Dean John to Welcome Nigel the Donkey at the Story of Christmas

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Date(s) - 01/12/2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Ripon Cathedral

Minster Road

North Yorkshire

A new version of The Story of – which enjoyed a sell-out performance last December at – is being performed at the cathedral on Saturday 1st December  at 7.30pm. (Doors open from 6.30pm)

This new production will offer another exciting theatrical interpretation of the inspiring story with guest narrator – actor Chris Chittell, who has played Eric Pollard in the award-winning ITV series Emmerdale for more than 30 years.

We are delighted to welcome the Ashville Singers, the most senior of five Choirs, directed by Anna Wilby, who will support Ripon Cathedral Choir, directed by Andrew Bryden.   There will also be plenty of opportunities for the audience to sing some popular carols including, ‘We Three Kings’ and ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’.



Nigel the donkey will star in the production and there will also be trumpeters, dancers, music and drama – all in the fabulous setting of the nave of Ripon Cathedral.

There will also be the opportunity for the audience to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine during the interval.

The Very Reverend John Dobson,  Dean of Ripon said: ”I look forward to welcoming you and your family to what promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment.  The proceeds from the concert will further the efforts of the Ripon Cathedral Music Trust, a dedicated to supporting the music of Ripon Cathedral”.

Tickets for the Story of Christmas can be purchased at Ripon Cathedral gift shop, online or on the door on the evening



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