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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)

Music for Troubled Times:  A workshop for singers 

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 wss open to all voices (SATB) with confident sight-reading skills, with repertoire including: 

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) 

Participants described the day as:
  • "Challenging but not beyond my capabilities... made me want to discover more about the music of those times"
  • "Enjoyable and in a lovely venue with a beautiful acoustic"
  • "Very well led with energy and enthusiasm"