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

 Nineteenth Festival - 2nd - 17th September 2016


A preview of some of this year’s artists:


Janusz Piotrowicz conducts two magnificent programmes:


Royal Northern Sinfonia at Ripon Cathedral    (Sat 10th)

Box Tale Soup Theatre Titania and Oberon

Box Tale Soup Theatre Titania and Oberon

Weber Overture Oberon, Bruch Violin Concerto -

soloist  Alexander Sitkovetsky,

Schubert Symphony no 9 in C “The Great”


London Mozart Players at the Royal Hall Harrogate (Sat 17th)

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


Kathryn Tickell, Red Priest, The Busch Piano Trio, The Carnival Band, Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Joglaresa, Music at Markenfield: Sound Collective, Duo Diez, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Alison Weir, Box Tale Soup Theatre, Lempen Puppets




On sale date and further events to be posted soon



















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


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