Announcing the line-up for this year’s festival

. . and the Extra Events this Autumn and Winter

I have just booked my tickets for  North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 2015 recital of 
SCHUBERT String trio in B flat D581
RAVEL Sonata for violin and cello
FRANÇAIX String trio in C
 taking place on Sunday 23rd August  2pm at St Hilda’s, Danby YO21 2NH
this is just a stones throw from us.  

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival venue

St Hilda’s Church in Danby Dale a beautiful setting.

The rest of this amazing Festival takes place in and around the glorious North York Moors.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 2015
  A message from Jamie Walton
I am delighted to reveal the roster of musicians taking part in our seventh North York Moors Chamber Music Festival – some familiar faces and some new. Those of you who enjoyed the Cremona Quartet will be pleased to see their return not just in October (25th and 26th) but also for the 22nd August (St Martin-on-the-hill), a concert which is a particular thrill for us what with a world premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ ‘A Sea of Cold Flame’ for cello, baritone and string quartet written especially for us (to be published by Boosey & Hawkes). Early booking is highly recommended for this concert as publicity is strongly anticipated and the concert also features Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet and a stunning Berlioz song with Claire Booth as soprano. We are also delighted to include an extra church in Pickering (21st August): the magnificent St Peter and St Paul’s in an electrifying programme which includes Priya Mitchell and Katya Apekisheva as soloists in Chausson’s ‘Concert’ and Claire Booth/Adam Johnson in Fauré’s song cycle ‘La Bonne Chanson’. Tickets are flying so I thank you, the audience, for your continued enthusiasm! We are all very excited by this year’s festival in terms of repertoire and line-up – we hope to make it the most exciting yet.
There are exciting new concerts post festival on the Extra Events page – some details are yet to be released so this is more for the diary (such as the 2016 festival/record label launch on the 7th November 2015.) Dates to reserve are October 25th and 26th, November 6th, 7th and 8th, January 17th 2016 – these include appearances at Milton Rooms (Malton), Teesside Music Society (Stokesley) and the Moors National Park Centre with two concerts in collaboration with an exhibition of Carol Tyler’s paintings (early booking highly recommended as numbers are limited). Tickets will be available directly from these organisations except for the concert on November 7th via – these will be released start of July and throughout the festival itself on the door. This concert will also launch the new record label set up for the festival where the debut CD will be available to purchase exclusively for the festival audience.

Meanwhile, our resident double-bassist Anthony Williams is soloist this Saturday, 20th June, 7.30pm at St Hilda’s Church (Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EG) with the St Hilda’s Festival Orchestra in Vanhal’s double-bass concerto. The programme includes the glorious Dvorak Wind Serenade Op.44 and Haydn’s Symphony No.104 – do come if you can!

Many thanks – we thoroughly look forward to opening the festival and seeing you all on August 16th 2pm (Guisborough). A glorious programme featuring harp, flute, strings – and Ravel’s masterpiece: his Introduction and Allegro. Very best wishes! Jamie