National Centre for Early Music

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The award-winning National Centre for Early Music is a centre of excellence for music making of all kinds - and an established conference and recording venue. Situated in St Margaret’s Church York, it is the home of the internationally renowned York Early Music Festival and the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. The Centre also attracts some of the world’s finest artists in the fields of jazz, folk and world music. The National Centre for Early Music is a high-tech, modern facility based within an historical setting. It runs a year-round community and education programme and offers first-class conference and recording facilities.
The National Centre for Early Music runs a lively year-round education programme for people of all ages. There are a number of activities for people who want to make music and explore their creative potential. Some of the activities concentrate on music from the past, some explore contemporary music and music technology - some are a combination of all three! The NCEM also produces a selection of resources for schools and other groups.
The NCEM holds an extensive archive on York Mystery Plays productions from 1952 onwards.

Venue Type:

Festivals, Archive

Opening hours

See website.

Admission charges

See website.

Collection details

Music

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
She'Koyokh

She'Koyokh

  • 9 April 2017 From 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back She’Koyokh, regarded as the leading klezmer ensemble on the planet. These musicians from the UK, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey perform virtuosic toe-tapping klezmer, Gypsy music, soulful songs and the best Balkan dance tunes. To co-incide with their fourth studio album being released in 2017, the band take audiences on a journey, sampling polyphonic singing from Bulgaria, a Serbian song about a pigeon on the raspberries, a steamy quarrel between mother-in-laws in a Turkish sauna, a love song for a Gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes and a duet between a father and daughter about who she's going to marry - in the end she chooses the drunken one!

Admission

£18.00 (concs £16.00; students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/she'koyokh/events

Faustus

Faustus

  • 10 April 2017 From 7:30pm

Making their third appearance at the NCEM, Faustus comprises three more leading lights from the currently vibrant English traditional folk scene. With a plethora of experience between them, they are Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). All three of them sing and with an instrumental mix of melodeon, bouzouki, guitar, fiddle and oboe they offer a richly varied and virtuosic musical display, no doubt focusing on material from newest CD ‘Death And Other Animals’, researched and recorded during their 2016 year as Artists In Residence at Halsway Manor Folk Arts Centre in Somerset.

Admission

£16.00 (concs £14.00) Student Standby
£5.00 available 15 minutes before this concert

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/faustus/events

Antonio Foricone

Antonio Forcione

  • 21 April 2017 From 7:30pm

World acclaimed and multi award-winning guitar master Antonio Forcione returns to the NCEM with his vibrant and original blend of jazz, Flamenco, Soul and African sounds. Antonio takes the guitar to new levels of expression and his numerous awards around the world are a testimony to his genius. Be prepared to both laugh and be moved as he celebrates the unexpected elements in life with delicacy, humour and not least, passion. International tours have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to Russia, the Caribbean, USA and all over Europe. His albums have variously topped UK and international jazz charts and he has shared the stage worldwide with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.

Website

http://£15.00 (concs £13.00; students £5.00)

Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000

  • 30 April 2017 From 11:30am

This updated Disney classic film sets animation against great music, including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Carnival of the Animals and Rhapsody in Blue. It retains the original ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, featuring Mickey Mouse. Each section is introduced by an American showbiz character.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £5.00 (£3.00 young people)
£12.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/fantasia%202000/events

Calan

Calan

  • 3 May 2017 From 7:30pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when this energetic young band from Wales takes the stage. Five virtuoso musicians breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into beautiful and haunting songs which explore the legends of Wales with tales of fairies and magic, myth and mischief. Calan are introducing a new generation of listeners to Welsh traditional music as they tour widely across the UK and into Europe, North America and beyond, with their musicianship and huge sense of humour making for an outstanding show. They are supported tonight by special guest, singer-songwriter Dan Wilde.
Promoted in association with the Black Swan Folk Club

Admission

£15.00 (concs £13.00)
Student Standby £5.00 available 15 minutes before this concert

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/calan/events

University of York Baroque Day

University Baroque Ensemble

  • 6 May 2017 From 7pm

Programme to include:
Telemann Hamburger Ebb und Fluth (‘Wassermusik’)
Biber Battalia à 10

Telemann illustrates the important and successful port of Hamburg with mythological water deities, the physical movement of the ocean, the tides of Hamburg, and happy sailors. Biber’s Battalia anticipates later techniques such as polytonality and playing col legno as it depicts marching, the dissolute horde of the musketeers, Mars, the fight, gunshot, and the lament of the wounded.

