Minster Minstrels is York's youth early music ensemble for school-age musicians of any instrument, run in partnership between the NCEM and York Music Centre.

Directed by Ailsa Batters, the ensemble learns how to interpret the wide variety of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods with authentic character and style. They perform regularly, including appearances at York Early Music Festival and York Early Music Christmas Festival, as well as taking part in Music Hub events throughout the year. 

If your child would like to join the Minster Minstrels and you’d like to talk to us about the ensemble, then please get in contact with us on education@ncem.co.uk or alternatively to sign up, please have a look at the ensemble enrolment page for York Music Centre here.


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