The Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival was established in 1988 to celebrate this glorious county town’s historic association with musicians from medieval times. Blessed by a wealth of extraordinarily rich ecclesiastical buildings, and a wealth of musical carvings in stone & wood in both Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church, Beverley is the perfect place for a festival of early music. Supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and administered by the National Centre for Early Music, the festival draws in residents and visitors alike to its annual series of concerts, illustrated lectures and associated workshops.

Thank you to all those who joined us over the 2024 Festival Weekend. We were delighted to welcome so many people to our concerts, workshops and lectures and we were particularly delighted by the audience that joined us on the Westwood alongside recorder player Olwen Foulkes. We look forward to seeing you next year when our festival dates are Friday 23 – Sunday 25 May 2025.

Information on the programme – which will include the music of Palestrina presented by Stile Antico in Beverley Minster and a celebration of Georgian Beverley – will be available in the New Year. Please join our free mailing list to ensure that you get news (and occasional offers) well in advance. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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