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Beverley Early Music Festival

The Tallis Scholars

Beverley Minster

Beverley Guildhall

The 2015 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival was a great success. Festivities opened in the Toll Gavel United Church with the Girasoli ensemble presenting Beethoven's Septet and concluded in Beverley Minster with a glorious mix of Tallis, Shepherd and Pἃrt delivered by The Tallis Scholars.

Highlights in between a joyous celebration of the music of Handel led by members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment working with students from Beverley Grammar and High Schools and the University of York; workshops for school children based around the music which may have been heard at the time of sealing of the Magna Carta presented by Joglaresa an improvisatory workshop for adults focusing on medieval and folk music led by Belinda Sykes and a choral workshop for all ages embracing both the music of the Tudors and the present day led by Patrick Craig of The Tallis Scholars.

The Festival is administered through the National Centre for Early Music. NCEM Patrons were once again given a behind the scenes tour of one of Beverley's architectural gems - the Beverley Guildhall with its extraordinary Georgian courtroom. If you are interested in joining the NCEM Patrons to find out more about Beverley's unique history - and meet like-minded individuals who want to help to keep this festival alive, please click here

We would like to thank all those who have supported the Festival in 2015 - particularly the East Riding of Yorkshire Council; Arts Council England; Schroder Financial Management; Mayfield Valley Arts Trust; F P Finn Charitable Trust; the Hull & East Riding Charitable Trust and the Beverley Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Details of the 2016 Festival will be posted shortly. Highlights will include The Cardinall's Musick led by Andrew Carwood [director of music at St Paul's Cathedral, London] on Saturday 28 May in Beverley Minster.

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