The Beverley Early Music Festival was initiated in 1988 at the request of Beverley Borough Council and has been supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council since 1994.

The festival is designed to celebrate the best of early music set within some of Yorkshire's finest ecclesiastical venues - most notably Beverley Minster and St Mary's Church, Beverley.

The Festival has been directed from the outset by Delma Tomlin who was initially engaged by the local authority and subsequently by the York Early Music Foundation the registered charity responsible for the National Centre for Early Music. The Festival is supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Arts Council England and a variety of trust funds, corporate sponsors and individuals. Please see below for brochures relating to the 2010 festival to the present day.

The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.