A Steinway at St Olave’s!

A Steinway at St Olave’s!

Events November 2019 St Olave’s regulars may be surprised in November by the sudden appearance of a grand piano in church. Followers of the choir may remember the last time this happened: the choir’s singing of Brahms’ German Requiem, with the piano duet...
13 Winds including a Double Bass!

13 Winds including a Double Bass!

by Alan George Musical Director of The Academy of St Olave’s   View all blogs Autumn Concert Our Autumn Concert on Saturday 22nd September 2018 is the third and final concert of our 40th anniversary year. The concert starts and finishes with Mozart, with the...
Birth of the Academy!

Birth of the Academy!

by Christine Smith (née Hutchinson)  Christine is a founder member and currently Chair of The Academy of St Olave’s   View all blogs 40th Anniversary Gala Concert Our summer gala concert on Saturday 23rd June 2018 is the highlight of the 40th anniversary...
Music from a Green and Pleasant Land

Music from a Green and Pleasant Land

by John Hastie Music from a Green and Pleasant Land This lovely programme of English music on 23rd September 2017 is also raising funds for St Leonard’s Hospice, York’s local hospice caring for local people.  In this article, the orchestra’s former Musical...
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This blog post is written with some help from Esme Sharpe (age 11) and Arthur Sharpe (age 12), whose mum Jude plays viola in the Academy of St. Olave’s. View all blogs A Midsummer Night's Dream Our concert of beautiful mid-summer music on 24th June 2017 is also...
From Imperial Rome to Communist Russia

From Imperial Rome to Communist Russia

by Alexandra Nightingale From Imperial Rome to Communist Russia.... Our Winter Concert on 21st January 2017 takes us on an extraordinary journey from imperial Rome to communist Russia to the heavenly heights! The concert starts at 8 pm, and is in St Olave’s...
Farewell Symphony!

Farewell Symphony!

by Tina Sanderson A Celebration of Young People When the Academy of St Olave’s gave its first concert in January 1978, to raise funds for the restoration of St Olave’s Church organ, the leader of the orchestra was none other than Robin Gilbert, Headmaster of...
Mozart, Prague and the Marriage of Figaro

Mozart, Prague and the Marriage of Figaro

by Tina Sanderson View all blogs Mozart, Prague and the Marriage of Figaro We are pleased to be back in St Olave’s Church for our Mozart in Prague concert, following extensive roof repairs and the closure of the church for the first few months of 2016.  In the concert...
St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs

St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs

by Tina Sanderson   View all blogs St Olave’s Church Roof Repairs On a mild Sunday morning in mid-December 2015 the congregation of St Olave’s Church, York were told the shocking news that the church would be closed for 3-4 months starting at the beginning...
The Georges, Academy of St Olave’s and the 3 Birthday Boys!

The Georges, Academy of St Olave’s and the 3 Birthday Boys!

by Jacob George View all Blogs It’s Thursday evening in mid-September, which means the second rehearsal for the Academy of St Olave’s Triple 150th Anniversary concert has just come to a close. Tonight we have thoroughly cracked the third and last movement of...