Thank you to all those who braved to snow to create such an impressive audience for Trio Ayriel on March 3rd - just goes to show how important music is to people's lives and why we must continue to deliver more!
Thank you to the Oculi Ensemble who returned, performing Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn to another full house. Touching to know that winter nights and venues in the heart of the moors don't hamper enthusiasm for concert goers! t
On November 4th at 7pm we unveiled the 2018 tenth anniversary Festival programme and released tickets - this took place at the glorious St Peter & St Paul church, Pickering to a full house despite the freezing outside temperatures! The Oculi Ensemble was joined by cellist Jamie Walton in a programme which included Mozart's String Quintet No.4 in G minor, Webern Langsamer Satz and Brahms String Sextet No.2 in G major.
£500 off to Yorkshire Air Ambulance - from selling Alice O'Neill's ice-creams at the festival intervals.
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.
This year's festival was the most successful to date - all eleven concerts enjoyed capacity audiences, some events selling out well in advance. We welcomed new faces too which is always a joy for us. What an incentive as we head towards our tenth anniversary!
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 . . .