Festival 2014

The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky)

Date: Thursday 12th June at 7.00pm Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky) Chamber Domaine conducted by Thomas Kemp Edward Fox OBE (narrator) Walter Van Dyk (devil) Matthew Sharp (soldier) Dancers from English National Ballet James Streeter (choreography) The 21st Northern Aldborough Festival opens with a breath-taking new production …


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La finta semplice (Mozart)

Date: Friday 13th June at 7.00pm Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

La finta semplice (Mozart) Bampton Classical Opera Jeremy Gray (director) Andrew Griffiths (conductor) This year’s opera production is a comic gem composed by the 12-year-old Mozart, served up by one of the UK’s leading summer festival opera companies, Bampton Classical …


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Polly Gibbons with the James Pearson Trio

Date: Saturday 14th June at 7.30pm Venue: The Old Hall, North Deighton

Polly Gibbons with the James Pearson Trio James Pearson Trio Polly Gibbons (vocals) The all-star James Pearson Trio is the resident band at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Here they accompany the prodigiously talented young vocalist Polly …


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La Mer Trio

Date: Monday 16th June at 11am Venue: Bramham Park, Wetherby

La Mer Trio Renate Sokolovska (flute), Hannah Stone (harp), Maja Wegrzynowska (viola) This young trio boasts an unusual but sympathetic combination of instruments, flute, viola and harp. The harpist is Hannah Stone, who holds the distinguished position of Royal Harpist …


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Consortium5 Recorder Consort

Date: Tuesday, 17th June at 11am Venue: Rudding Park Chapel, Harrogate

Consortium5 Recorder Consort Consortium5 are a unique kind of recorder quintet. With a diversity that defies belief, they perform everything from traditional renaissance-era recorder music, through to modern compositions that stretch the capacities of their specially built instruments. Artists Consortium5’s …


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The Nemtsov Duo

Date: Tuesday, 17th June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

The Nemtsov Duo Mikhail Nemtsov (cello), Elena Nemtsova (piano) A founding ethos of The Northern Aldborough Festival is a commitment to nurturing and showcasing young talent. Few young musicians have the jaw-dropping talent of this young brother and sister duo, …


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The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo

Date: Wednesday 18th June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe (pianos) Right now, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are arguably the most exciting piano duo in the world. Hailed as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and …


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Baron Čičić (baroque violin)

Date: Thursday 19th June at 11am Venue: Stockeld Park, Wetherby

Baron Čičić (baroque violin) Many of the Baroque period’s leading composers wrote significant works for solo violin, including Bach, Telemann and Tartini. These works, often fiendishly difficult to play, coax the ear into a unique sound world in which the …


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Manus Noble

Date: Friday 20th June at 11am Venue: Old Sleningford, North Stainley

Manus Noble (guitarist) An exciting new guitar talent who has been tipped for success by some of the world’s leading guitarists including Craig Ogden and Gary Ryan, Manus Noble is just 25 years old. Artist ‘Another future star was sighted …


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Dixit Dominus (Handel), Motets (Bach)

Date: Friday 20th June at 7.30pm Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Aldborough

Dixit Dominus (Handel), Motets (Bach) La Nuova Musica Directed by David Bates One could scarcely imagine a more joyous ending to the classical programme than this programme of choral works including Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Motets! La Nuova Musica’s …


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Last Night Outdoor Concert

Date: Saturday 21st June, gates open 5.30pm Venue: The Grounds of Aldborough Manor

Last Night Outdoor Concert The Chicago Blues Brothers The Coopers The festival’s closing event attracts around 1000 people to the stunning grounds of Aldborough Manor. Guests are free to picnic in the grounds and watch the entertainment on the main …


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