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The Ebor Singers - A Ceremony of Carols

NCEM, York
Saturday 20 December 7:30pm

Adults £12.00 | Concessions £10.00

A Ceremony of Carols
Saturday 20 December 2014 at 7.30pm
National Centre for Early Music
Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions 

Benjamin Britten''s festive A Ceremony of Carols is the masterful centrepiece of The Ebor Singers'' ever-popular Christmas concert by candlelight, in the intimate candlelit surroundings of the National Centre for Early Music. Britten began work on his Ceremony of Carols in 1942, after three very successful years in America. On board a Swedish cargo vessel bound for Britain, dodging German U-boats, Britten set some medieval poems from a book he had come across while berthed in Nova Scotia. Alongside Britten’s sequence are seasonal music and readings which this year focuses on World War One – including Howell’s beautiful Three Carol-Anthems. 

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