The Ryedale Festival takes place from Friday 11 to Sunday 27 July 2014 in one of the most attractive parts of the country, Ryedale in North Yorkshire. With venues ranging from picturesque country churches, theatres and some of the most celebrated stately homes in the country, the Ryedale Festival 2014 presents an impressive seventeen days of opera, concerts and literary events. As well as some great names in the classical music world, Ryedale Festival provides a platform for a number of outstanding, young professionals, many of whom perform in the popular series of Coffee Concerts. No Yorkshire Festival would be complete without a brass band, and we are delighted to welcome Kikbymoorside Brass Band for our Garden Party at on the last day of the Festival.
Key highlights include:
New opera production
Monks of Ampleforth Abbey in rare public performance
Five world premieres commissioned by Ryedale Festival
Triple concert at Castle Howard – one of twenty two venues
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Italian and WW1 strands