A recital by pianist Josephine Peach began a new season of free lunchtime concerts at the Cathedral last Thursday.


The popular series of free concerts takes place from 1.15pm on Thursdays throughout the year. Newly-appointed Concerts administrator, Philippa Abrahams, says, “It’s a privilege to be taking over such a successful recital series and there really is something for everyone in the current season. Between September and Christmas, the recitals feature piano, flute, vocal soloists, chamber ensembles, brass groups, a chamber choir and the return of regular visitors to the series, the Music Department of Leeds University.”


The lunchtime concerts take place on Thursdays as this is Ripon’s busy market day. Many concert-goers see their Thursdays in Ripon as a highlight of their week, a musical interlude at lunchtime allowing a welcome break amid shopping, browsing and popping into Ripon’s many wonderful cafes.


For details of lunchtime concerts and the many other events at Ripon Cathedral, please see our online Calendar of Events