York Early Music Christmas Online Festival 2023

Available to buy until Wednesday 24 January
Available to watch on demand from Friday 15 December 2.00pm – Wednesday 31 January

A link to watch the videos will be emailed to you on the 15th December ready for viewing from 2.00pm.

Ignacio Ramal, Angela Moro, Sara Balasch violins
Alaia Ferran viola
Clara Pouvreau cello
Marc de la Linde gamba
Jussif Barakat double bass
Jeremy Nastasi lute/theorbo
Joan Segui organ/harpsichord

Phantastic Kapellmeisters The music of 17th century Vienna There are moments and places in history in which, despite the prevalence of political, military, and religious conflicts, an artistic movement arises and the 17th century court of the Hapsburgs in Vienna saw such a flourishing of culture known as ‘stylus phantasticus’.

Instrumental ensemble The Ministers of Pastime trace the history of this thrilling new style in the works of Schmelzer, Bertali and Valentini.

“…their approach, conviction and energy are as surprising as they are contagious…” Mario Guada, Codalario

The Ministers of Pastime are supported by EEEMERGING+ a Europe-wide funding programme for young emerging ensembles in the field of early music, funded by Creative Europe.


Event Date: 15/12/2023 2:00 pm

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