Echos: North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 2024

Echos North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 2024


11 to 24 August 2024The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival is set to return for its 16th consecutive season this August, following record audience figures last summer. This year’s festival is titled Echos.

Festival Highlights

  • Combines moorland churches with an acoustically-treated venue in the grounds of Welburn Manor, near Kirkbymoorside.
  • Attracts international artists, many of whom take up residencies for the entire fortnight.
  • Features performances by renowned musicians including violinists Alena Beava, Benjamin Baker, and Charlotte Scott; pianists Vadym Kholodenko, Katya Apekisheva, Daniel Lebhardt, and Leeds International Piano Competition prize-winner Ariel Lanyi; clarinettist Matthew Hunt; and local mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley from Yarm.
  • Includes a Young Artists Focus.

Concert Programme

The festival will present 14 afternoon and evening concerts featuring music by:

  • Schubert
  • Rachmaninoff
  • Mozart
  • Schumann
  • Elgar
  • Debussy
  • Mendelssohn
  • 20th-century classics

Each concert will guide the audience through a narrative of specific themes, offering thought-provoking music that pushes boundaries.


In addition to Welburn Manor, concerts will be held at various churches, including:

  • St Michael’s, Coxwold
  • St Mary’s, Lastingham
  • St Hilda’s, Danby
  • St Hedda’s, Egton Bridge

Festival Curator’s Insight

Festival curator and internationally renowned cellist Jamie Walton commented:

“Expect to be stirred, thrilled, and at times moved. These concerts are intense for both the audiences and artists but often revelatory and transformative; there’s a palpable sense of common purpose and feeling between all those who are there participating in the experience, either on stage or as a listener. It’s a profoundly reassuring experience, and one which we all cherish.”


  • Individual concert tickets: £15
  • Free for under-30s
  • Season ticket for all 14 concerts: £150

To book tickets, please email, call 07722 038990, or visit

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11th Aug - 24th Aug, 2024
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