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York Early Music Festival 2017
Friday 7th - Saturday 15th July


The internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary in July 2017.  Mixing together music from 12th - 18th centuries with the myriad historic churches, guildhalls and houses of medieval City of York, the festival brings together music-lovers from across the world. 

Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the York Early Music Festival with guest artists including  I Fagiolini and the University of York's 24 directed by Robert Hollingworth honouring the music of Monteverdi with the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble; the Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers presenting a glorious programme of Palestrina and Poulenc; the award-winning Consone String Quartet returning to York after their success at the 2015 International Young Artists Competition; Cinquecento making their debut at the festival with a programme of renaissance vocal music in the Quire of York Minster and violinist Kati Debretzeni; harpsichordist Carole Cerasi and gamba specialist Alison McGillivray presenting some of the most extraordinary beautiful solo music of JS Bach across a series of concerts in some of York's finest historic venues.
 
Highlights a staged performance by the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists of Bach's St Matthew Passion with soloists Charles Daniels, Matthew Brook and Tom Guthrie directed by Peter Seymour and the 2017 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition on Saturday 15 July.
 
Further details will be available in the autumn. Booking will open to Patrons on Friday 3 March, to Friends of the Festival on Monday 6 March, and to the general public on Monday 13 March. Early booking for both accommodation and festival tickets is recommended.

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