17th June 2018

“Light Fantastic”

Sunday 17th June

Richmondshire Orchestra is dipping into Britain’s unique and wonderful light orchestral music heritage. After years of neglect our light music is at last being recognized as a vibrant and important part of musical life and heritage, with performances on air and at the Proms, notably by John Wilson and his orchestra.

Richmondshire Orchestra has chosen old favourites such as Binge’s Elizabethan Serenade,  Coate’s Calling all Workers, Farnon’s Westminster Waltz, Sullivan’s Overture to The Mikado and Ernest Tomlinson’s Suite of English Folk Dances. However, there will be the unusual addition of bass guitar and drum kit for the highlight of the concert- the first Yorkshire performance by a full symphony orchestra of Lennon/McCartney’s Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in an orchestration by the rock musician and composer Dee Palmer.


14.30 Doors open
15.00 Concert begins
15.45 Interval
16.15 Concert resumes
17.00 Close

Why not join us for Sunday lunch and make it an afternoon of great food and inspiring and entertaining music?  Sunday lunch will be served in The Garden Rooms Restaurant from 11.30am. Click here for a sample of the Sunday lunch menu.


Adults £10

School age children free of charge.

To buy tickets for the concert and to book a table for lunch please call The Garden Rooms on 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

Tickets are also available through www.richmondshireorchestra.org.uk at the same price through WeGotTickets

They are also available from Orchestra members.

About Richmondshire Orchestra

Richmondshire Orchestra is a thriving community orchestra, formed in 1970.  It meets weekly in Richmond during term time, and draws players from a wide area of the Dales , North Yorkshire and County Durham. Over the years it has had several conductors, most recently Alex Lewis.  Alex is an experienced orchestral conductor, working with Tynedale Orchestra, and New Tyneside Orchestra. He also works with the music centre in North Tyneside directing a number of ensembles.


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