This Baroque Day of three concerts focusses on the use of music to tell stories and to express emotions - a popular concept in the 17th and 18th centuries, although the term ‘programme music’ was not in use for another century. The music includes famous examples of musical storytelling by Telemann and Biber and also contrasts Laments written for instruments alone with those for accompanied voice.

Admission

£16 (£13) £3
Day Ticket: £37 (£32) £7

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/university%20baroque%20ensemble/events

University of York Baroque Day

Si Suoni la Tromba

  • 6 May 2017 From 3pm

Carissimi Il lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda
Strozzi Lagrime mei
Monteverdi Lamento d’Arianna
Scarlatti Si suoni la tromba; Mio Tesoro; Si riscaldi il Tebro; Farò la vendetta

All baroque music presents emotion, here that of very expressive laments by two great song writers of the mid-17th century alongside Monteverdi’s famous solo from L’Orfeo. Scarlatti’s arias for trumpet and soprano present sounds of war, songs of honour, whispering breezes, consolation and comfort – not always emotions associated with the trumpet but magnificently and vividly set by Scarlatti.

This Baroque Day of three concerts focusses on the use of music to tell stories and to express emotions - a popular concept in the 17th and 18th centuries, although the term ‘programme music’ was not in use for another century. The music includes famous examples of musical storytelling by Telemann and Biber and also contrasts Laments written for instruments alone with those for accompanied voice.

Admission

£14 (£12) £3
Day Ticket: £37 (£32) £7

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/si%20suoni%20la%20tromba/events

University of York Baroque Day

Compagnia d'Istrumenti

  • 6 May 2017 From 12:30pm

Farina Capriccio Stravagante
Telemann Gulliver Suite
Schmelzer Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinand III
Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Majesté, Impériale, Ferdinand III

Carlo Farina’s 1627 Capriccio Stravagante uses four violin-family instruments to mimic other instruments such as trumpets, shawms, organs, and guitars. Telemann’s 1728 Gulliver Suite mimics characters from Swift’s tale only two years after it was published. We hear depictions of Gulliver, the Lilliputians, giants, sleep and concludes with the civilised and the barbaric. Included also are two Laments for Ferdinand III, Emperor of Austria and employer of Schmelzer and Froberger.

This Baroque Day of three concerts focusses on the use of music to tell stories and to express emotions - a popular concept in the 17th and 18th centuries, although the term ‘programme music’ was not in use for another century. The music includes famous examples of musical storytelling by Telemann and Biber and also contrasts Laments written for instruments alone with those for accompanied voice.

Admission

£14 (£12) £3
Day Ticket: £37 (£32) £3 students

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/compagnia%20d'istrumenti/events

Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

Martin Taylor with Alison Burns

  • 7 May 2017 From 7:30pm

Multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns highlight the Grammy-award winning collaboration between Ella Fitzgerald and jazz guitarist Joe Pass. Taylor and Burns will present a concert inspired by the intimate 1960's duo recordings of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald.
Martin has collaborated with artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Jamie Cullum and Bill Wyman, has a BBC lifetime achievement award, and a record 14 British Jazz Awards! Alison’s debut album, ‘Kissing Bug’, was the first album by a Scottish jazz singer to reach the Jazz Top 10. She has performed all over the world and guested with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Big Band.

Admission

£25.00 (concs £23.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/martin%20taylor%20with%20alison%20burns/events

The NCEM Young Composers Award 2017

NCEM Young Composers Award 2017

  • 11 May 2017 From 7:30pm

Hear music composed by the finalists of the 2017 NCEM Young Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars. This award is now in its 10th year and attracts young composers from across the UK. Finalists will work with composer Christopher Fox and York’s Ebor Singers to prepare their pieces for this public performance. The winners will be announced on the night and the winning pieces will be performed by The Tallis Scholars at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in September and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Supported by the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

Admission

£10.00 (concs £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/ncem%20young%20composers%20award%202017/events

The Lodger

The Lodger: A Story of London Fog

  • 14 May 2017 From 6:30pm

Take a journey into the impossible with this collection of short fantasy films, some exquisitely hand coloured, by two of early cinema’s most extraordinary talents. Includes George Méliès’ famous 1902 adventure, A Trip to the Moon.

