The Academy of St Olave's

The City of York's leading chamber orchestra, based in the beautiful setting of St Olave's Church, Marygate, in York


The Academy of St Olave’s is the City of York’s leading chamber orchestra, based in the beautiful setting of St Olave’s Church, Marygate, in York

Our next concert will be on Saturday 19th September 2015 at 8 pm in St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York.

Jessie's Fund 20th Anniversary Concert

27 June 2015 PosterSearching the Skies

Saturday 27 June 2015, 8pm

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

Director: Alan George, Leader: Claire Jowett
  • BEETHOVEN: Overture The Consecration of the House, Op 124
  • DAVID BLAKE: Searching the Skies 
    with Judith Cunnold’s Childrens Choir
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 “Choral”
    with the Yorkshire Bach Choir and
    JENNIFER RUST (soprano), JO RONDEL (mezzo soprano), JONATHAN HANLEY (tenor), THOMAS GUTHRIE (baritone)

Jo Rondel, Mezzo Soprano

Jonathan Hanley, Tenor


The ticket prices are £12, £11 for concessions and £5 for students.

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  • or on the day at the concert venue, from 1 hour before the start of the concert.
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Next season's concert dates

Programmes may be subject to change


Saturday 19 September 2015 – A Triple 150th Anniversary Concert

  • NIELSEN: 1st Symphony
  • GLAZUNOV: Rêverie Orientale Opus 14
  • SIBELIUS: 5th Symphony

Saturday 23rd January, 2016

  • MENDELSSOHN: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Saturday 25th June, 2016 – A Mozartfest