Welcome to Ripon International Festival – a world-class celebration of great orchestras, chamber and folk concerts, recitals, drama, literature and beautiful puppetry in magnificent Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall - Harrogate’s “Palace of Gold”, Markenfield Hall – unique moated mediaeval manor, and ancient village churches. Join us in September to experience the festival’s distinctive atmosphere and outstanding performances.

 Nineteenth Festival - 2nd - 17th September 2016



To view full programme and book tickets go to  What’s On 





ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA  at Ripon Cathedral (Sat 10th)

Alexander Sitkovetsky

Alexander Sitkovetsky

Janusz Piotrowicz  conductor

Alexander Sitkovetsky violin

Weber Overture Oberon,

Bruch Violin Concerto -

Schubert Symphony no 9 in C “The Great”


LONDON MOZART PLAYERS at the Royal Hall Harrogate (Sat 17th)

Janusz Piotrowicz conductor

Daniel Bates oboe

Mendelssohn Symphony no 4 “Italian”, Mozart Oboe Concerto,  Beethoven Symphony no 7






Special thanks to our Sponsors: Ripon Select Foods – Principal Sponsor, Barclays, Booths, The Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation, The Coulthurst Trust, Mr. Stephen Harker,  Lithgow Perkins LLP, Piccadilly Motors, The Thackray Quest, Wolseley UK;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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