Friday 24 – Sunday 26 May 2024

The Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival was established in 1988 to celebrate this glorious county town’s historic association with musicians from medieval times. Blessed by a wealth of extraordinarily rich ecclesiastical buildings, and a wealth of musical carvings in stone & wood in both Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church, Beverley is the perfect place for a festival of early music. Supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and administered by the National Centre for Early Music, the festival draws in residents and visitors alike to its annual series of concerts, illustrated lectures and associated workshops.

The 2024 Festival opens with the vibrant young Spanish instrumental group El Gran Teatro del Mundo and closes with The Telling presenting their critically acclaimed stage show Into the Melting Pot. With guest artists including the award-winning vocal ensemble Tenebrae revelling in the musical brilliance of the Spanish Golden Age, the London Handel Players presenting their Barbaric Beauty programme, and the recently appointed BBC Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble Augelletti joining us – mixed together with a series of lectures and workshops designed to inform and entertain – we can promise you a weekend to remember.

Booking will open to NCEM Patrons on Monday 22nd January and to the wider public on Wednesday 24th January. To ensure that you get priority booking, and help to ensure that the festival thrives into the future, please contact

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