Live musical accompaniment from Elizabeth-Jane Baldry harp and Jonathan Best piano Trevor Bartlett percussion.
Certificate U

Admission

£10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)
Double Bill to include 'The Lodger' 6.30pm - 8.00pm £18.00 (concs £14.00; students £8.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/tall%20tales%20and%20incredible%20journeys/events

Trip to the Moon

Tall Tales and Incredible Journeys

  • 14 May 2017 From 4pm

Take a journey into the impossible with this collection of short fantasy films, some exquisitely hand coloured, by two of early cinema’s most extraordinary talents. Includes George Méliès’ famous 1902 adventure, A Trip to the Moon.

Live musical accompaniment from Elizabeth-Jane Baldry harp and Jonathan Best piano Trevor Bartlett percussion.
Certificate U

Admission

£10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)
Double Bill to include 'The Lodger' 6.30pm - 8.00pm £18.00 (concs £14.00; students £8.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/tall%20tales%20and%20incredible%20journeys/events

La Serenissima

La Serenissima

  • 26 May 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Directed from the violin by Adrian Chandler
with Vladimir Waltham cello Leo Duarte, Rachel Chaplin oboes Anneke Scott, Jocelyn Lightfoot horns

Vivaldi Double Concertos

Vivaldi – the great Italian composer known worldwide for The Four Seasons – left an extraordinary legacy of work, composing around 500 concertos. This programme illuminates the genius of his writing for double concertos – two instruments of the same kind.

Whatever the combination, and whatever challenges are set for the soloists involved, this award-winning orchestral group continues to bring new audiences to this glorious music through their vivacity and musical brilliance.

Where

St. Mary's Church
North Bar Within
HU17 8DL

Admission

Tickets £26.00 (concessions £22.00 students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/la%20serenissima/events

Of Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

  • 26 May 2017 2-3pm

Cathryn Dew artistic director
Merit Ariane Stephanos composer Jennifer Cohen flute
with the University of Hull Chapel Choir directed by Simon Desbruslais
& Music Students from the University of York
with
Beverley Grammar School students directed by Zoe Hughes
and Pupils from Beverley Primary Schools

Based on the Festival’s exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the workshop of renaissance polymath (and royal spy) Petrus Alamire, Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax introduces primary and secondary students to the music of the past, and helps them to make sense of it in a modern world.

Throughout the month leading into the Festival, student mentors from Beverley Grammar School and pupils from local primaries will work alongside professional performers and advanced music students. Together they will explore intriguing 15th and 16th century repertoire and blend it with their own creative responses to tell incredible tales from Alamire’s unusual life!

Where

Beverley Minster
Minster Yard North
Beverley
HU17 0DP

Admission

Tickets £3.00

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/of%20shoes%20and%20ships%20and%20sealing%20wax/events

The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

  • 27 May 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Masterpieces of the 16th Century

This programme, presented by festival favourites, The Tallis Scholars, is inspired by the music represented within the Festival Exhibition. Alamire published many of Josquin’s masses - the Missa Malheur me bat being one of the most famous. Based on a chanson, possibly by Ockeghem, it is for four voices until the final movement, when it blossoms into six. Its complex canons continued to be talked about by theorists for over a hundred years, and are models of the art. The remaining pieces are mostly for five voices, sandwiched between masterpieces by Byrd. Browne’s O regina mundi clara, from the Eton Choirbook, is exceptional in having ten separate voiceparts, including four tenors, all of them with dramatically high tessituras. The concert will highlight the architectural majesty of the Minster through the exquisite beauty of singers who are renowned world-wide for their perfect understanding of these 16th century masterpieces.

