‘miraculous’, while for The Daily Telegraph he and the orchestra found the ‘spiritual halo’ and ‘all the essential pain and anguish’ of the work. Heard in York Minster during Holy Week, this will surely be an unforgettable performance. ‘Elder’s single-minded patience creates a powerful and quietly hypnotic sense of weary sadness, an entirely appropriate feeling of pale grandeur. He controls everything with the surest of touches right up until a deeply moving account of the final bars, and his orchestra are with him every second of the way, playing with sensitivity and feeling, as well as an impressive delicacy of timbre’ – Gramophone

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F ESTIvAl F OcuS JulY 2ND – AuGuST 1ST

ARTISTS IN RESIDENcE

ThE MuSIc OF JuDITh WEIR

YOuNG ARTIST PlATFORM

10am – 5pm daily helmsley Arts centre

Judith Weir (composer in residence) Albion Quartet and Tamsin Waley-Cohen Chineke! and Chi-chi Nwanoku Fretwork I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth

Illuminare, Jerusalem (18th July) Ascending into heaven (18th July) Arise, arise! You slumbering sleepers (20th July) Nuits d’Afrique (20th July) Bagpiper’s String Trio (20th July) King Harald’s Saga (20th July) Piano Trio no. 1 (20th July) Vertue (28th July) My Guardian Angel (28th July) The Song Sung True (28th July)

Matilda Lloyd (14th July) Adam Heron (18th July) Chineke! Juniors (26th July) Echo (28th July) Yorkshire Young Musicians (28th July)

FESTIvAl ExhIBITION

‘AN ORDINARY czEch MuSIcIAN…’ ThE chAMBER MuSIc OF

DvOřáK

Quartet no. 8 in E major (13th July) Quartet no. 10 in E flat Slavonic (13th July) Bagatelles (16th July) Songs my mother taught me I (16th July) String Sextet in A major (op. 48) (16th July) Terzetto (op. 74) (17th July) Songs my mother taught me II (17th July) Piano Quintet in A major (17th July) Sonatina for flute and piano (19th July) Silent Woods (19th July) Serenade for flute, viola and triangle (19th July) String Quintet (op. 97) The American (19th July)

The Ryedale Festival Exhibition features art from the online gallery, HobbyHorse Art. Founded this year by Millie Seligman, it provides a platform to showcase works by both established and up-and-coming artists. The exhibition will include both original works and prints by artists including Julie Cameron, Alice Carter, Lucas Garcia, Millie McCallum and Lincoln Seligman. ‘My exhibition features an eclectic mix of oils, linocuts and watercolours, with the majority of artists exhibiting for the first time in Yorkshire. I look for artists who are able to evoke emotion just from a fleeting glance at their work. Whether they prompt feelings of calm, wonder or even just make you smile, the fact that an artist can affect people's emotions, albeit for just a moment, is for me the magic of art. I am delighted that HobbyHorse Art’s inaugural exhibition is part of the Ryedale Festival’ – Millie Seligman 40

‘SOlI DEO GlORIA’ BACH AND POETRY Fretwork, Alex Jennings (reader) (21st July) I Fagiolini and The 24, Robert Hollingworth (director), Alex Jennings (reader) (26th July) Rachel Podger (violin), Alex Jennings (reader) (27th July) Charles Owen (piano), Alex Jennings (reader) (28th July)

chINEKE! AND BRITISh BME MuSIcIANS Adam Heron (piano) (18th July) Chineke! (19th July) Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Isata KannehMason (piano) (24th July) Chineke! Juniors, Chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass) (26th July)

RYEDAlE FESTIvAl MASTERclASSES AND WORKShOPS In association with Yorkshire Young Musicians Matilda Lloyd (brass) (14th July) Rosalind Ventris (strings and chamber music) (18th July) Elin Manahan Thomas (singing) (21st July) Adam Walker (wind) (23rd July) Sarah Latto (Come and Sing) (28th July)

PRE-cONcERT TAlKS The chamber music of Dvořák (13th July) (16th July) (17th July) (19th July) Chi-chi Nwanoku in conversation with Katy Hamilton (19th July) Judith Weir in conversation with Katy Hamilton (20th July) Robert Hollingworth in conversation with Katy Hamilton (25th July)

FESTIvAl PARTNERS Hallé Orchestra Opera North Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Royal Northern Sinfonia Martin Randall Travel Ltd Yorkshire Young Musicians

FESTIvAl chARITIES Live Music Now

WAYS WITh WORDS Dame Jenni Murray – A History of Britain in 21 Women (15th July) Lucy Beckett – Comedy (16th July) Jess Kidd – The Hoarder (24th July)

St Leonard’s Hospice

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Ryedale500 is a festival initiative to offer 500 tickets for £1 to concert-goers under 25. These tickets are available for a wide variety of festival events, offering young people a chance to explore the festival. Please phone the box office or email [email protected] for more information. Details will also be announced daily on Facebook and Twitter. • Offer starts Monday 2nd July • Offer applies to those aged under 25 at the time of booking • Offer limited to two tickets per person, per event

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F uTuRE D ATES 16th February 2019

chIlTERN ARTS FESTIvAl

RYEDAlE FESTIvAl OPERA ON TOuR Mozart – Così fan tutte 15th – 17th March 2019

RYEDAlE FESTIvAl SPRING WEEKEND Join us for three festival events to mark the arrival of Spring, including the launch of the 2019 Summer Festival programme on 15th March 2019. More details will be available on the festival website soon.

