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02 February 2018

Wednesday 21 March 2018 - European Day of Early Music
Soul Music: JS Bach and Dowland
Celebrate the European Day of Early Music in the company of the acclaimed master-musician Thomas Dunford, described as 'The Eric Clapton of the lute' by many. This programme celebrates both Bach's birthday and the release of Thomas' new album dedicated to Bach's lute music.
Presented in association with REMA. The concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3
7.30pm, St Margaret's Church, National Centre for Early Music

Tuesday 24 April - Trevor Pinnock
Following on from his 70th birthday visit to York, Trevor returns with his musical friends to present a programme of music by Froberger, Goldberg, Bach and Handel.
7.30pm, St Margaret's Church, National Centre for Early Music



Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2018
Thursday 24 - Tuesday 27 May
Join us for a celebration of music from London - to Venice - to Vienna presented in some of England's finest churches, including St Mary's Church, Beverley, inspiration for Lewis Carroll's March Hare in Alice in Wonderland and the award-winning heritage centre, St James' Warter.

Highlights of the festival include rising stars Il Quadro Animato, Lux MusicaeLondon and the University of York's 24. The National Centre for Early Music's youth instrumental ensemble The Minster Minstrels will also perform in Beverley for the first time. With illustrated talks, open opportunities for recorder players to hone their skills with Piers Adams and community concerts featuring some of the most talented individuals from across the Riding.
Tickets on sale: www.ncem.co.uk/bemf
Book accommodation now at: www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/
The Festival is supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Arts Council England and the National Centre for Early Music.



York Early Music Festival 2018
Friday 6 - Saturday 14 July

The internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival had a bumper year in 2017, when it celebrated its 40th anniversary. Attracting the best musicians and performers from around the world to present musical performances from the 12th - 18th centuries, the 2018 Festival takes place in historic venues in the medieval City of York.  The theme for 2018 is Power and Politics and highlights include Brecon Baroque directed by violinist Rachel Podger, Gallicantus directed by Gabriel Crouch with the Rose Consort of Viols and The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers. There is also a strong focus on emerging young talent, showcasing ensembles including Prisma; Voces Suaves; Rumorum and BarrocoTout.

The Festival is supported in a three-year partnership by specialist insurers, Hiscox Insurance.
Information and tickets are available from March www.ncem.co.uk/yemf
Accommodation bookings at: www.ncem.co.uk/hotels

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Early booking for both accommodation and Festival tickets is recommended.   
Public contact: Call 01904 632220 or 01904 658338



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Editors Notes:
▪ York Early Music Festival is supported by the Arts Council England, Yorkshire, Media partner BBC Radio 3, the National Centre for Early Music, Tourism partners Welcome to Yorkshire, the City of York Council and members of the York Hoteliers Association.

▪ Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council with support from Arts Council England, Welcome to Yorkshire, the National Centre for Early Music, Visit Hull and East Yorkshire and Schroders.