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Thirsk De Mowbray Music Festival ...

2nd September, 2023.

Thirsk seems to be an up and coming place to visit and enjoy much more this summer, with a recent series of events around the town, along with its James Herriot Museum and Thirsk Museum.

After the successful July Festival local organizers De Mowbray Music, husband and wife team of Ben Ellin, musical director, and Emily Taylor, events organizer, along with Alec Peach as technical producer, once more staged a Festival of arts, dance and music over last weekend around Thirsk’s talented population, which was well attended by local residents and many visitors.

Sponsorship came from Severfield Steel company and White Rose Book Café, and local artist both well known professional and amateur.

Herriot Hospice provided support and refreshments and promoted the new hospice which is being created in the old Lambert hospital on Chapel Street and which needs local involvement and support in every way.

On Friday evening St. Mary’s Church in Thirsk hosted the opening event, a gala Heritage Opera staging of “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Mascagni and Leoncavallo’S “Pagliacci”, with a variety of star names singing and supported by De Mowbray Festival Community Chorus and Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts group. It was well supported and praised by the audience who loved hearing live music locally...

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