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Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2018 Awards Shortlist and Tickets on Sale

19 February 2018

Press Release 9th February 2018

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
Awards Shortlist and Tickets on Sale


Recently shortlisted for the second year running in the prestigious Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, REYTAs, tickets are now on sale for this spring's Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival, Thursday 24 - Tuesday 27 May.

Following a successful 30th anniversary in 2017, which included an installation at Beverley Minster, the Festival is a finalist in the Remarkable Small Tourism Event category at the REYTAs, to be announced later in March.

The spring festival is a celebration of music from London - to Venice - to Vienna, following the European 'Grand Tour' and is presented in some of England's finest churches. From the majesty of Beverley Minster to the award-winning heritage centre that is now St James' Warter. This is a season of firsts and extraordinary encounters for the Festival.

Highlights of the festival include rising stars Il Quadro Animato, Lux MusicaeLondon and the University of York's 24 chorus. The National Centre for Early Music's youth instrumental ensemble The Minster Minstrels will also perform in Beverley for the first time.

Delma Tomlin, MBE, Festival Director and Director of the National Centre for Early Music says, "We had a wonderful celebratory year last year, and the engagement with audiences and with the local community was exceptional. This year the programme is as equally delightful, and we are bringing some new finds to Beverley, something a little special and intimate, involving performers who are now really quite established on the international stage.

"I'm proud to highlight that one of our founding principles all those years ago, was to engage with the local community and create music and performance to reach all ages, abilities and interests. This remains very much at our core, as we begin a new and exciting project with Castaway Goole, we open a recorder session with one of the leading flautists in the country, Piers Adams, and we add to that a mix of illustrated talks and high-quality performance. There's a great deal to look forward to."

Tickets on sale: www.ncem.co.uk/bemf 01904 632220 or 01904 658338
The Festival is supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Arts Council England and the National Centre for Early Music.
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Media Enquiries:
Lindsey Porter, on behalf of National Centre for Early Music
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Editors Notes:
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.