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Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul van Nevel

Taverner Consort and Players directed by Andrew Parrott

Orlando Consort

Thomas Dunford
York Early Music Festival 2nd - 11th July 2015

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YEMF 2015 Brochure.pdf

Entente Cordiale
300 years of music making across England and France - from the battle of Agincourt to the court of Louis XIV.

The 2015 York Early Music Festival celebrates 300 glorious years of music making across England and France - from the battle of Agincourt in 1415 commemorated by The Clerks in the Quire of York Minster - to the fabulous wealth and opulence of the Court of Louis XIV who died in 1715 and whose music and dance is celebrated by the London Handel Players with baroque specialists Mary Collins and Steven Player in the Lyons Concert Hall at the University of York.

Fellow guests include The Taverner Consort directed by Andrew Parrott in a programme inspired by the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I so beautifully illustrated by the painting of the Field of the Cloth of Gold which illuminates the cover of the 2015 Festival programme; the Early Opera Company led by Christian Curnyn singing Purcell and Charpentier; the distinguished Belgian based Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul van Nevel and The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers. Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists include Andreas Staier, Kati Debretzeni, Mahan Esfahani, Richard Boothby and Thomas Dunford.

Highlights of the Festival include a newly constructed medieval soundscape for Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc presented by The Orlando Consort and the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition.

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PLEASE NOTE THE 2016 FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM FRIDAY 8 TO SATURDAY 16 JULY.