The line-up has been announced for a four-day celebration of music in Thirsk, from orchestral and choral to music theatre, film and jazz.

The 2024 De Mowbray Music Festival will run across the town from Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18.

It will open at Thirsk Town Hall, where rising West End musical director Daniel McLaughlin, will lead the audience from the piano through a night of music theatre classics, with vocalists Eleanor Sandars and Alexander Barria.

The next day, St Mary’s Church will host the first of two events, with a collaboration between the Festival Orchestra and the Cambridge Chamber Consort in a programme that includes Mozart’s Requiem.

Saturday, August 17 will see a variety of events, from Market Square performances by a range of local talents and groups, to St Mary’s Church hosting the Durham Voices in a choral concert in the early afternoon and Thirsk Athletics Club being the venue for an Evening of Jazz.

On Sunday, August 18, the festival will closes at the Ritz Cinema with a film and orchestra performance of the classic Peter and the Wolf and other works in collaboration with local poet and cartoonist Mike Barfield.

Festival co-founder and music director Benjamin Ellin said: "We are continuing to build on events that we have grown over the last few years, develop new collaborations and expand our portfolio of work in order to show that all types of music really are for all of us.

"It is humbling and brilliant that our principal sponsor, Severfield PLC, continues to believe in the importance of engaging the arts as a way of empowering communities. We are passionate about playing our own part in bringing people together to share live music."

Alan Dunsmore, Severfield chief executive, added: “The De Mowbray Music Festival is a fantastic event that raises awareness of the arts in and around the Thirsk area. We are delighted to once again be the headline sponsor of the event, as part of our ongoing commitment to social value.”

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