The NCEM promotes public understanding and enjoyment of early music through historically informed performances, festivals and digital technology, supported by a clearly focused learning and participation programme, promoted locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
YBC has a longstanding association with the NCEM and regularly appeared at music festivals in York. The choir regularly performs at the annual Christmas Early Music Festival typically performing one of the larger pieces in the 18th century choral repertoire with accompaniment from the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. We really value this partnership.
York Early Music Christmas Festival 2021
Friday 3 - Saturday 11 December
The York Early Music Christmas Festival was created in 1997 to introduce audiences to the extraordinary wealth of music associated with Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, from the Medieval to the Baroque, intertwined with the sagas, stories and tales of the north.
York Early Music Festival 2022
Friday 8 – Saturday 16 July
The York Early Music Festival was established in 1977 and is designed to celebrate York’s myriad medieval churches, guildhalls and historic houses through historically informed music making of the highest international standard. The Festival is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the NCEM’s annual programme and enjoyed by visitors from across the world.
Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2022
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May
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.