Ampleforth

Abbey, Theatre and Performing Arts Centre YO62 4EN Birdsall St Mary’s Church YO17 9NW Birdsall House YO17 9NR Castle Howard YO60 7DA Easingwold Galtres Centre YO61 3AD St John and All Saints’ YO61 3HH Garton on St Michael the Wolds and All Angels’ YO25 2ES Helmsley Duncombe Park YO62 5EB Helmsley Arts Centre YO62 5DW All Saints’ Church YO62 5AQ Hovingham All Saints’ Church YO62 4LG Hovingham Hall YO62 4LU Worsley Arms Hotel YO62 4LA Kirkdale St Gregory’s Minster YO62 7Tz Lastingham St Mary’s Church YO62 6TN

Malton Norton Old Malton Pickering Scarborough Sherburn Sledmere Slingsby Sowerby York

Milton Rooms YO17 7LX St Peter’s Church YO17 9AE St Mary’s Priory Church YO17 7HB Parish Church YO18 7AW Kirk Theatre YO18 7DL Scarborough Spa YO11 2HD Church of St Martinon-the-Hill YO11 2BT St Hilda’s Church YO17 8PP Sledmere House YO25 3XG All Saints’ Church YO62 4AD St Oswald’s Church YO7 1JG St Lawrence’s Church YO10 3BW Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall YO10 5DD York Minster YO1 7HH

Wednesday 17th April 2019

PARSIFAl AT YORK MINSTER The Hallé perform the Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3 of Wagner’s great final opera at York Minster. 12th – 28th July 2019

RYEDAlE FESTIvAl 2019 Two weeks of great music and arts in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

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The New Malton A relaxed pub serving fresh, seasonal food, wine and cask ales all day, every day. You can find us in CAMRA’S Good Beer Guide 2015 and The Michelin guide since 2014. Open Monday – Saturday 11.30am – 11pm, food served 12pm – 9.00pm, Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm, food served 12pm – 8pm 01653 693 998 The New Malton, 2-4 Market Place, Malton YO17 7LX [email protected]

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BASEMENT PRESS Design and editorial services for your brochures, leaflets, magazines, books and local publishing projects Nicola Chalton and Pascal Thivillon The Old Parsonage Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2PL 01947 897945 www.basementpress.com

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Securing the Future oF the ryedale F eStival the ryedale FeStival exists to enrich the lives of our community by providing access to first rate cultural experiences through its innovative programme of music, literature and creativity – and all on our very beautiful doorstep. It also reaches out to raise aspirations and create opportunity for the widest range of audiences and participants through new commissions, education and valued experience for young performers. However, although the Festival is highly regarded and respected nationally and internationally for its artistic excellence it presently receives no public funds and can only survive and thrive with your help. e Ryedale Festival is very grateful to its members and friends for their regular financial support and we hope this will continue. However, in order to safeguard its continuity, the Ryedale Festival Future Fund (RCN 1168279) was founded in 2015 to maintain and grow an endowment fund to support the Ryedale Festival. Donations to this charity will form part of the permanent capital of the Fund. Donors can therefore have the satisfaction of knowing that their contribution, and the resulting income from it, will provide a long term benefit and security for the Ryedale Festival. e Trustees of the Fund receive no remuneration or expenses and no salaries are paid. Gifts of any amount are welcome as are legacies. As the Ryedale Festival Future Fund is a registered charity there are tax benefits for both donors and the Fund. Lifetime gifts will be eligible for Gift Aid, increasing the value of the gift to the Fund by 25% and potentially providing an income tax saving for the donor, dependent upon their personal tax position. Both lifetime gifts and legacies are free from Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax. help us to ensure that the ryedale Festival remains a sustainable organisation for the cultural and social benefit of so many now and in the future. Cheques payable to “e Ryedale Festival Future Fund” may be sent to the Treasurer, Johnny Minford at Moyola House, 31 Hawthorne Grove, York YO31 7YA Telephone 01904 414471, or for more information contact any of the Trustees: Anthony Gillham (Chairman) (01347 868555), Robin Andrews (07802 484975), Nicholas McMahon Turner (01904 400177), Judith Long (07734 920668), David Barstow (07587 134351) or Richard Shephard If you wish to include a legacy in your Will or to add to it by Codicil please assist your solicitors by showing them the following form of wording.

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“I GIVE the sum of ………………………………………….…. (£ to the Ryedale Festival Future Fund (Registered charity number 1168279)”

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