Flower of Yorkshire

A Concert to Celebrate St. Robert of Knaresborough.

Saturday 23rd June

Chaloner Hall (Lower Hall), King James's School, Knaresborough

Start: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: £10 for adults and children free


A spectacular evening of music performed by local musicians of all ages, with the theme of Yorkshire at its heart, as well as another strand of the natural world, so important to St. Robert. The music of esteemed Yorkshire composer Philip Wilby will be featured and we will be honoured with his presence.

Performers will include an adult choir brought together specially for the occasion, Knaresborough Silver Band, and soloists including local 15-year-old soprano, Niamh Robinson-Wakefield.

Some of the music to be performed includes the March of the Cobblers, as featured in ‘Brassed Off’, Deep Harmony written by Handel Parker from Oxenhope, Salut D’Amour by Elgar, which was composed on holiday in Settle, and two choral pieces by Philip Wilby. The grand finale will be a massed performance of ‘Flower of York’, a dramatic cantata based on the life of St. Robert of Knaresborough, composed by Mark Pallant and first performed in Ripon Cathedral in 2013.  The concert is organised by Carmel Wake and Mark Pallant, both music teachers in the local area.