Beverley Early Music Festival
Masterpieces of Music: from Byrd to Beethoven
The 2016 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival runs from Friday 27 - Monday 30 May and is packed with some of the most beautiful music ever written: from Bryd to Beethoven. Opening with JS Bach's remarkable Brandenburg Concertos presented by Florilegium [Fri 27: St Mary's Church] and closing with Monteverdi's monumental Vespers in Beverley Minster, guests artists include soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny in a programme of Handel and Carissimi [Sat 28: Toll Gavel United Church], the Cardinalls' Musicke led by Andrew Carwood (also director of music at St Pauls' Cathedral) focusing on masterpieces written in honour of the Virgin Mary by Lassus, Byrd and Victoria [Sat 28: Beverley Minster] and the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in a thoughtful and expressive programme of Beethoven quartets [Sun 29: St James' Church, Warter].
Highlights include workshops for established recorder & flute players led by Ashley Solomon, for choral singers directed by Andrew Carwood, and workshops for school children across Beverley led by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Full details of the 2016 Festival will be available on Monday 30th November. NCEM Patrons will have priority booking until Friday 4th December. If you are interested in joining the NCEM Patrons and finding out more about Beverley's unique history whilst meeting like-minded individuals who want to help to keep this festival alive, please click here
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