Handel’s Messiah at Ripon Cathderal

For many music lovers Handel’s Messiah defines both choral music and Christmas. Ever since its first performance in Dublin in 1741 this work has remained at the heart of musical life with its vibrant choruses and poignant arias.


Review: Harrogate Symphony Orchestra

In introducing the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra’s concert, the conductor mentioned the B composers and soloists – Butterworth, Brahms and Bruckner, Bartosz Woroch (violin) and Bartholomew LaFolette (cello), and himself, Bryan Western.

Christmas swing king Matt Goss

REVIEW: Christmas swing king Matt Goss does it His Way at O2 Academy Leeds

Christmas swing king Matt Goss proved why he is the new swoonatra last night when he opened his UK solo tour at Leeds O2 Academy doing Sinatra style festive classics - but His Way.
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11-year-old band member Ben Fearnley

Competition success for Tewit Youth Band

Tewit Youth Band entered the Brass Factor entertainment competition on November 12, flying the flag for young people in the district as the only Youth Band competing.

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Annual Harrogate carol concert at international centre

Hundreds of school children from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge will join forces with Harrogate Symphony Orchestra and Harrogate Choral Society for the annual Harrogate Christmas Concert at the International Centre on Saturday December 17.

Matt Goss swinging into the UK for Christmas show and YOU could meet him!

WIN: Bros superstar Matt Goss meet and greet Christmas show tickets

Christmas is about to come early for one lucky fan of Bros superstar Matt Goss - we are giving YOU and a guest the chance to meet him and see his festive show.
Muse is first headline act announced for Leeds and Reading Festivals 2017

BREAKING: Rock royalty Muse first headliner announced for Leeds and Reading Festivals 2017

Stadium rock royalty Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next year's Leeds and Reading Festivals - with Yorkshire's own While She Sleeps also on the bill.
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Pupil Annabel Wass is pictured with the Lazy Ace programme.

Harrogate girls take to stage in heart of West End

Two Harrogate schoolgirls have taken to the West End stage to perform in a one-off show at one of London’s most famous theatres.

The Sherlocks

Yorkshire Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks in tune with top DJ

Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks affirmed their Radio 1 status with a show in London with one of its top DJs.
Vocalis will be in concert in Knaresborough later this month

Christmas music old and new from Vocalis

Harrogate’s chamber choir Vocalis and its musical director Alex Kyle will hold their annual Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Church, Gracious Street, Knaresborough, on Friday December 9 at 7.45pm.

Harry the Piano is at Sharow Church on Sunday

Entertainer Harry the piano in action at Sharow Church

Harry the Piano will be in action for the Cathedral Concert Society’s family concert in Sharow Church near Ripon on Sunday December 4 at 3pm.

Dexeter on stage at Warehouse Recording Studios in Harrogate.  (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Bob Harris presents UK's best acoustic night - in Harrogate!

Review: If BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris were to introduce exactly the same event in London, not Harrogate, it would be The Guardian hailing it as the best acoustic night in Britain rather than the Harrogate Advertiser.
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Bob Harris at Warehouse Recording Studios in Harrogate. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Bob Harris introduces top acts in Harrogate

Harrogate is the place to be tonight for fans of high quality acoustic music.

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Matt Goss tipping his hat to Sinatra but doing it His Way on 2016 Christmas tour

EXCLUSIVE: Bros star Matt Goss reveals personal heartache as he swings into UK for Christmas shows

Bros pop superstar turned Las Vegas crooner Matt Goss will swing into the UK for a Christmas tour - but today revealed how he is struggling to cope with personal heartache.
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Decorations and song at church

Decorations and song at church

New choral company Voces Seraphorum perform as part of the Christmas Tree festival at 7pm on Sunday December 4 at St John’s Church, Knaresborough.

Brighouse and Rastrick Band

Free tickets for under 16s at annual concert

The world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band are already in the Christmas mood and looking forward to their visit to Harrogate.

Sixties icon Paul Jones

AUDIO: 5,4,3,2,1...Sheffield City Hall date for Manfreds icon Paul Jones who reveals he turned down The Rolling Stones founder frontman offer

Sixties icon Paul Jones had some of the biggest hits of the decade as the original voice of Manfred Mann but today he revealed he turned down The Rolling Stones founder who wanted him as his frontman.
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Herman's Hermits headline The Sensational60sExperience: The Tour That Never Ends - at Sheffield City Hall, on Friday, December 2, 2016.

WIN: Tickets to see Sensational 60s Experience legends at Sheffield City Hall

Sixties fans will be into something good at Sheffield City Hall next week with seven legendary names headlined by Herman's Hermits and we have tickets to be won.

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Jeff Lynne's ELO to play Sheffield Arena on June 21, 2017.

BREAKING: Rock legends ELO to land spaceship at Sheffield Arena

Rock legend Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra will land their spaceship at Sheffield Arena.

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Bob Harris introduces the Holly Rose Webber Band at an exclusive gig at Warehouse recording studios in Harrogate. (Pictures by Stuart Rhodes)

Holly impresses at Bob Harris show - Frazer Theatre next!

Take away venues like the Blues Bar and the Royal Hall, occasionally, and individual promoters like Andy Herrington, Rufus Beckett, DJ Trev or Jason Odle, and what are you left with in terms of rock and pop in the Harrogate district?

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