National Centre For Early Music

National Centre For Early Music
St Margaret's Church, York, YO1 9TL
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Antonio Forcione

The charismatic and unconventional guitarist performs a selection of work from his extensive repertoire. With support from Will McNicol.

Fri 21 Apr

£15 (£13; £5) / 01904 658338

Bim, Bang, Boing!

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.

Sun 4 Jun

£7 (Children £5; £20) / 01904 658338


The five-piece band plays foot-tapping tunes and gives spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.

Wed 3 May

£15 (£13) / 01904 658338

The Chimpanzees Of Happytown

Story-telling, live music and illustrations from the original story book. Polly Ives narrates, accompanied by musicians from Ensemble 360.

Sun 26 Mar

£10 (Children £5) / 01904 658338

Compagnia D'Istrumenti

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…

Sat 6 May

£14 (£12; £3) / 01904 658338


The three-piece comprising of Bellowhead's Benji Kirkpatrick, Bellowhead/Belshazzar's Feast's Paul Sartin and Waterson Carthy and Kings Of Calicutt's Saul Rose performs a selection of its contemporary folk numbers.

Mon 10 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01904 658338

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Performing as an intimate voice/piano duo with her husband Charlie Wood, Jacqui Dankworth treats us to music from her latest album It Happens Quietly and her favourite songwriters (from Cole Porter to James Taylor).

Sat 3 Jun

£18 (£16; £5) / 01904 658338

Jazz For Toddlers

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.

Sun 25 Jun

£7 (Children £5) / 01904 658338

Joe Stilgoe

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…

Sun 2 Jul

£18 (£16; £5) / 01904 658338

John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan: 6 Hands

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.

Martin Taylor With Alison Burns

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.

Sun 7 May

Micklegate Singers: Water Night

Nick Carter directs the singers for a performance of water-themed songs, from Elgar's Shower of 1914 to McLeish's powerful 2014 settings of Langton Hughes.

Sat 25 Mar

NCEM Young Composers Award 2017

Hear music composed by the finalists ahead of a performance by The Tallis Scholars in Manchester in September.

Thu 11 May


She'Koyokh is London's award-winning klezmer ensemble performing Ashkenazi Jewish, Eastern European, Balkan and Turkish folk music with fresh, dynamic energy.

Sun 9 Apr

£18 (£16; £5) / 01904 658338

Si Suoni La Tromba

Soprano Bethany Seymour, trumpeter Niels Tilma and harpsichordist Peter Seymour performs Carissimi's Il lamento In Morte Di Maria Stuarda, Strozzi's Lagrime Mei, Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna and Scarlatti's Si Suoni La Tromba, Mio Tesoro, Si Riscaldi Il Tebro and Faro La Vendetta.

Sat 6 May

£14 (£3–£12) / 01904 658338

Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

The two musicians perform folk.

Tue 28 Mar

Tall Tales And Incredible Journeys

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 Melies' famous 1902 adventure, A Trip to the Moon. Live musical accompaniment from Elizabeth-Jane Baldry harp and Jonathan Best piano Trevor…

Sun 14 May

£10 (£8; £5) / 01904 658338

Traces Of Sound And Light

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…

Sat 10 Jun

Free / 01904 658338

University Baroque Ensemble

The ensemble performs Telemann's Hamburger Ebb Und Fluth 'Wassermusik' and Biber's Battalia a 10.

Sat 6 May

University Jazz Orchestra

Internationally-acclaimed composer and saxophonist John Warren conducts the University of York Jazz Orchestra.

Fri 2 Jun

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