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Music - Classical, Sat 18 Feb 2017

National Centre for Early Music

National Centre for Early Music


The Song Day focuses on settings of the great bard’s verse, albeit after 2016’s significant anniversaries but it is never too late to celebrate the words that have inspired so much great music. Originally the settings were heard in the context of the plays for which they were written but gradually moved outside the theatre so that by the late 19th and 20th centuries many composers – especially British ones – were inspired to set Shakespeare’s texts. These include Stanford, Sullivan, Vaughan Williams, Coates, Quilter, Finzi, Bridge, Maconchy, Dring – a veritable stellar group of composers for the voice!

Roderick Williams needs no introduction to audiences both in York and further afield and we are delighted to welcome him back for song recitals, a genre in which he is one of the world’s pre-eminent performers. A winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award and now a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Kitty Whately is a passionate interpreter of song and has given many recitals including at the Wigmore Hall, the Edinburgh Festival and the Oxford and Leeds Lieder Festivals.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board MemberFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

2004 York Tourism Bureau Conference Venue 2003 Adapt Award for Access.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Feb 2017 12:30 to 16:30 19:00


Music oft hath such a charm: The Golden Age - The English Pastoral School £16 (£14) £3
Day Ticket: £32 (£28) £6 students


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St Margaret's Church,



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Map reference: SE 608515  Lat: 53.95601 Long: -1.07492

By Foot:
Follow signs to the Castle Area and then to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Carry on over the River Foss on to Walmgate. The National Centre for Early Music is on the left hand side.

Park & Ride:
With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

2004 York Tourism Bureau Conference Venue 2003 Adapt Award for Access.


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