Ripons St Cecilia Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest non-professional orchestras in the country. At its most spectacular, it is an exceptionally fine and very large symphony orchestra, often working with top international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances of some of the most demanding large-scale works in the repertoire.
It began life in the early 1990s, when a small group of local instrumentalists got together to accompany Ripon Cathedral Choir at its annual concert to celebrate St Cecilia’s Day.
It still relishes this close connection with the Cathedral, performing regularly for services and other special occasions, but it has also developed into a community orchestra par excellence, drawing its players from a wide area and performing in a variety of other guises, in a whole range of sizes, playing all types of music from 1600 to the present day.
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