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Exciting events and projects are planned to run throughout the year, and on this page you will find out what is going on. Look out for community projects that you can get involved in and professional concerts for you to enjoy. 

De Mowbray Music Festival 2023
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De Mowbray Music is excited to announce the upcoming De Mowbray Music Festival 2023, taking place 18-20 August. Formerly known as the Thirsk Hall Festival, De Mowbray Music Festival will bring Opera, Jazz and Film to the stage, with the same high quality and some extra surprises along the way. To learn more about the exciting events, please see below...

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Tickets available online, from White Rose Bookshop in Thirsk, or on the door (subject to availability)


Friday 18 Aug - Cav & Pag: Double Bill Operas - Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci are combined in this double bill performance. Enter the twisted, love entangled lives of Turrido and Pagliacci in these two one-act operas. Heritage Opera, directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes, are accompanied by the Festival Orchestra and Chorus. 

Running time: Approx. 3 hours with an interval

St. Mary's Church, Thirsk, 7pm

Saturday 19 Aug - Musical Trail - From 10am-5pm there will be musical acts popping up around Thirsk. Can you find them all? From cafe courtyards to green open spaces, what will you discover? Perfect for families! Collect your clues sheet from White Rose Book Shop, Thirsk, from 9.45am (but anytime is fine!) and follow the trail around town. There will be singing, dancing and music of all kinds, includung Samba which you can all join in with! 

In and around Thirsk, between 10am-5pm. Free event!

Saturday 19 Aug - Evening of Jazz - The band will be entertaining with classics from Frank Sinatra to Nina Simone. The racecourse provides a lovely setting, with the roof terrace and bar available throughout the evening. This promises to be a spectacular evening of well-known jazz charts with top-quality performers including vocals by Eleanor Sandars.

Chestnut Suite, Thirsk Racecourse, 7pm

Sunday 20 August - Film & Orchestra - The Festival Orchestra return to The Ritz Cinema in Thirsk, this time to provide the soundtrack for Charlie Chaplin's 'Shoulder Arms' set in France during World War I. Closing this year's festival, the chance to bring a live orchestra to one of England's oldest cinemas is rare and an exciting way to collaborate between film and music. 

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk, 3pm


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