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Summer Music Series

This summer Rural Arts is teaming up with Thirsk-based music curators, De Mowbray Music, to present three laid-back Friday evening concerts. Each lasting around an hour, they’re a chance to greet the weekend in style, joined by talented performers from a range of musical backgrounds.

The series includes a family-friendly musical theatre cabaret on 24 May, followed by laid-back jazz on 7 June and baroque strings on 30 August. Series curator, Benjamin Ellin, has brought together some of the finest musicians from across the country. Ben is Director of Music at De Mowbray Music, founded in 2020 to build on the array of arts in the area, and ensure music is at the forefront of the local conscience. The charity runs the popular summer De Mowbray Music Festival as well as Come and Play days and other community music events and activities.

Ben is also Music Director of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, co-founder, conductor and composer of the contemporary-fusion ensemble Tafahum, Principal Conductor of the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra and President of Pembroke Academy of Music, London.

The Summer Music Series kicks off with Eleanor Sandars’ So I’m not a Princess on Friday 24th May. Each concert starts at 6.30pm and tickets are £10 (£8 for concessions).

The Derrick Harris Trio on Friday 7th June.

Native Gallantry on Friday 30th August.