The Ripon Carol Concert, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, is yet again proving to be enormously popular with nearly 70% of tickets being sold within 24 hours of going on sale.
The annual concert, which is open to the public, is renowned for its high quality music provided by the Aysgarth School choirs and an impressive list of speakers.
This year Queen Mary’s School musicians will also be supporting the concert.
Last year’s concert raised £32,000 that Macmillian then uses to directly benefit those in the region that are affected by cancer. It is Macmillan’s biggest regional fundraiser.
This year’s concert will be held on Thursday December 10 and members of the public are asked to arrive for 7pm so that the concert can begin at 7.30pm.
Tickets prices ranging from £10 to £30 can be bought online (www.riponcarolconcert.co.uk) or from the Cathedral shop. Cost of the ticket includes a glass of sloe gin and mince pie following the performance.
This year’s list of speakers include Julian Norton, star of Channel 5’s Yorkshire Vet; Christine Talbot, British TV journalist and presenter currently working for ITV Yorkshire; Peter Scrope, The Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire; and Claire Singlehurst, Director of Regional Fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support.
Rob Morse, Headmaster at Aysgarth School, said: “The concert is one of the major highlights of the year for the school with over half of our pupils making up the three choirs that will be performing.”
Carole Cameron, Headmistress at Queen Mary’s School said: “We wouldn’t have missed it for the world!”