Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ripon Cathedral Concert 10th October at 7;30pm: The Sacconi String Quartet & Robert Plane

The Ripon Cathedral Concert Society generously donated free tickets to one of the Cathedral concerts in the 2016-2017 season to all the Finalists in this year's Young Musician of the Festival Competition, so it is entirely appropriate here to give details of the first one, to be held on 10th October at 7:30pm.

The Sacconi String Quartet along with renowned clarinettist Robert Plane will perform the following programme:

Mozart;         String Quartet in D K499 Hofmeister
York Bowen;  Phantasy Quartet for bass clarinet and strings
Brahms:        Clarinet Quintet Op 115

Concert-goers may recall that, after their performance in 2014, particularly of Beethoven's Op 132 Quartet, reviewer Tim Robinson wrote, "At the end of the third movement there was a silence so profound, so intense, so visceral, that few in the chancel of Ripon Cathedral will forget it. Time stood still."
    This is the launch concert of a series of six in the new season. The Cathedral Concert Society's website ( has details of where to obtain tickets for this event and information on how to become a Member which gives access to all six concerts. If you have never previously been to a concert in Ripon Cathedral I would urge you to give it a go. It is a really brilliant venue.


    Friday, 9 September 2016

    The syllabus for 2017 has been published

    After several weeks of frantic activity, the syllabus for 2017 has been printed and is on the website here...

    The online entry system is now open.  Access is here...

    If you used the system before, you still have your userid as the email address you used before, and to which we sent you notifications.

    You've possibly forgotten the password, but there is a reset button for that.

    All the entrants you put in last year will still be there, with their ages increased automatically, so you should be good to go.

    Any questions on the syllabus content can be addressed to the Festival Secretary, Linda Wilson, and she will either answer you or find someone who can.