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Macmillan Carol Concert
at Ripon Cathedral By Candlelight

Ticket Release Date: 1st November 2023

Monday, 4th December 2023 at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Please save the date, 4th December, for this special evening of entertainment. Tickets will go on sale from Wednesday 1st November 2023

Tickets Available For


Christmas prize draw

Featured Guests 2023

Together with professional musicians and the choirs of Aysgarth and Queen Mary’s schools.

Guest Speaker

Lucy Rivers Bulkeley

Lucy Rivers Bulkeley, FRGS, is the first woman to complete the 7 Summits (climb the highest peak on each continent) and 4 Desert Grand Slam (250km self supported across the Atacama, Gobi, Sahara and Antarctica). She has also successfully skied to the South Pole.

Guest Reader

Clare Granger - High Sheriff of North Yorkshire

Clare Granger is a professional artist living and working in Nidderdale and is currently High Sheriff of North Yorkshire. Clare is represented by Cricket Fine Art in London and The Brian Sinfield Gallery in Oxfordshire. She has held several successful London solo shows and will be exhibiting again in Chelsea in 2024. Clare is Patron of Henshaws, the charity supporting people with sight loss and a range of other disabilities, and she is a Champion for IDAS, the charity supporting people affected by domestic abuse. She is also a Governor of Queen Margaret’s School, York. During her time as High Sheriff, Clare has been particularly keen to support the police and those charities which use creativity in the work that they do. Clare read Law at Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in 1986. Her combined interest in the Law and the Arts have been instrumental in shaping her year as High Sheriff.


Adam Green

Adam Green studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the National Opera Studio. Winner of the Song Prize at the National Mozart Competition and the Great Elm Competition he was awarded the prestigious Ian Fleming and Sybil Tutton Awards Operatic roles include James Macmillan’s Clemency at the Royal Opera House; Belcore (The Elixir of Love), Arbace (Idomeneo), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas)at English National Opera to name but a few.  Adam is the Founder of the Prison Choir Project, a charity that takes music in its many forms into prisons up and down the country.


Jane Ashe

Jane Ashe (nee Tennant) is a director at Tennants Fine Art Auctioneers, the largest specialist auction house in the UK. Tennants’ twenty-seven different departments hold over 85 auctions each year with a major focus on Private Collections, Specialist Sales and Single Owner Estates. Alongside an extensive and varied programme of auctions, Tennants’ free to enter galleries and exhibitions have helped the business to become a major visitor destination which now welcomes more than 300,000 people each year. Jane is a fourth-generation member of the family business, and as a long-time supporter of the Macmillan Carol Concert at Ripon Cathedral, is delighted to be master of ceremonies this evening. Having started her career in the salerooms in her early 20s when she was then one of the youngest female auctioneers in the country, Jane has been on the rostrum on a weekly basis ever since and is now widely regarded as one of the UK’s foremost auctioneers. Jane leads on many national, international and specialist sales at Tennants which include Fine Art and Antiques, Modern Art and Interiors, Jewellery, Fashion and more. During a career spanning more than 15 years, Jane has experienced many highlights, the most recent when she sold “The North Sea” a rare work by L.S. Lowry which achieved more than £1 million, a house record for Tennants’ Pictures department. With a degree from the University of Durham and as a qualified interior designer, Jane’s passion for history, style and interiors is a strong theme in her personal life. Jane is a keen advocate of the Antiques Industry as a sustainable alternative to buying “new”. She has made appearances on BBC radio, been published in trade magazines and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for good causes through auctions and events.

Ticket Release Date: 1st November 2023 ​