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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OUR NEXT CONCERT - SATURDAY 22nd JUNE - HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, RIPON

BANG THE DRUM FOR THE STRINGS!

A strings and percussion programme featuring Bartok's amazing "Music for Strings Percussion & Celeste", Rodion Shchedrin's entertaining "Carmen Suite" for Strings & Percussion,, Debussy's "Danse sacree et danse profane" for harp & strings and Elgar's magnificent "Introduction & Allegro" for strings with solo string quartet.


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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 ...

Upcoming
St. Cecilia Concerts

Bang the Drum for the Strings!
Sat 22nd Jun 2019
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Special Gala Concert
Sat 12th Oct 2019
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Winter Warmer
Sat 15th Feb 2020
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Spring Concert
Sat 25th Apr 2020
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Summer Concert
Sun 14th Jun 2020
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Special Gala Concert
Sat 10th Oct 2020
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St Cecilia Orchestra Programme

A programme for the concert will be made available to download from the concert detail page 48 hours before the concert.