Where

Beverley Minster
Minster Yard North
Beverley
HU17 0DP

Admission

Tickets £30.00 reserved seating, front central nave
£25.00 unreserved seating, front side aisles
£20.00 (concessions £15.00, students £5.00) unreserved seating rear nave

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20tallis%20scholars/events

Lost Houses of East Yorkshire

  • 27 May 2017 3:30-4:30pm

An illustrated talk by Edward Waterson

It is estimated that nearly two thousand English country houses have disappeared since the 1850s. In East Yorkshire around a hundred houses were demolished, among them Newington Hall, the Greek revival mansion that was home to Edward’s family in the nineteenth century. He will be exploring the reasons for the destruction of so many architectural masterpieces and taking us on a pictorial tour of this extraordinary aspect of the county’s heritage.

Edward has spent most of his working life as a Chartered Surveyor in York, specialising in historic buildings. His five books on Lost Houses have become standard works on the subject.

Where

St John of Beverley RC Church
5 North Bar Without
Beverley
HU17 7AG

Admission

Tickets £10.00

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/lost%20houses%20of%20east%20yorkshire/events

Castello Consort

Castello Consort

  • 27 May 2017 1-2pm

Matthijs van der Moolen sackbut Elise van der Wel violin Anne-Linde Visser cello Miguel Espinoza harpsichord, organ

Laudate
The Castello Consort is the second Emerging Ensemble to be presented at the Festival following in the footsteps of the Consone String Quartet. Members of the group met whilst studying at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and are in Beverley following a busy programme of concerts in Utrecht, Norway and Finland. The concert, which marks their UK debut, takes its inspiration from the religious ceremonies of the 17th century with music by Monteverdi, Marini, Frescobaldi and Castello.

Where

Toll Gavel United Church
Toll Gavel
HU17 9AA

Admission

Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00, students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/castello%20consort/events

Choral Workshop with Patrick Craig

Choral Workshop with Patrick Craig

  • 27 May 2017 10am-4:30pm

As a prelude to the evening’s concert and to complement the exhibition in the Minster, singers are invited to join Patrick Craig as he returns to Beverley for an exploration of some of the repertoire featured in the Alamire collection, including works by Pierre de la Rue and Josquin des Prez.

This practical session is open to all voices (SATB) with reasonable sight-reading skills. The day will conclude with an informal performance to which all are invited, free-of-charge.

Where

Beverley Minster Parish Hall
Minster Yard North
Beverley
HU17 0DP

Admission

£18.00 (student/observers £6.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/choral%20workshop%20with%20patrick%20craig/events

The Carnival Band with Vivien Ellis

The Carnival Band with Vivien Ellis

  • 28 May 2017 8-9:45pm

Heroines and Tricksters – Women in Balladry

The ever-entertaining Carnival Band mix dozens of styles of music together with instruments from across the world in a programme inspired by their current quest to rediscover and perform 100 broadside ballads – the pop music of the 17th century. Their subjects were love, politics, battles, crime, folk tales, and sensational accounts of monsters and disasters. In this concert the women take centre stage – female soldiers, cunning tricksters, noble heroines, and girls who know what they want and how to get it! Vivien Ellis and The Carnival Band bring these characters vividly to life with an array of instruments, full vocal harmony and an infectious sense of fun.

Where

St. Mary's Church
North Bar Within
Beverley
HU17 8DL

Admission

Tickets £20.00 (concessions £18.00, students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20carnival%20band%20with%20vivien%20ellis/events

The Radio 3 Early Music Show

BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show

  • 28 May 2017 2-3pm

Join us for a recording of this popular show which will be broadcast on Sunday 4 June. Presented by Lucie Skeaping, guests include Andy Watts and Vivien Ellis from The Carnival Band and the University of York’s MA vocal ensemble Cenere with Brianna Louwen soprano, Rosalind Parker, Helen Hughson mezzo-sopranos, Thomas Brooke tenor and Thomas Lowen bass.

