Royal Northern Sinfonia are heading on tour to enjoy warm and cosy festive nights by candlelight in the North’s most beautiful churches. As part of the Christmas at The Glasshouse series, the Sinfonia are stopping in Ripon and Selby for the first time ever on this tour on Friday 1 December and Wednesday 6 December respectively, both at 7:30pm in the scenic settings of Ripon Cathedral and Selby Abbey.
Directed by leader Maria Włoszczowska and co-leader Kyra Humphreys, the wonderful musicians of Royal Northern Sinfonia will share a programme of the most marvellous and atmospheric melodies to make music lovers feel warm from the inside out. 17th century masters J.S. Bach and Telemann sit side by side with ground-breaking modern composers Huw Watkins and Eric Whitacre in the warm, glittering glow of candlelight.
The festive celebration also rolls into Musselburgh, Sunderland, Kendal, Carlisle, Durham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hexham, Darlington, and Alnwick during the first week of December, taking in more venues than ever before. Running alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia’s performances is their Chorus’ A Choral Nativity, appearing in Hexham, Newcastle, and Hartlepool with a unique re-telling of the Christmas story to mark their 50th birthday.
Tickets and listings for the Royal Northern Sinfonia by Candlelight tour are available on The Glasshouse’s website here.