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York Early Music Christmas Festival 2015 PR

11 November 2015

MEDIA Release
For Immediate Release


York Early Music Christmas Festival 2015 (4 - 12 December)

On Friday 4 December York Early Music Christmas Festival lights up the festive season with the brilliant European Union Baroque Orchestra's 'Taste of the Baroque' programme in the beautiful setting of the NCEM, St Margaret Church. Highlights throughout the week include: Les Contre-Sujets The Four Nations; The Yorkshire Bach Choir and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists performance of Haydn's The Creation (Sat 5 Dec); The Marian Consort Christmas with the Shepherds (Mon 7 Dec); Joglaresa Sing We Yule! (Tue 8 Dec); The York Waits Crions Noel (Wed 9 Dec); soprano Clare Wilkinson and friends Courtiers of Grace (Thu 10 Dec) and Ex Cathedra An Elizabethan Christmas (Fri 11 Dec). The outstanding B'Rock Orchestra's contemporary twist on the music of the Baroque brings the festival to a breath- taking close with a programme of Christmas music from across Europe from Corelli through to Arvo Pärt on Saturday 12 December.

Delma Tomlin MBE, Administrative Director of York Early Music Christmas Festival, says:
"This year's Festival opens and closes with two thrilling concerts involving the European Union Baroque Orchestra's brilliant young musicians under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and the excitement of B'Rock's A Baroque X-Mas programme with the shining soprano of Julia Doyle.

We're delighted to welcome Les Contre-Sujets in the first residency of the EEEmerging European Ensembles programme to perform The Four Nations - the first York International Concerto Competition - complete with Baroque dance, in collaboration with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance."

Full programme details available at: www.ncem.co.uk/xmas