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.

We shall be celebrating our fortieth anniversary at our next concert, which will be on Saturday 23rd June at 8 pm in St Olave’s Church York. The concert features music by Felix Mendelssohn, William Boyce, Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven, and will be in aid of St Olave’s Church.

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Come to our 40th Anniversary Season Concerts in St Olave's Church York!

Saturday 20th January 2018, 8 pm *

  • ROSSINI: Silken Ladder Overture
  • SUK: Meditation on the St Wenceslas Chorale
  • NIELSEN: Wind Quintet Op. 43
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 31 in D (Paris)

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 8 pm *

Guest Conductor: John Bryan

  • MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
  • BOYCE: Symphony No. 4 in F
  • RICHARD STRAUSS: Concertino for clarinet and bassoon
    (Lesley Schatzberger clarinet, Isabel Dowell bassoon)
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

Saturday 22nd September 2018, 8 pm *

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • NIELSEN: The Fog is Lifting
  • NIELSEN: Little Suite for Strings, Op.1
  • MOZART: Gran Partita in B flat, K.361
  • MOZART: Symphony No.32 in G major, K.318
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 new wheelchair accessible toilet at the back of the church.

* Programmes and venues may be subject to change

June 2018 Poster


The ticket prices are £14, £13 for concessions and £5 for students.  Buy in advance or on the day.
Advance Purchase
  • Buy online using the button above and download / print your tickets
  • Purchase from Visit York, 1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, Tel: 01904 550099
On the day of the concert
  • Buy at the concert venue, from 1 hour before the start of the concert.

Please note that online ticket purchases are fulfilled by Web Ticket Master, so the Buy Tickets Online button will open the Academy of St Olave’s ticket page on the Web Ticket Master website. Tickets for the June 2018 concert will be available from early March.