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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
 
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' Group 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; the Early Opera Company singing Purcell and Charpentier; the Huelgas Ensemble led by Paul van Nevel and The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers with soloists including Andreas Staier, Kati Debretzeni, Mahan Esfahani, Richard Boothby, James Gilchrist 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 - for details of how to take part, please click here  
 
Full details of the festival will be available in late February
Booking will open to the NCEM Patrons on Friday 27th February 2015;  to YEMF Friends on Wednesday 4th March and to the public on Monday 9th March.
 
Priority booking - which includes reserved seating throughout the festival - will be given to NCEM Patrons and York Early Music Festival Friends.  To join the Patrons, please click here  
To join the Friends, please click here

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