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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With two extremely successful performances in Ripon Cathedral of a one-hour programme including Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll", Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Beethoven's 8th Symphony.  Our programme for 2022 will be published as soon as possible.

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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 ...

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St. Cecilia Concerts

Winter Warmer
Sat 29th Jan 2022
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Spring Concert
Sat 30th Apr 2022
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Summer Is Icumen In
Sat 11th Jun 2022
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Autumn Gala Concert (Part 1)
Sat 8th Oct 2022
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Autumn Gala Concert (Part 2)
Sun 9th Oct 2022
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Winter Concert
Sat 28th Jan 2023
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Spring Concert
Sat 29th Apr 2023
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Summer Concert
Sat 17th Jun 2023
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Special Gala Concert
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
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St Cecilia Orchestra Programme