Where

The Choir, Beverley Minster
Minster Yard North
Beverley
HU17 0DP

Admission

Tickets Admission is free of charge but tickets are necessarily limited so early booking is advised

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/bbc%20radio%203%20the%20early%20music%20show/events

The Marian Consort

The Marian Consort - Breaking the Rules

  • 29 May 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Breaking the Rules
The Imagined Testimony of Carlo Gesualdo
(1566-1613), Composer and Murderer!

by Clare Norburn with Gerald Kyd as Gesualdo
Lighting by Pitch Black

The extraordinary life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, Renaissance prince, gifted composer and notorious murderer. Admired by figures as varied as Igor Stravinsky, Aldous Huxley and Frank Zappa, Gesualdo's strange and fascinating music is brought to life by the sublime voices of The Marian Consort, as Gesualdo spends his final night contemplating his own mortality and the tumultuous events which have led him to this moment.

Where

East Riding Theatre
10 Lord Robert's Road
Beverley
HU17 9BE

Admission

Tickets £18.00 (concessions £15.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20marian%20consort%20-%20breaking%20the%20rules/events

Palisander

Dr Dee's Daughter & the Philosopher's Stone

  • 29 May 2017 2-3pm

Award-winning recorder quartet Palisander joins theatre company Rust and Stardust, in an exciting new family show of magic, history and science. The tale is told through beautiful puppetry and music, performed on recorders up to 6ft tall.
Set in 1595, Dr Dee’s Daughter and the Philosopher’s Stone follows young Katherine Dee as she starts her search for the Philosopher's Stone - the Elixir of Life, a quest her father has abandoned. She experiments, and manages to
summon an assistant in the playful spirit, Madimi. But using Dee's magic crystal has opened a pathway and not all those who use it are as friendly as Madimi...

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Toll Gavel United Church
Toll Gavel
Beverley
HU17 9AA

Admission

£8.00 (children £5.00)
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children £20.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/dr%20dee's%20daughter%20-%20the%20philosopher's%20stone/events

Made to Impress or to Sing From?

  • 29 May 2017 10:30-11:30am

An illustrated lecture by Thomas Schmidt

The so-called ‘Alamire’ manuscripts are amongst the biggest and most beautiful manuscripts ever made in the Renaissance period. Their size and lavish decoration corresponds to their function as gifts by the Habsburg regent Margaret of Austria to rulers all across Europe. But their content was also meant to impress: they contain the repertoire of Margaret’s court chapel which was likewise one of the premier musical institutions in Europe at the time. The talk explores how these fantastic objects could be many things to many people - to be sung from, the pictures to be looked at and interpreted together with the music, or perhaps just to be admired from a distance, with a sense of the glory of God and the power of the ruler in whose possession they were.

Where

The Choir, Beverley Minster
Minster Yard North
Beverley
HU17 0DP

Admission

Tickets £5.00

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/made%20to%20impress%20or%20to%20sing%20from_/events

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University Jazz Orchestra

  • 2 June 2017 From 7:30pm

Full details at www.york.ac.uk/concerts

Admission

£12.00 (concs £10.00; students £3.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/university%20jazz%20orchestra/events

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

  • 3 June 2017 From 7:30pm

The award-winning vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is joined onstage by her husband – acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, for a unique concert of duet arrangements celebrating a century of song. Inspired by some of the great musical partnerships, such as Ray Charles and Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, George and Ira Gershwin, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway and James Taylor and Carole King, this concert features numbers including ‘Alone Together’, ‘Autumn In New York’, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’, ‘A Foggy Day’, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and other favourites

Admission

£18.00 (concs £16.00; students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/jacqui%20dankworth%20-%20charlie%20wood/events

Gary Hammond

Bim, Bang, Boing!

  • 4 June 2017 From 11:30am

Gary Hammond, former percussionist with the Beautiful South, entertains with a huge variety of percussion instruments, including Waterphone, vibratone, buzz bow, airpipes and bird whistles from all corners of the world. From groove to soundscape with instruments you may never have seen, come along and enter this amazing sound world!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £7.00 (£5.00 young people)
£20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/bim%2c%20bang%2c%20boing!/events

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A Night at the Movies with ASFF

  • 9 June 2017 From 7:30pm

This showcase features the 2015 People’s Choice winner ‘Acoustic Kitty’ followed by a Q&A with Director Jennifer Sheridan and Producer Adam Shakinovsky.
Other films screened will include the People’s Choice Winner Stephen Parker’s drama ‘Dust and Resin’, chosen for its perception-altering narrative; Daina O. Pusic’s comedy ‘Rhonna & Donna’, winner of the newly established Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, a dynamic tale of conflict and resolution; ‘Mr Madila’ directed by Rory Waudby-Tolley, featuring a series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the fabric of the universe through animation; ‘Elders’, a documentary by Glen Milner which tells the story of Karim and Katari Chand who, after leaving India for the industrial north of England in the 1960s, never imagined they would have longest marriage in the world! ASFF 2017 will take place from 9-12 November.

