Announcing the 2019 festival launch for November 10th (2018)

At the opening of this year's festival on August 12th, tickets will be released for the concert on November 10th to launch next year's festival.  The Oculi Ensemble will be joined by cellist Jamie Walton in a programme to include sextets by Strauss and Brahms as well as Mozart's beautiful string quintet No.3 in St Peter & St Paul, Pickering. Tickets also available online later this month.  In the meantime we're expecting a full house on Sunday  - this year's tenth anniversary festival feels special!

Launch concert dates confirmed for the diary

Although tickets are yet to be released, we have three extra events this winter and tickets will be available as from August during the festival and then after.   So, these are for the diary!

November 9th - Oculi ensemble at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby (6pm)

November 10th - Oculi Ensemble and Jamie Walton at St Peter &  St Paul's Church, Pickering (3pm).  This concert launches and unveils the 2019 festival

December 1st - Jack Liebeck, Jamie Walton, Ambra Albek, Katya Apekisheva and Adam Johnson perform at St Hilda's Priory (7pm) in a programme to include the Mendelssohn piano trios and Schumann's piano quartet

The 2018 festival - November 4th (2017) - launched!

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.

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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.