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. 

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 . . .