Welcome to Ripon International Festival – a world-class celebration of great orchestras, choral, chamber and folk concerts, jazz, gypsy, candlelit recitals, in magnificent Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall – Harrogate’s “Palace of Gold”, Markenfield Hall – moated mediaeval manor, and historic village churches. Come and experience the festival’s distinctive atmosphere in an area full of history and natural beauty.

The 21st Ripon International Festival


6th September - 6th October 2018

+ 21st June Poetry Event - Shore 2 Shore with Carol Ann Duffy

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Our thrilling programme includes The Villiers Quartet at Markenfield Hall (6th Sept), Choral Concert with the Gesualdo Six (Sat 8th) London Mozart Players at Ripon Cathedral: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven (15th Sept), Kathryn Tickell (29th Sept), Royal Northern Sinfonia Grande Finale: Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela, Elgar Cello Concerto and Sibelius Symphony No 1 at the Royal Hall (6th Oct)   Go to What’s On for full details and booking





London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players



Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Ripon Select Foods, The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Barclays, Booths, The R.E. Chadwick Charitable Trust, The Coulthurst Trust, Express Group, Stephen Harker & Janet Cole, Lithgow Perkins LLP, The W.W. Spooner Trust, The Thackray Quest;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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