‘Unveiling the 2012 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival’

Saturday 19th November 2011– 7pm, St Hilda’s Church, Westcliff, Whitby

Jack Liebeck – violin

Victoria Sayles – violin

Philip Dukes – viola

Jamie Walton – cello

Daniel Grimwood – piano

Adam Johnson – piano


Piano quartet in A minor


‘Archduke’ Piano trio



Piano quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81

Tickets £8; £6 concessions

Students and children free

Box office: 01751 417795


Welcome to the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 2011 - ‘Paths to Russia’. The enormous success of the third festival ‘Paths to Russia’ in August 2011 to capacity audiences has ensured a longevity and future for this event, now established firmly on the musical map during challenging times and thus testament to the demand for quality music in a region of exquisite beauty. Over the past ten years or so we have given around ninety concerts in the region and so this Festival is the culmination of a desire to expand this activity along with the extraordinary local demand for music. I’d like to take the opportunity here to thank the audiences for their tremendous loyalty and support, the musicians for playing with such commitment and vigour, our financial supporters and resident artist Carol Tyler for her beautiful paintings of the landscape commissioned by the festival.

The concept is simplicity and accessibility both in terms of repertoire and of price. Keeping ticket prices to a minimum invites locals to participate as a regular audience within venues that in themselves celebrate the rich history of the moors. This erases any hint of elitism and I feel the potential power of music to bind locals together regardless of religion or politics is a great motivation.

August is a particularly spectacular time of year for the North York Moors, covered in heather at the height of summer. From the extraordinary Lastingham church with its Anglo-Saxon crypt to Whitby Abbey, the panorama across the largest moorland in Europe to the ethereal remnants of Rievaulx—this National Park is one of the outstanding areas of historical and natural beauty in our land.

We welcome support as we aim to launch this event for a fourth successive year, which is why we’ve set up The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival Trust, now a charitable company. The aim is to generate such interest that it becomes an annual celebration so if you wish to make a donation please enclose the gift aid form (if you are a UK tax payer) to ensure your donation goes further. Cheques payable to The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival Trust would be most gratefully received; please send to The NYM Chamber Music Festival, The Granary, Appleton-le-Moors, York YO62 6TF. The accounts will be made readily available as part of our annual returns to the Charity Commission.

Please note that early booking is highly recommended as concerts sell out rapidly.


  • Monday 15th August


    St Hedda’s Church, Egton Bridge

    • BACH Brandenburg concerto No.4
    • ELGAR Serenade for strings
    • BACH Keyboard concerto D minor (BWV 1052)
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for strings
  • Wednesday 17th August


    St Oswald’s Church, Lythe

    • Boccherini Quintet No.1 in D minor
    • Beethoven ‘Razumovsky’ quartet No.2 in E minor Op.59
    • Paganini Duo sonata Op.6 No.3 in E minor
    • Tchaikovsky Quartet No.1 in D major Op.11
  • Friday 19th August


    All Saints’ and St Helen’s Church, Wykeham

    • Mozart String quintet No.3 in C major
    • GLAZUNOV String quintet in A major Op.39
    • HENSELT ‘Ave Maria’ for string quartet
    • Dvořák Terzetto in C major Op.74
    • SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No.8 in C minor Op.110
  • Saturday 20th August


    St Nicholas’ Church, Guisborough

    • Bach Brandenburg concerto No. 6
    • Bach Double keyboard concerto in C minor (BWV 1062)
    • Dvořák Serenade for strings
    • Tchaikovsky ‘Souvenir de Florence’
  • Sunday 21st August


    St Hilda’s Church, Danby

    • Beethoven String trio in E flat Op.3
    • Taneyev String trio in B minor
    • Schubert String trio in B flat (D581)
    • Borodin String trio in G minor

  • Monday 22nd August


    St Mary’s Church,

    • Beethoven Piano trio in B flat major Wo0 39
    • Shostakovich Piano trio No.2 in E minor Op.67
    • Tchaikovsky Piano trio in A minor
  • Wednesday 24th August


    St Hilda’s Priory,
    Sneaton Castle, Whitby

    • Mozart Adagio and Rondo (K617)
    • Taneyev Piano quintet in G minor Op.30
    • Field ‘Serenade’ for piano and strings
    • Shostakovich Piano quintet in G minor Op.57

  • Friday 26th August


    St Stephen’s Church,

    • Mozart Clarinet quintet
    • Glinka Septet in E flat
    • Schubert Octet
  • Saturday 27th August


    St Hilda’s Church,
    Westcliff, Whitby

    • Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds Op.16
    • Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Op.34
    • Borodin ‘In the Steppes of Central Asia’
    • Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Suite)