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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St. Cecilia Concerts

Special Gala Concert (Hopefully!)
Sat 2nd Oct 2021
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What's on at St. Cecilia

From Elgar to Shchedrin.....

.....via Bartok and Debussy!  A bit of a musical journey here.  Elgar’s luscious Introduction and Allegro is quite unusual in the string repertoire with its scoring ...

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When did you last hear.....

......Schubert's wonderful fifth Symphony?   It's such a gem but it seems, at least to me, to have fallen out of favour in recent years.  We're looking forward to putting this right on 2nd F ...

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Season Tickets

Next season, for the first time, we have introduced Season Tickets.  For only £60 or £55 for over 60's, you can go to all four of our concerts in 2019; two in the cathedral and two in Holy T ...

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Two for the price of one

Peter Donohoe is the star soloist in our concert on Saturday 20th October in Ripon Cathedral.  Having been asked to play Beethoven's 5th piano concerto with us, he also offered to throw in Bach's ...

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Martin Roscoe

With an extraordinary career spanning over 4 decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists.
Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in ...

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Ensemble Elata

The Ensemble Elata includes pianist Anna Tilbrook, violinists Tom Norris and Eleanor Fagg, cellist Louisa Tuck and guest violist Philip Dukes.
They will be playing two well-contrasted piano quintet ...

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Splendid Jewel

The Marian theme brings together composers from across Europe and North America; the charms of Paulus's Splendid Jewel and Willan's contemplative miniatures are set against the grandeur of Victoria an ...

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