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
Grieg’s popular Holberg Suite, a supremely crafted work harking back to classical times, opens the concert. The strings are then joined by Yorkshire Tenor, Nicholas Watts, and horn player Catherine Hewitt (a regular principal player with St Cecilia) in Britten’s atmospheric song cycle exploring the calm and sinister aspects of night. After the interval, the strings take to the stage alone again in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence - a virtuosic masterwork, bursting at the seams with love and joy for the city he adored.
Tickets available on line from www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-cecilia, from Harrogate Theatre, Little Ripon Bookshop and on the door.