Why is the Friday night concert an extra cost?
We are ticketing the Friday night concert as a separate item this year, rather than bundling it in with registration, though you’ll see that the overall cost of registration plus the Friday concert is in line with the usual total cost.
The reason for ticketing the event is so that we can manage audience numbers to the capacity of the theatre. Incidentally, you will not want to miss this concert. We have some cracking acts lined up for you – Pocklington is, after all, the home of music!
How is the Saturday night concert being organised?
There is a perennial problem with finding time for every choir to sing on Saturday night without starting the concert at an inconveniently early time. We’ve solved this by splitting the Saturday concert across the two theatres in the RNCM. Both theatres have the same lighting, sound and seating capacities, and the doors to the two halls are feet apart, so you’ll be able to switch between the two theatres at will to catch the choirs you want to see and support.
The concert will start at 7pm, so you will not have to rush back from busking and will have time to eat before the concert starts.
Will there be somewhere to leave bags, water bottles etc. while we are performing on Saturday night?
Yes, we’re arranging a safe drop area for performers’ belongings.
Will there be extra tickets for the Friday and Saturday concerts on sale for non-Festival attendees?
We expect the Friday concert to be close to capacity with Festival-goers, but there should be room for guests on the Saturday evening. We’ll wait until Registration closes before we decide how many such extra tickets we can make available for these concerts.