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The Tallis Scholars

Beverley Minster

Joglaresa
Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2015
20 - 24 May 
 
Welcome to the 2015 Beverley Early Music Festival - a mix of anniversaries celebrating justice, liberty and the lives of some remarkable musicians.
 
Our starting point Is 1215 with the sealing of the Magna Carta - an extraordinary event commemorated by Belinda Sykes' ensemble Joglaresa in a programme entitled Robbers, Rebels and Royals; our finishing point is within the cauldron of political conflict in 18th century France as celebrated by harpsichordist Carole Cerasi alongside snapshots of music across the centuries including glimpses into the present day.  Guest artists include The Tallis Scholars in a glorious programme celebrating the 500th anniversary of John Sheppard with his spectacular Media Vita and the 80th birthday of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt a composer of sacred music, whose shimmeringly beautiful music is a curious and compelling blend of the secular and the sacred.  The  three medieval tenors John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman and Rogers Covey-Crump perform in the Quire of Beverley Minster and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be working alongside pupils from Beverley Girls' High School and Beverley Grammar Schools in a new production reflecting Handel's Acis and Galatea.  Full details and tickets available from 5 December.
 
NCEM Patrons will once again enjoy a series of behind the scenes visits to some of Beverley's most remarkable houses and churches - to find out how to become an NCEM Patron, please click here

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