The NCEM is a member of the European Early Music Network - REMA: Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne. Based in France, the Network currently embraces 61 early music festivals/organisations across Europe, with the National Centre for Early Music in York and the European Union Baroque Orchestra representing the UK.
On March 21st 2013, REMA initiated the first European Day of Early Music - celebrating JS Bach's birthday and the first day of Spring - with concerts and events live streamed from across Europe via www.u-sophia.com . The day was supported by the European Broadcasting Union ( www.rema-eemn.net/-Partenariat-Union-Europeenne-de-.html ) and obtained the patronage of the European Commissioner for Culture and Education, Mrs Androulla Vassiliou and a special endorsement from Jordi Savall. This initiative will continue into the future.
In York we celebrated with a lunchtime concert at the NCEM featuring singers from the University of York. Robert Hollingworth, Jamie Wright and Simon Harper conducted Incantiamo in a programme of music by Bach, Schütz, Schein, Lassus and Hassler. The concert was streamed live on the web as part of the series of 40 events taking place in 15 different countries across Europe throughout the day.