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23/06/2014

News Release – Issued by the National Centre for Early Music

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York Early Music Festival 10 – 19 July 2014

‘The English Spanish Girl’
Pupils of Lord Deramore’s Primary School perform a specially adapted version of Miguel de Cervantes’s tale of pirates, intrigue, adventure and true love with music from 16th century England and Spain.
Thursday 10 July, 1.30pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Unreserved Seating: £3.00 Under 16 free of charge.
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

‘Fantastical and far-fetched’
An introduction into the mind of CPE Bach

York Early Music Festival Artistic Adviser Lindsay Kemp and flautist Jennifer Cohen offer a fascinating insight to one of the most important composers of the 18th century.
Friday 11 July, 10.30am - 11:30am, Bedern Hall, Bedern.
Tickets: £7.50 including coffee on arrival
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

The Sixteen Insight Day
An Insight Day which provides a fascinating exploration into the stories behind the music of the Choral Pilgrimage for those familiar and new to the repertoire.
Friday 11 July, 12noon - 5.00pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: £25 including refreshments and a light lunch or £20 if booked with The Sixteen at York Minster.
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Rose Consort of Viols
John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr & Roy Marks viols with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
‘Mynstrelles with Straunge Sounds: the first viols in England’

A celebration of music from the Spanish songbook of Catherine of Aragon’s parents, pieces associated with the shipwrecked Philip the Fair of Burgundy whose minstrels entertained the Tudor Court and works both English and continental preserved in Tudor manuscripts.
Friday 11 July, 2.00pm – c.3.00pm, St Olave’s Church, Marygate
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers
‘Voice of the Turtle Dove’

The Sixteen revisits the golden age of Renaissance polyphony with a stunning programme of gems by three of the finest English Tudor composers: William Mundy, John Sheppard and Richard Davy.
Friday 11 July, 7.30pm, York Minster
Tickets: reserved seating rear nave: £22.00 (concessions £20.00), unreserved side aisles: £15.00 (students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

‘Songs of the Soul’
Lieder from Berlin by CPE Bach, JF Reichardt and CF Zelter
Bethany Seymour, Catrin Woodruff sopranos Nancy Cole alto James Gilchrist tenor Matthew Brook bass & Peter Seymour fortepiano

This captivating programme of song explores Lieder’s Prussian roots and charts the route to its establishment in Schubert’s Vienna towards the end of the 18th Century.
Saturday 12 July, 11.00am – c.12noon, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Reserved seating: £15.00 (concessions £13.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Amarillis
Héloïse Galliard flute, baroque oboe Alice Piérot violin Marianne Muller viola de gamba Violaine Cochard harpsichord with Maïlys de Villoutreys soprano
‘Sur le pas d’Orphée’

Amarillis, winners of the 1995 York Early Music Festival International Young Artists Competition, celebrate Philippe Rameau in a programme that sets two of his colourful and vivacious Pièces de clavecin en concerts alongside his early cantata Orphée.
Saturday 12 July, 3.00pm – c.4.00pm, St Olave’s Church, Marygate
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Bethany Seymour, Catrin Woodruff sopranos Nancy Cole alto James Gilchrist tenor Matthew Brook bass & Peter Seymour conductor
‘CPE Bach: Du Göttlicher A Passion Cantata

A rare chance to hear the dramatic and expressive Passion cantata - Du Göttlicher - in which CPE Bach’s original and characteristic genius shines out in every bar.
Saturday 12 July, 7.30pm – 9.30 pm (please note there is no interval), St Michael le Belfrey Church, Petergate
Tickets: Reserved seating central nave £25.00 (concessions £20.00) Unreserved side aisles and balcony £17.00 (concessions £15, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Early Music Show
Live broadcast of BBC Radio 3’s popular show presented by Lucie Skeaping. Immediately after the broadcast the Festival will present its fifth biennial Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrew Parrott.
Sunday 13 July, 2.00pm – 3.00pm NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Reserved Seating: Free to those attending other events in the Festival but please do book in advance
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Minster Minstrels Anniversary Concert
Heather Moger director
‘To Everything a Time’

The Minster Minstrels celebrate 10 years since it was formed with English madrigals and consort music to Italian intermedii.
Sunday 13 July, 4.30pm – c.5.30pm NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Reserved seating £10.00 (Festival Friends and NCEM Patrons free, students and family members £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Kati Debretzeni director/violin
‘Of Births and Deaths, Angels and Devils’

OAE leader, Kati Debretzeni, takes on the contrasting roles of two virtuoso violinists – Frenchman Jean-Marie Leclair and the Italian Pietro Locatelli, once dubbed the ‘angel’ and ‘devil’ of the violin respectively in a programme which celebrates the anniversary of four of the most respected musicians in the 18th century: composer CPE Bach, Neapolitan opera star Nicolò Jomelli and these two dazzling violinists.
Sunday 13 July, 6.30pm Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York.Tickets: Reserved seating £25.00 (concessions £20.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

The Ubiquitous Countertenor
‘Falsetto, fact and fiction’

