Other organisations that we work with in various ways
are proud of the good relations we have with other organisations in the
choral music and in our local communities. Here we show some
them - with links so that you can explore further. (External
links open in a new window.)
Support and resources
Music (formerly the National Federation of Music Societies)
member groups throughout the UK. Besides a national concert diary, MM provides a wide range of
to its members, including the invaluable Programme Notes Bank with more
than 2600 entries.
also a regional arm of MM for Yorkshire and the North East
Arts is the voice of the voluntary arts sector in the
Hambleton District Council area. NYC regularly uses staging
equipment bank, "in2arts".
Information is on
Hambleton Arts' own website .
is our partner for online ticket sales, under a scheme set up by Making
are the main web listings services which we use to publicise our
concerts and avoid clashes as much as possible. You might
useful in planning your own concert-going (for
days when there is no NYC performance, of course!).
Yorkshire Music and Art Events Diary from the Ripon St Cecilia
Forthcoming events by amateur choirs,
orchestras, opera groups and bands in and around Teesside.
Organ and choral events - and other
classical concerts - in the North East and Yorkshire.
of choral concerts throughout the United Kingdom.
We also put our concerts in the general leisure and arts
of our local councils:
whole of North Yorkshire (but not including those of our concerts which
take place outside the county).
Hambleton District includes
Northallerton and Thirsk and some of our other regular venues.
first joined forces with this orchestra, which is the professional wing
of the Ripon St Cecilia Orchestra, at our concert in November 2007.
They have played with us several times since and
we look forward to working with them again in the future.
Cleveland and North
Yorkshire are rich areas for
choral singing, and many of our members sing in
other groups as well. Here are some of our neighbouring mixed
Small mixed choir performing wide variety of music including
annual Christmas concert. No website at present, so
Impressive choir of 100+ which has been giving concerts in Teesside and
beyond since 1968.
Darlington Choral Society Choir of around 100 whose history goes back to the early 1900s.
Singers 45-60 singers,
giving 2 concerts a year in Easingwold.
Choral Society 70-strong choir,
giving 2 concerts plus a Christmas concert each year.
choir based in Thirsk. No website, but telephone 01845 523238
choir in the area (200+ singers), performing 3 or 4 times a year in
Greg Smith, our Chorus Director, is their Accompanist and
Choral Society 70-strong choir in
Hilda's Festival Chorus Mixed-voice
choir of some 70 singers based at St Hilda's Church in Whitby.
& District Choral Society Well-established
choir of about 45 voices. No website, but telephone 01642
700672 for membership enquiries.
bit further away, just over the border into West Yorkshire, is Wetherby
Choral Society, a choir
of 100-plus regular singers. We sang Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with them in Ripon Cathedral
In 2005 we gave
two performances of Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony
jointly with the South
Devon Choir, in Torquay
Central Church and Ripon Cathedral.
try to support charities, especially those which are active in our
Here are some we have raised money for recently:
our concert in December 2008 we raised money for Heart
Research UK , whose "Sing for your Heart" event takes place
for a week before Christmas each year.
from the sale of programmes and a retiring collection at the
performance of Messiah in
Stockton-on-Tees on 25 November 2006 were donated to
Care, Making Music's official charity for that year.
We held an
Open Rehearsal of Vivaldi's Gloria
on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 6 October
2007, and raised £450, divided between Teesside
Hospice and Herriot
both serve our area.
for Hospices is a coordinated "Mexican wave" of musical
around the world every two years on this day.