Nidderdale Community Choir 10th Anniversary Concert

The Nidderdale Community Choir will be showcasing their harmonious talents on the stage of the delightful Pateley Bridge Playhouse on Saturday 8th June. The singers have been rehearsing diligently and would love you to come and join them on a summer’s evening as they perform both classical and contemporary pieces. The concert will also have special significance since it will mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Nidderdale Community Choir, which has been such a vital part of life in the dale. It will be a celebratory occasion for both the performers and the audience.
The performance will be held in the Pateley Bridge Playhouse on 8th June, beginning at 7.00pm with all tickets costing £6.50. Tickets are on sale now and booking will be from the website www.pateleyplayhouse.co.uk

Summer Concert - 'Brahms, Barons and Brandenburg'

A programme featuring some of the greatest ever German composers: the last of Bach’s iconic Brandenburg Concertos meets Brahms’ sunny and gentle Serenade, plus all of the best melodies from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavelier.
Billed by the Bach Society of the Netherlands as ‘The Revenge of the Violas’, Bach‘s final Brandenburg concerto eschews tradition by placing the viola (Bach’s own instrument of choice) centre stage. Two viola players take the starring roles, supported by two ‘viola de gamba’s (in this concert, cellos), solo cello and continuo. Brahms’ Serenade in A Major is an early work with warm and gracious melodies. Forays into roaming harmonies and intricate cross rhythms foretell the thumbprints of Brahms’ mature style to come. Strauss’ comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier, with its numerous waltzes, glamorous Viennese setting and of course, a Baron, is notable for its great melodies. Hear them all in this new arrangement for symphonic wind by Nigel Shore!
Tickets available online from Ticketsource (www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-cecilia), from Harrogate Theatre, Little Ripon Bookshop and on the door.

Paulinus Singers Songs for 200

Songs for 200
For a wonderful Spring Evening’s entertainment on Saturday 11th May
Paulinus Singers introduce their new Musical Director, Shaun Turnbull, with an exciting and varied programme of choral pieces
by Finzi, Bairstow, Elgar, Moeran, Francis Jackson, Taverner and Rutter, Byrd, Philips, and Palestrina

Paulinus Singers are delighted to help their base church celebrate its 200th anniversary, hence the concert’s title.

The church is in the village of Sharow near Ripon with a large car park
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Plínio Fernandes & Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Bringing the 2024 Music Festival to a close are two incredible talents, Braimah Kanneh-Mason and Plínio Fernandes.

An exciting young guitar and violin duo, both musicians have been hailed for their talents. Plínio was named on Forbes Brazil’s Under 30 list, a Rising Star by Classic FM and more recently he received the Revelação Award at the 30th Annual Prêmio da Música Brasileira. Guitarist Plínio was born into a family of musicians in São Paulo, Brazil and his musical education led him to receiving a full scholarship to attend the International Campos do Jordao Winter Festival, the biggest festival in Latin America, where he gave recitals and performed in chamber concerts in around 35 cities throughout Brazil and Chile.

Braimah Kanneh-Mason is a dynamic and versatile young violinist, experienced on the international stage as a member of the Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio, Festival Academy Budapest Ensemble and Kaleidoscope Collective. Braimah is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where he was a scholarship student with Mateja Marinkovic and Jack Liebeck, winning the Harold Craxton Prize, the John McAslan Prize and the Dame Ruth Railton Chamber Music Prize.

Apollo5 - A Concert by Candlelight

Harrogate welcomes the exquisite and critically acclaimed choral vocal group, Apollo5 this summer. The group comprises of a soprano, mezzo-soprano, two tenors and a bass, the ensemble is well known for its rich and dynamic performances that bring to life a wonderfully versatile programme of classical, contemporary and imaginative interpretations of different genres from folk to jazz and even pop.

The group will be performing their Invocations programme. Here are some highlights you can expect to hear on the night, with many more surprises to delight your senses!

Esther Abrami

We’re thrilled to welcome the social media sensation, Esther Abrami to our Summer Music Festival in Harrogate! Join us as we are dazzled by her sensational talents, at just 26 years of age, Esther is bringing classical music to the masses and inspiring a community worldwide.

