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Concerts take place once a month, normally on Mondays in the quire of Ripon Cathedral, and start at 7.30. Parking is available in the Council Car Park, behind Sainsburys (3 minutes by foot from the Cathedral). Parking is free after 6pm. Refreshments are available during the interval. Please note that due to restoration work in the Quire, our opening concert on 14th October with the Albion Quartet and the concert on 9 December with O Duo will be taking place in Holy Trinity Church, Kirby Road, Ripon HG4 2EY.
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Ashley RICHES baritone and Sholto KYNOCH piano
Monday 09 March 2020 19:30
Holy Trinity Church, Ripon
Kerner Lieder Op.35
Experience extremes of elation and despair as Baritone Ashley Riches and pianist Sholto Kynoch (director of The Oxford Lieder Festival) perform two great song cycles by Schumann.
Dichterliebe (‘A Poet’s Love’) is a celebration of his happiness with his beloved Clara and their togetherness, but it is also a remembrance of the enormously difficult time they’d had when perhaps they both thought this wasn’t going to work and they wouldn’t be allowed to be together.’
Liederkreis - journeys, circles, and integrated personal relationships illuminate the personal paradox called Life.
Robert Schumann – Letter to Clara (February 1840)
‘Oh my Clara, what bliss it is to write songs. I can’t tell you how easy it has become for me…it is music of an entirely different kind which doesn’t have to pass through the fingers…I should like to sing myself to death, like a nightingale!’
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Membership entitles you to free tickets to the series of 6 winter concerts, the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for your friends, and participate and vote at our AGM which generally includes an informal recital or lecture and a reception. Above all, membership enables you to hear music you may never have heard before on a regular basis performed by leading national and international artists, generally in the magical setting of Ripon Cathedral.
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