Ripon Concerts Jubilee Dinner, Ripon Spa Hotel
PUBLISHED: 00:00 28 August 2019
Ian Hill Photographers
More than 80 members and friends of the Cathedral Concert Society, recently renamed Ripon Concerts, celebrated 25 year of recitals and chamber concerts by holding a Jubilee Dinner in the Ripon Spa Hotel.
Ripon Concerts Jubilee Dinner
Helen Owens and Anthony Ogus.
Peter Whelan and Kate Whelan
Michael Porter and Gina Porter
Ian Stalker, Pat Lee and David Lee
Christopher Bennett, Anne Marie Tarter and Dennis Tarter
Anthony Ogus, Joanna Pierce, Helen Owens and Johnathan Pierce
Richard Lee, Lorna Lee, Linda Jude, Tony Jude and Peter Johnson
Eric Record, Jane Lomax, Malcom Beer, Val Blackburn, Xen Kelsey, Joan Beer and Steve Blackburn
Donald Mack, Charlotte Monck, Tessa Mack and Isobel Dallas
Sir Paul Kennedy, Lady Virginia Kennedy, Charlotte Monck and Charles Monck
Arthur Davies and Kate Davies
Simon Grenfell and Ruth Grenfell
Members of the current committee from left to right: Charles Monck, Brian Kealy, Roger Higson (Chairman) Michael Furse, John Appleyard and Anthony Ogus
Members of the original committee from 1993 to 2013: Simon Deller, Mike Porter, Ruth Grenfell and chairman Brian Kealy, with Xen Kelsey, one of the three musicians who initiated the setting up of a chamber concert series in Ripon
The celebration included a presentation by Anthony Ogus and Helen Owens recounting Haydn's experience in London.
Guests included 15 founding members, the conductor Xen Kelsey, one of the three musicians who prompted the society to be set up, and four members of the original committee, including the first chairman, Brian Kealy together with Ruth Grenfell, Simon Deller and Mike Porter
The new season of Jubilee Concerts will include the acclaimed Albion Quartet on October 14, followed by the pianist Paul Lewis CBE on Nov 4. riponconcerts.co.uk