Concert at the Moors National Park Centre, Danby - November 3rd 2017

We're delighted that the Oculi Ensemble are returning to the Moors National Park Centre in Danby at 6.30pm for a concert to include Haydn's string quartet Op.20 No.4 in D major, Beethoven Duo No.1 in C major and Mendelssohn's string quintet No.1 in A major.  Please contact 01439 772737 for tickets (early booking advised).  To book online please follow this link.

Charlotte Scott - violin
Emma Parker - violin
Jon Thorne - viola
Simon Tandree - viola
Pau Codina - cello

Launching the 2018 festival - November 4th (2017)

On November 4th at 7pm we will be unveiling the 2018 tenth anniversary Festival programme and releasing tickets - this is to take place at the glorious St Peter & St Paul church, Pickering.  The Oculi Ensemble will be joined by cellist Jamie Walton in a programme to include Mozart String Quintet No.4 in G minor, Webern Langsamer Satz and Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G major.  Early booking strongly advised!  Available to purchase online (£12.50) through the Tickets page.  Anyone under 35 has free admission. 

Charlotte Scott - violin
Emma Parker - violin
Jon Thorne - viola
Simon Tandree - viola
Pau Codina - cello
Jamie Walton - cello

Recording Ravel

In the middle of this year's North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley and a team of festival musicians took time to record two song cycles by Ravel:  Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and his Chansons Madécasses.  We will be releasing these later in the year alongside Ravel's magnificent piano trio with Hugo Ticciati, Katya Apekisheva and Jamie Walton. 

Recording studio coming soon

We are very excited to announce our plans for the festival’s own recording studio, constructed over the coming months.  Nestled in one of the most spectacular sections of the National Park, work begins around August so do visit our AYRIEL STUDIOS website to explore progress through the footage we will be posting as a video diary.

As we launch this year’s festival (‘Arcadia’) on August 13th we are simultaneously releasing Ayriel Classical’s next recording. Details will be unveiled through the AYRIEL CLASSICAL website in August and this recording includes two songs cycles by Robert Schumann . . .