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 is on 22nd January 2022 in St Olave’s Church and featuring Schumann’s amazing violin concerto with soloist Jacob George.

January 2022 Poster

St Olave's Church York*

Saturday 22nd January 2022, 8pm

Directed by Alan George
  • SCHUBERT: Overture in the Italian Style, D.590
  • SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto soloist Jacob George
  • MENDELSSOHN: Symphony 4 in A major ‘Italian’

The concert will be in aid of Musical Connections, a York charity which runs community choirs and weekly music groups in a range of care and community settings.

* Programmes and venues may be subject to change.  Please check this website in the week of the concert for the latest COVID-19 precautions being taken.

St Olave’s Church can be accessed with a wheelchair. There is a sloping path which avoids the main steps up from Marygate and a wheelchair accessible toilet at the back of the church.

Ticket holders’ Information for January 22nd Concert 2022

Please would adults be prepared to show when requested by our stewards, one of the following:

  • Proof of recent vaccination including booster (or within 6 months of original vaccination)
  • A negative test result taken on the day of the concert
  • Evidence of recovery from Covid 19 in the last 6 months

Please wear a mask to comply with government regulations covering places of worship and to help protect us all, unless medically exempt.

Please do not attend if you have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been asked to self isolate. We will refund your ticket if you let us know via our website.

Do wrap up warm as the church doors will remain open for ventilation purposes.

As there is only a 5 minute interval, there will be no refreshments.

Please arrive not earlier than 7.15pm with your ticket in either printed or electronic form.

Please observe any directions and instructions provided by our stewards in church.

The orchestra is very much looking forward to seeing and playing for you!


The ticket prices are £15 and £5 for accompanied children (18 and under).

Advance Purchase – strongly encouraged due to limited ticket numbers

  • Buy tickets in advance online using the Buy tickets online button and download / print your tickets.
  • Please see “Ticket holders’ Information” on this page a week before the concert for the Covid measures in place for this concert.

    Please note that online ticket purchases and donations are fulfilled by Web Ticket Manager, so the Buy tickets online button will open the Academy of St Olave’s ticket page on the Web Ticket Manager website.

    On the day of the concert

    • Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door from 7.15pm. However, due to Covid-19, ticket numbers will be limited and advance purchase is strongly recommended. We regret that entry cannot be guaranteed for people hoping to buy tickets just before the concert.