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Beverley Minster

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

La Serenissima

The Tallis Scholars

BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show

The Carnival Band with Vivien Ellis

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Beverley Early Music Festival 2017 Brochure

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NCEM Beverley Early Music Festival 2017 Brochure.pdf

Welcome to the 30th anniversary edition of the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

Initiated by the local authority to attract visitors to the region to discover a rich medley of history, striking architecture and music of the past; the Festival has grown to be recognised as a 'jewel in the cultural crown', attracting internationally renowned performers of early music to appear alongside emerging youth ensembles and engaging community projects. This year we are also proud to be recognised as Principal Partners of the Hull 2017 City of Culture celebrations.
In this landmark year, the Festival, organised by the National Centre for Early Music, York, (NCEM), in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will present its most ambitious programme to date. The historic Yorkshire market town of Beverley will be filled with some of the world's finest musicians, including The Tallis Scholars, The Carnival Band and the orchestral ensemble La Serenissima. Highlights will include workshops for singers; illustrated lectures and concerts for families.

To join in with the broader regional Hull 2017 activities, the Festival incorporates a large-scale immersive free exhibition in Beverley Minster, featuring a visually and aurally striking installation that focuses on one of the most extraordinary pan-European music collections in history. Running from 27 May - 16 July, Through the Looking Glass features musical collection of Petrus Alamire with highlights including a newly created digital installation Speculum Musurgica by Flemish visual and music artist Rudi Knoops consisting of large-scale ingenious mirror structures and sound projections that invite visitors to take a physical walk back to the music of the 16th century. Arriving in Beverley direct from Antwerp Cathedral, the exhibition will move on to a pan-European tour that ends in New York in 2019. Young people are invited to pick up a Discovery Pack made specially for the occasion by the NCEM with support from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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The Festival is supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Arts Council England and the National Centre for Early Music.

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