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Rumorum Winners of the 2017 Friends Prize 2017 International Young Artists Competition

Friends enjoying the 2017 York Early Music Festival

Friends enjoying the 2017 York Early Music Festival

Friends celebrating the opening of the 2017 Festival



Friends of York Early Music Festival bring together those with a special love of early music who wish to support the Festival in the longer term.  Friends are offered offers myriad opportunities throughout the summer Festival to meet others with similar interests and, over the years, many lasting personal friendships have been formed.

The Friends offer particular support to up-and-coming performers in the field of early music by sponsoring, through their special donations, a Friends' Audience Prize for the biennial Young Artists Competition. Previous winners have included the award-winning vocal group Stile Antico (2005), Grand Desir (2009), Encantar (2011) Duo Domenico (2013), Sollazzo Ensemble (2015) and Rumorum (2017).

Join as an individual or with a joint subscription for any two friends. Friendship makes an excellent Christmas or Birthday Present. You can buy gift vouchers as well to send to your friends to help them pay for next year's festival events!
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You can make a payment online by following the link below. After your payment is complete you will be redirected to a short registration form which will activate your membership.

Membership Options

Open an application form from the link below

Click the thumbnail above to view the brochure online or download from the link below
NCEM Join Us.pdf

Click the link below to download the 'Join US' application Form
NCEM Join Us Form.pdf

For further information please contact:
Jillian Johnson, Friends of York Early Music Festival, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church
Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Email: friends@ncem.co.uk
Tel: 01904 632220
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HELP SUPPORT OUR YOUNG MUSICIANS
The Friends of the York Early Music Festival care passionately about our younger early music performers and regularly support the York Early Music Festival International Young Artists Competition by donating a special 'Friends Audience Prize' and attending concerts given by the Minster Minstrels, York's early music ensemble for young people. Over the next few years we are asking for some additional financial support for these two elements of our work. The donations given will help towards travel and subsistence costs for the Competition artists and to pay towards the high quality tuition given to our Minster Minstrels. If you are able to support us, please use Pay Pal to make an on-line donation.