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English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

NCEM, York
Thursday 13 December 7:30pm

Adults £17.00 | Concessions £15.00
Event 08: York Early Music Festival

Please note that online booking is no longer available but tickets can be bought on the door from 6.30pm this evening.
Gawain Glenton, Sam Goble cornets
Emily White, Tom Lees, Adrian France sackbuts
William Lyons dulcian, shawm
Robert Howarth keyboard
with Mark Chambers countertenor

A Hanseatic Christmas

German civic wind bands were the pride of every town. Known as Stadtpfeiffer, they would enliven every major civic event: baptisms, weddings, funerals, mayoral processions, and of course the major religious festivals of Christmas and Easter. This recital recreates the colour and variety of 17th century German musical life, with a selection of Christmas music, some vocal, some instrumental, tunes familiar, and unfamiliar, played on the beautiful old wind instruments of the time.

"this fabulous English Ensemble would have made Monteverdi proud with their skill and sensitivity!” Toronto Star

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