Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 
Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 June


For the first time, we are delighted to invite you to join the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival online – and to share something of the magic and majesty of the glorious county town of Beverley – one of Yorkshire’s ‘hidden gems’.

Nestling between the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and the coastal city of Hull and boasting some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture in the UK, Beverley has been the home of the Early Music Festival since 1988. 

Beverley ’21 Online includes five fabulous concerts filmed in four different churches – alongside some exclusive treats just for you.

Join historian David Neave in the rural hamlet of Rowley as he talks about the pilgrims of the East Riding who left in England in the 17th century to found their own town of Rowley Massachusetts, and hear the music of their time in specially commissioned film about the music of Mayflower. 

Learn about the composition of this year’s festival with John Bryan, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Huddersfield.

Join us for a virtual ballad walk in the company of singer Vivien Ellis and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of the very beautiful venues in the company of guest curators Fiona Jenkinson and Dr Jennie England.

All concerts will premiere online at the listed time and will be available to watch on demand until Friday 2nd July 2021.  Online viewing instructions will be emailed to all bookers on Friday 4th June.

The festival is generously supported by

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