The York Early Music Christmas Festival was created in 1997 to introduce audiences to the extraordinary wealth of music associated with Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, from the Medieval to the Baroque, intertwined with the sagas, stories and tales of the north.   

The 2020 Festival will run from 4 – 13 December with guests including Spiritato, Illyria Consort, Joglaresa, The York Waits, Stile Antico, Palisander and the Marian Consort.

Concerts will be presented to a live audience, cabaret style and recorded for broadcast as part of the first-ever York Early Music Christmas Festival Online: 10th – 13th December.  Full details will be available shortly.

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