Admission

Tickets £10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/a%20night%20at%20the%20movies%20with%20asff/events

Vespertine

Traces of Sound and Light

  • 10 June 2017 From 7:30pm

Join us to see St Margaret’s Church through the curious minds of digital artist Annabeth Robinson and audio designer Jez Wells as they explore this medieval church that has seen transformation over centuries from a sacred space to an award-winning music venue. Audience members will be able to virtually move around in the space as never before and hear in slow motion and shifting detail how it responds to sounds that are made within it.

Presented by the University of York and Leeds College of Art with thanks to AOC Archaeology and Vespertine.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/traces%20of%20sound%20and%20light/events

Leeds Baroque Orchestra

Leeds Baroque Orchestra

  • 11 June 2017 From 3pm

Leeds Baroque, with their director Peter Holman, celebrates the music made and performed by eighteenth-century composers from the North of England including a first modern performance of an extract from an Anthem by Edmund Ayrton (1704-1808) from Ripon. The programme features music by these neglected but accomplished composers and works by their more renowned contemporaries and predecessors, including Charles Avison and Handel.

Admission

£18.00 (concs £16.00; £5.00 students)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/leeds%20baroque%20orchestra/events

John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan

Spring Season 2017 John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan

  • 15 June 2017 From 7:30pm

6 Hands
After many years of playing together the internationally renowned John Williams and John Etheridge are excited to announce that the classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan is joining them in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duets and trios.

Admission

£22.00 (concs £20.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/john%20williams%2c%20john%20etheridge%20-%20gary%20ryan/events

Jazz for Toddlers

Jazz for Toddlers

  • 25 June 2017 From 11:30am

Join Dr Zapp and Dr Zamm, magical musical scientists from the future! Expect a playful and friendly atmosphere jam-packed with lots of music and movement, proving you are never too young to love jazz.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £7.00 (£5.00 young people)
£20.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/jazz%20for%20toddlers/events

Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe

  • 2 July 2017 From 4pm

Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe presents a solo show ‘Song On Film’, as the self-confessed film buff raids his own collection and adds his own original and stylish orchestrations to some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history. From Hollywood’s golden age, to the classic films of the 80’s, to the work of Tarantino, Tati, Paramount and Pixar, Joe performs songs written for and inspired by some of the greatest films of the last century. The concert features a number of your popular favourites in a show of virtuosic musicianship, breath-taking theatricality and wit.

Admission

£18.00 (concs £16.00; students £5.00)

Website

https://tickets.ncem.co.uk/en-GB/shows/joe%20stilgoe/events

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Counterpoint, a Tudor Teaching Resource

http://www.ncem.co.uk/counterpoint

Counterpoint is a CD-ROM educational resource about life in Tudor England. Through music, drama and a wide range of classroom-based activities, the CD-ROM explores the religious changes that took place in England during Tudor times, and the impact these had on the musicians who lived and worked in York Minster. In particular, the CD-ROM focuses on what it was like to be a chorister during the turbulent years of the Reformation. The resource is aimed at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and covers aspects of the National Curriculum in Music, History and Religious Education.

Creator

  • National Centre for Early Music

Publisher

  • National Centre for Early Music

How to obtain

Counterpoint costs £30.00 and can be purchased with e-learning credits. The resource ius avaiable from: The National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL; telephpone 01904 632220; email info@ncem.co.uk or visit www.ncem.co.uk

National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret’s Church
Walmgate
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 9TL
England

Website

www.ncem.co.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@ncem.co.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

01904 632220

Box Office

01904 658338

Fax

01904 612631

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