THE YORK Guildhall Orchestra brings a slimmed down group to Helmsley Arts Centre celebrate the music of Mozart on Sunday, November 18 at 2.30pm.

Following the ever popular Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Rebecca Taylor will play one of Mozart’s most attractive piano concertos. Four rarely heard little country dances and the happy and bubbly 33rd Symphony complete the programme.

Rebecca has worked on an wide range of operas, which include Tom Randle’s Love me to Death; Ariodante, Handel; Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky. She regularly works on new music with composers, most recently a project with Laura Bowler and the playwright Edward Bond at the Royal Opera House. Rebecca’s work also has an international dimension in that she has performed across Europe and the Middle East at venues which include St.Martin in the Fields, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid, St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Macedonia Opera House in Skopje and Al Bustan in Muscat.

Rebecca read music as Organ Scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford, studying with David Sanger. As both an organist and choral conductor she has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 & 4, made CD recordings and performed in the UK and abroad in venues such as Westminster Abbey, St.George’s Chapel Windsor, York Minster, Christ Church Dublin, St Marks Venice.

York’s renowned Guildhall Orchestra is one of the leading orchestral ensembles in the North of England.

It is an exceptionally fine and large amateur/volunteer symphony orchestra founded in 1980 by John Hastie, where rehearsals took place in the Guildhall in York – hence the orchestra’s name.

In 1992, when Simon Wright took over the baton from John Hastie, the band became the first official orchestra of the City of York and owing to an ever-increasing audience size the orchestra had outgrown the Guildhall and transferred to the Barbican Centre.

The size and most certainly the standard of playing has grown throughout the years and is now comparable with many professional orchestras.

Regularly working with top class international soloists, it is capable of giving high-quality performances of some of the most demanding large-scale works in the orchestral repertoire.

Tickets are available from Helmsley Art Centre’s website at or via their Box Office on 01439 771 700.