Esther studied at the Royal College of Music and completed her master’s degree at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, she is considered one of the most promising young classical artists of her generation and has been appointed Creative Partner and Artist in Residence by the English Symphony Orchestra.

Esther plays a fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin, kindly loaned to her through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Esther is set to delight us with a mix of traditional classical reportoire alongside works from her new album Cinema.

Grand Symphonic Winds

Harrogate welcomes the stateside-based wind ensemble with a reputation for excellence, Grand Symphonic Winds. Renowned for performing unique and diverse works, the ensemble will undoubtedly entertain and broaden our musical horizons, providing an excellent means to hear music recently composed from around the world.

The conductor for the evening will be Matthew J. George, currently the John Ireland Distinguished Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Orchestras.

Elevate your evening and join us in giving a warm Harrogate welcome to the Grand Symphonic Winds.

The Maxwell Quartet

1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.

They bring a programme of folk music, with a smattering of classical favourites, perfect for relaxing on the final Sunday of the Spiegeltent.

Punjabi Roots - Live at the Spiegeltent

Back by popular demand! Bradford based dance company Punjabi Roots performed at last year’s Carnival in Harrogate and we’re excited to invite them to perform a set of pop classics with an Indian flavour in the Spiegeltent this summer!

Well known for their Academy, they offer a wide range of Indian creative arts and music workshops from Punjabi DJing to Indian Dhol Drumming to inspire the next generation in all things imaginative and musical.

Join us for a fun-filled evening of energetic entertainment with Punjabi Roots back to set the stage ablaze in the Spiegeltent this summer!

Booths are priced £150. Purchasing a booth grants entry for 6 people to the event.

Mica Sefia

Mica Sefia is a contemporary soul singer, combining simplicity of spoken word and heavy rock influences to create atmospheric full sound, powered by her band to give full impact of sound and emotion.

Expect blues, soul, and rock – both covers and Mica’s own songs – in this Friday night gig. The main gig will be followed by an acoustic set from Mica, while the drinks keep flowing, so you can enjoy the late night in the Spiegeltent.

Mica has performed at Sofar Sounds in Leeds, London and Nottingham.

House of Burlesque + Silent Disco

The UK’s top satirical showgirls are thrilled to return to Harrogate for a night of the risque and raucous, going right back to the subversive roots of British Burlesque. Join UK Queen Tempest Rose and the stars of HOB straight from London’s West End for a glamorous and uplifting burlesque cabaret, followed by our legendary Silent Disco afterparty. As seen on BBC 1, MTV, Channel 4 and ITV.

Dress code: Adorn yourself with sparkles to come join us in world where all are welcome to shine bright like a diamond.

After the show, it’s time to grab your headphones and join us on the dance floor for an iconic Silent Disco. With DJs playing tunes from all decades and genres guaranteed to get you feeling fierce and fabulous on the dance floor.

Elevate your House of Burlesque Experience with one of our VIP booths. Purchasing a booth grants entry for 6 people to the event and includes a bottle of fizz on arrival.

Gypsy Queens

We are thrilled to announce the return of The Gypsy Queens to the Spiegeltent this summer! They were a storming sellout success in 2022 and we can’t wait to hear and see them again in Harrogate.

The Gypsy Queens are a French band, originally formed in Nice by the Italian singer, Didier Casnati, who claims “we are the most famous band you have never heard of”.

The band play an extensive repertoire of multi-lingual covers, with a rich vocal style likened to bands like The Beach Boys and The Beatles. They are much celebrated in the party circuit, once discovered by the likes of Sir Elton John and Nicolas Sarkozy, they are all singers and are well known for their entertaining performance on stage.

They have had success with a number of hits and have performed at Glastonbury Festival. The band has recorded with Larry Klein (who worked with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) at The Village in Los Angeles and more recently in 2022, their single ‘L’Americano’ was featured in the Netflix movie “Love in the villa”, directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

Join us for a fun-filled evening of uplifting entertainment with The Gypsy Queens back to set the stage alight in Harrogate!