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YEMF Choral Workshop - Saturday 7 July 2018

Saturday 7 July 
10.00am - 4.00pm 
York Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road, York YO10 5AJ 
TICKETS: £18.00 (£10.00 students & observers) - CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

Music for Troubled Times:  A workshop for singers led by Paul Gameson 

Join us for a choral workshop focusing on the sacred music from the period of the English Civil War with music by Richard Dering, organist to Queen Henrietta-Maria, and Henry Lawes, loyal servant of Charles I, who survived the war and later served Charles II.  The workshop is open to all voices (SATB) with confident sight-reading skills.  The music - in new editions by Paul Gameson - will be provided in advance and available on this website.  Music will include: 

Richard Dering - Motets from 'Cantica Sacra' (400th anniversary of publication in 1618)
Round and marching songs from the English Civil War 
Thomas Tomkins - Be Strong and of Good Courage 
George Jeffreys - How Wretched is the State 
William Child - O Lord God, the heathen are come into thine Inheritance 
Henry Lawes - Zadok the Priest (Coronation of Charles II, 1661) 

Paul Gameson studied Music at the University of York where he completed a BA, MA and PhD in 17th century French sacred music.  Based in York, Paul teaches singing, sings in the Minster Choir and continues his research.  As Director of the Ebor Singers, he has focused in particular on music of these troubled times. 

York Cemetery Chapel is a Grade II listed chapel with a fine acoustic and is surrounded by award-winning landscaped grounds.  Limited car parking is available on site.