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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
15 - 18 August 2024
Find out more here
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Come & Play Day
Sunday 1 September 2024

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
Dvorak Symphony No 9

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR

After a fantastic response to the Come and Play Day we held in May, the next one is here!

Join other brilliant orchestral musicians for a day rehearsing these two exciting pieces with Music Director Benjamin Ellin.

Grade 8+ woodwind, brass and percussion. Grade 6+ strings.

£10 to participate. Music provided on the day. Refreshments available.

Sign up here (sign up early to secure a place). 

Rural Arts Summer Series

So I’m not a Princess

Friday, May 24, 2024

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Courthouse

A coming-of-age cabaret told through iconic princess and musical theatre numbers by singing sensation, Eleanor Sandars.

Growing up in the countryside, Eleanor had big dreams of reaching her full Princess potential, complete with Prince, castle, singing animal friends and of course the largest ball gown available. Surrounded by woodlands, sheep, and the ability to sing so loudly she could hear her voice echoing through the land, how could she not believe herself to be a Princess?

Filled with funny childhood and coming of age stories, involving numerous pets, a built-in wardrobe and a first kiss.  Join Eleanor on a voyage of discovery as she reminisces through songs ranging from the most beloved Princess tunes to Musical Theatre’s strongest women how she is in fact not a Princess? Or is she?

More info and tickets here

The Derrick Harris Trio

Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Courthouse

A joyful hour of laid-back jazz for a summer’s evening from an exciting trio of renowned musicians. Well-known as a jazz guitarist, composer and band leader, Derrick is joined by Jose Canha with his toasty bass sound and popular, eclectic percussionist Paul Smith.

More info and tickets here

Native Gallantry

Friday, August 30, 2024

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Courthouse

Catherine Strachan (cello) and Asuka Sumi (baroque violin)

A programme of 18th century music with Scottish and Italian connections. Exploring the links between Scottish fiddle music and baroque string playing, this concert brings together pieces by Italian composers who made Britain their home, such as Geminiani (pictured) and Matteis, with music composed, collected and arranged by local musicians like Oswald, Bremner and Cervetto. Performed on period instruments.

More info and tickets here

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