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York Early Music Festival


Elin Manahan Thomas

Vox Luminis

I-Fagiolini
5 - 13 July 2019
Innovation: the Shock of the New!
 
The UK's largest festival of classical music written before 1750 takes the theme of Innovation as its inspiration for 2019. Opening with a new production of the world's first truly great opera - Monteverdi's L'Orfeo - musical direction by Robert Hollingworth of I Fagiolini, stage direction Thomas Guthrie, and starring tenor Matthew Long, the festival closes 10 days later with the much loved biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition. Taking the festival's usual magical mix of music and historic venues together with illustrated lectures, talks and opportunities to meet new friends, this year's festival artists include Alamire directed by David Skinner (St Michael le Belfrey Church); The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers (York Minster); Prince Harry's wedding soprano Elin Manahan Thomas (St Lawrence Church, York); the acclaimed Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis (Chapter House, York Minster) and the Italian/Jewish Ensemble Lucidarium presenting a fascinating programme of music associated with the greatest innovator of all - Leonardo da Vinci.
 
Tickets will be on sale to NCEM Patrons from 4 March, to York Festival Friends from 6 March and to the public from Monday 11 March.  Enquiries can be made direct to boxoffice@ncem.co.uk

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The Festival's headline sponsor is Hiscox Insurance and we are also delighted to acknowledge the support of Harrowells Solicitors; JWP Creers Accountants and the Shepherd Group.
 
Thanks are also due to Arts Council England; City of York Council; BBC Radio 3 and the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

The Festival is supported by a number of hotels in the City - click here for accommodation details.



Festival Dates 2020
Method & Madness Friday 3 - Saturday 11 July 2020