Back on home ground at Ripon Cathedral

The concert starring Christian Forshaw.

The concert starring Christian Forshaw.

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SAXOPHONIST Christian Forshaw is to make a return visit to his home cathedral with the Sanctuary Ensemble.

Forshaw regards playing at Ripon Cathedral in the concert on October 7 as a real honour.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Ripon, the event will raise funds for three local charities - the League of Friends of Ripon and Harrogate Hospitals, Jennyruth Workshops and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The concert will also feature Grace Davidson who was a soloist on BBC TV’s Sacred Music series.

Nina Large writing in The Times’ Classical Music magazine said: “Forshaw’s saxophone takes on a wild, soaring freedom that interjects the crystal soprano of Grace Davidson, creating something entirely original and honest.”

l Tickets, priced at £15, are available from Alan’s Gallery,19 Kirkgate, Ripon and Castlegate Bookshop,13 Market Place, Knaresborough.