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Festival dates 2024 – 5th September – 9th October

Preview: Great Classics Concert

~ Tchaikovsky’s Fifth ~ Royal Northern Sinfonia

Ripon Cathedral – 21 September – 7.30

Rossini: Overture Semiramide
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Janusz Piotrowicz – conductor
‘celestial surrealism… power and introspection… a profound performance… full of integrity’ 
The Guardian

Jennifer Pike – violin
‘from child prodigy to superbly graceful virtuoso’ 
The Times

Thank you to our wonderful Artists, Audiences, Sponsors, Friends and Team of Volunteers for a memorable 25th Anniversary 2023!


Hallé Orchestra –
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch
London Mozart Players –
Beethoven Symphony No 7
Dvorak New World Symphony
Alexander McCall Smith
Ian McMillan
Miklós Perényi
Red Priest
Royal Northern Sinfonia –
Schubert Symphony No 9
Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra –
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
St. Nikolai Choir of Moscow –
Rachmaninov Vespers
Stile Antico
Clare Teal
Wihan Quartet
John Williams

2024 Events

Author & Historian Philippa Langley

Janusz Piotrowicz – piano

The Busch Trio

Brighouse & Rastrick Band

Shu Jiang – In Tune with Nature: A Musical Journey of China

Quatuor Agate

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Louise Thomson – harp

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster

ZRI & the Café Danube

Folk Concert – Leveret

Atea Quintet

Duo Dorado

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

Our sponsors

The Festival Friends
The Coulthurst Trust
The WW Spooner Trust
Anne & Martin Curzon
Mrs. Christin Thackray