National Centre For Early Music

National Centre For Early Music
St Margaret's Church, York, YO1 9TL
  • Telephone 01904 658338
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm
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  • Website www.ncem.co.uk
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Andy Sheppard Quartet

The saxophonist and composer performs his own contemporary compositions with his accompanying musicians.

Mon 13 Nov

£22 (£20) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

BarrocoTout: Bach: A Musical Offering

The winners of the 2017 York Early Music Festival International Young Artist's Competition perform a special concert given as part of BBC Radio 3's 'A Bach Christmas' season.

Fri 8 Dec

£12 (£5–£10) / 01904 658338

  • 13:00

Bella Hardy

The contemporary folk musician, singer and songwriter from Edale in Derbyshire performs a combination of traditional and self-penned material. With support from Joshua Burnell.

Tue 24 Oct

£17; £5 under 35s (£15) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

A Ceremony of Carols

Few pieces capture the joy and expectation of Christmas quite as well as Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. This striking setting in eleven movements is scored for upper voices and harp. Britten began work on his Ceremony of Carols in 1942, after three very successful years in America.  On board a Swedish cargo vessel bound…

Sun 17 Dec

£15 (£12) / 01904 658338

Chiaroscuro Quartet

The ensemble performs String Quartets by Haydn.

Sat 9 Dec

£16 (£14) / 01904 658338

The ensemble performs Haydn's String Quartets In B, Op76, No 4 'Sunrise'. D Minor, Op 76, No 2 'Fifths', C, Op 76, No.3 'Emperor' and E, Op 76, No 6.

  • 11:30
  • 17:00

Sun 10 Dec

£16; £5 under 35s/NUS (£14) / 01904 658338

The ensemble performs Haydn's String Quartets In G, Op 76, No 1 and D, Op 76, No.5 'Largo'.

  • 23:30

Christine Tobin Trio: Leonard Cohen Tribute

The singer and her accompanying musicians perform her A Thousand Kisses Deep homage to the Canadian singer-songwriter.

Sat 11 Nov

£16; £5 under 35s (£14) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

The Ebor Singers & Chelys Consort Of Viols

The groups perform verse anthems and carols from the English civil war.

Tue 12 Dec

£21; £5 under 35s/NUS (£19) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Elin Manahan Thomas & Elizabeth Kenny: Now Winter Comes Slowly

The soprano and lutist perform a festive programme of wintry favourites.

Fri 8 Dec

£25; £5 under 35s/NUS (£21) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Joglaresa: Make We Mirth

London-based ensemble Joglaresa has been playing since 1992. Now well established, they are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is thought of as early music. Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional music, using their combined…

Fri 8 Dec

£21; £5 under 35s/NUS (£19) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

John Kirkpatrick: Carolling And Crumpets

The Shropshire-based musician, who has been part of the English folk scene since 1950s, presents a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at midwinter.

Mon 18 Dec

£15 (£13) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate

Kalhor, one of the best-known performers of Persian and Kurdish music, performs alongside the West African Kora-player.

Fri 3 Nov

£18; £5 under 35s (£16) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Lady Maisery

Folk trio with a unique approach to harmony singing and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions. Support act Yan Tan Tether.

Mon 20 Nov

£16; £5 under 35s (£14) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Leah Stuttard And Agnethe Christensen

The multi-instrumentalist and the singer perform a series of Lutheran Chorales.

Thu 23 Nov

£16; £35 under 25s (£14) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Mon 6 Nov

£18; £5 under 35s (£16) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Opera North: Opera Tales

A family friendly concert taking you on a spell-binding journey through the exciting world of opera. Expect vivid storytelling, sublime song and breath-taking music from Opera North's Claire Pascoe, and musicians from the Orchestra Of Opera North.

Sun 26 Nov

£7 (Children £5; £20) / 01904 658338

  • 11:30

Orlando Consort

The ensemble performs sophisticated and irresistible Christmas music for both courtly and church settings with music by Perotin, Dufay and Clemens.

Sun 10 Dec

£25; £5 under 35s/NUS (£21) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

Saz'iso

The group performs a range of music native to the area of Southern Albania.

Tue 7 Nov

£14; £5 under 35s (£12) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

St Cecilia Gala Concert: Palestrina Missa Cantantibus Organis

This year our popular annual celebration of the patron saint of music focusses on the music of  Giovanni Pieruluigi da Palestrina, as we recreate a mass in honour of St Cecilia at the Church of St Cecilia in Trastevere.  Its not surprising that Roman musicians embraced the cult of St Cecilia, as she lived and died in…

Sat 18 Nov

£15 (£12) / 01904 658338

The York Waits & Deborah Catterall

A celebration of English medieval and Tudor music for the festive season.

Wed 13 Dec

£21; £5 under 35s/NUS (£19) / 01904 658338

  • 19:30

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