Jubilee Celebration – 50 Years of St Aidan’s


Jubilee Celebration Weekend, Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May 2019

Saturday 4th May

Jubilee Reunion Event, 2-4pm, St Aidan’s School

A reminder of what life within the school has been like over the last 50 years.

All are welcome to this event, whether Alumni or otherwise. To register your interest please email alumni@staidans.co.uk

We are looking for memorabilia for our Jubilee reunion. If you have any photos, books or other memorabilia from your time at St Aidan’s, please get in touch with us at alumni@staidans.co.uk

Jubilee Celebration Event, 7pm, Harrogate Convention Centre Auditiorium

Displays and performances to help celebrate the last 50 years.


-To book tickets for this event, please visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/Jubilee-Celebration-50-Years-of-St-Aidans.

-St Aidan’s Student performers will not require a ticket.

-Current St Aidan’s Staff are entitled to a complimentary ticket, available by phone or in person at Harrogate Theatre Box Office (not available online).

Sunday 5th May

Jubilee Service, 3.30pm, Ripon Cathedral

Thanksgiving to God for the many blessings the school has enjoyed and rededication for the next 50 years. This event at Ripon Cathedral is open to all and is a non-ticket event.


There will be rehearsals for St Aidan’s students who will be performing at these Jubilee Events in the coming weeks. The main rehearsal schedule can be found here

Here is an audio file of ‘The Turning of the Tide’ for rehearsal purposes:

MP3 Download

Community Choir and Orchestra

The Community Choir is open to all with any connection with St Aidan’s, past or present (or future!). Its programme this time will include, among other items, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Dan Forrest’s inspiring setting of And Can It Be, both accompanied by full orchestra. We would also be glad to hear from anyone who would like to play in the orchestra for this. The choir and orchestra will also take part in the grand finale, a new piece by celebrated composer and St Aidan’s parent, Kit Turnbull, called ‘The Turning of the Tide’, all about St Aidan’s journey from Iona to Lindisfarne and involving massed instrumental and choral forces! Rehearsals will be as follows:

Tuesday 2nd April – 7.30-9.30, Choir rehearsal in St Aidan’s Main School Hall

Tuesday 9th April – 7.30-9.30, Choir rehearsal in St Aidan’s Main School Hall

Tuesday 30th April – 7.30-9.30, Choir and Orchestra rehearsal in St Aidan’s Main School Hall

Saturday 4th May – Final rehearsal, afternoon (exact time to be confirmed). Please note this rehearsal will NOT clash with the Jubilee Reunion, 2-4pm.

If you would like to sing or play, please e-mail music@staidans.co.uk with ‘Community Choir’ as the subject. All music will be provided. No choral experience necessary!

Please check back here to see any updates and further details as we draw nearer to the events of the Jubilee weekend.