Friday 8 – Saturday 16 July

The York Early Music Festival was established in 1977 and is designed to celebrate York’s myriad medieval churches, guildhalls and historic houses through historically informed music making of the highest international standard. The Festival is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the NCEM’s annual programme and enjoyed by visitors from across the world.

The 2022 festival opens with the acclaimed viol specialists Paolo Pandolfo and Amelie Chemin making a welcome return to York, and will close with the International Young Artists Competition.  Guest artists include The Sixteen, Gonzaga Band, Tallis Scholars, Profeti della Quinta (winners of the 2011 competition), Gabrieli Consort & Players, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists and vocalists Voces Suaves. These evening concerts are supported by a series of illustrated talks, workshops, opportunities to ‘come & sing’ and informal recitals.  Concerts are presented in a range of historically appropriate venues across York including York Minster, St Olave’s Church, St Lawrence’s and the NCEM which is itself based in the medieval church of St Margaret.

Booking opens to NCEM Patrons on Monday 7 February and to Festival Friends on Wednesday 9 February – and to the public on Monday 14 February.  To find out more about how to join the Patrons & Friends and get all the news, please click here. 

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