The 2022 Festival will run from Sat 28 May to Sat 11 June. Tickets go on sale on Monday 14 March at 09:00. 

50th Anniversary Gala Concert: Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 28 May 2022 19:30 - 21:30

Event No: 1

Swaledale Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Venue: Ripon Cathedral

Conductor: Peter Stallworthy
Leader: Jo Lawrence

Zoë Brookshaw (soprano), William Towers (alto), Nicholas Pritchard (tenor) and Nicholas Mogg (bass)

A celebratory curtain-raiser for Swaledale Festival’s 50th anniversary year, and the Festival’s first ever event in a cathedral. The concert features the combined forces of the Swale Singers and Richmondshire Choral Society, with a superb period instrument orchestra and four internationally acclaimed soloists. Wine and soft drinks will be available in the interval.

Adult £20, Under 25 £3

Generously supported by Joan Graveson in memory of Gavin