Andrew Parrott invites audiences to consider how the critical reappraisal of ‘early’ music as it may have originally been performed has tended to focus on instrument with vocal matters treated much less rigorously – and not least the place of the countertenor which has been taken on trust.
Monday 14 July, 10.30am – c.11:30am, Bedern Hall, Bedern.
Tickets: £7.50 including coffee on arrival
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

‘Charles Burney: Musical Tourist’
David Owen Norris narrator and pianist

Burney’s experience of the musical world was second to none, and luckily he wrote it all down. David Owen Norris uses Burney’s books, letters, diaries and memoirs to paint a picture of the age and a man who first defined the classical style.
Monday 14 July, 2.00pm – c.3.00pm, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate
Tickets: £15.00 (concessions £13.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Ensemble Gilles Binchois
Anne-Marie Lablaude soprano David Sagastume alto Stephan van Dyck tenor Dominique Vellars tenor and direction Emmanuel Vistorky bass with
Les Sacqueboutiers
Jean-Pierre Canihac cornett Philippe Canguilhem shawm Daniel Lasalle sackbut and Laurent Lechenadec dulcian

‘Nunca fué pena mayor: A Mass and Motets by Francisco de Peñalosa’
Francisco de Peñalosa was one of the most prolific and illustrious composers of the Spanish Golden Age. Ensemble Gilles Binchois perform his Mussa Nunca fué pena mayor, set amongst a selection of his motets.
Monday 14 July, 7.30pm, The Quire of York Minster
Tickets: £25.00 (concessions £20.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Duo Domenico
Jonathan Rees, Vladimir Waltham cellos
‘Boccherini’s Influences’

Winners of the 2013 Friends of York Early Music Festival International Young Artists Competition prize, Duo Domenico return to play works by the Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini against a backdrop of the influences that formed him.
Tuesday 15 July, 2.00pm – c.3.00pm, All Saints’ Church, North Street
Tickets: £12.00 (concessions £10.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Nonsuch Dance Company
‘The Dance of the Deadly Sins’

A newly devised dance theatre experience based on the 16th century dance play from Seville by Diego Sanchez de Badajoz. The story follows Adam, the first man created, as he meets seven dancing girls representing the seven deadly sins.
Tuesday 15 July, 7.00pm – c.9.00pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Unreserved seating: £15.00 (concessions £13.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

University of York Baroque Ensemble
Daniel Edgar, Tim Smedley directors
‘Baroque Celebrations’

The ever-popular University of York Baroque Ensemble celebrate the anniversaries of three Baroque composers: Carl Philip Emanuel, Pietro Locatelli, and Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Wednesday 16 July, 2.00pm – c.3.00pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church.
Tickets: Reserved seating: £12.00 (concessions £10.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

MarÍa Cristina Kiehr soprano Ariel Abramovich lute, vihuela
‘Andad pasiones, andad’

Argentinian born soprano María Cristina Kiehr joins lute and vihuela player Ariel Abramovich, who has reconstructed the beautiful but unwritten songs of the Cancionero de Palacio and the Segovia Manuscript for this concert.
Wednesday 16 July, 7.30pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church.
Tickets: Reserved seating: £20.00 (concessions £17.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

‘Jordi Savall and the Borgias’
A documentary featuring director, researcher and performer, Jordi Savall, which talks about his music and work and the year-long process of creating a major musical project on the notorious Borgia family.
Thursday 17 July, 11.00am – 12.15pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church.
Tickets: Unreserved seating: £5.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

‘The Silence Before Bach’
Drama and documentary-style filmmaking blend with the surreal in a passionate look at the legacy of JS Bach. This visually and aurally arresting film takes a playful look at a classical composer who continues to inspire and influence Western culture.
Thursday 17 July, 2.00pm – 3.45pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church.
Tickets: Unreserved seating: £5.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

The Cardinall’s Musick
Andrew Carwood director

‘Spain, Defender of the Faith: Masterpieces from the greatest Empire of the 16th century’
The music produced by Spanish composers during the height of Spain’s powers in the 16th century was colourful, expressive and intense. The great Tomàs Luis de Victoria’s music is at the heart of this programme and includes his magnificent Missa Salve regina, several fine motets and a thrilling Magnificat, set alongside works by his contemporaries and compatriots Guerrero, Esquivel and Lobo.
Thursday 17 July, 7.30pm, The Quire of York Minster
Tickets: £25.00 (concessions £20.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Thalia Ensemble
Belén Nieto flute Sarah Assmann oboe Diederik Ornée clarinet Hylke Rozema horn José Rodrigues Gomes bassoon

‘A strictly sentimental art’
Thalia Ensemble, winners of the 2013 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, makes a very welcome return to York for their Prize Concert with a programme of Bohemian wind music by Anton Reicha.
Friday 18 July, 2.00pm – c.3.15pm, St Olave’s Church, Marygate
Tickets: £12.00 (concessions £10.00, students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Jumpstart Jr. Day
A unique showcase to round off the Festival featuring three fine young violinists supported by The Netherlands Jumpstart Jr Foundation – Cecilia Bernardini, Bojan Čičić and Huw Daniel – and three superb old instruments.

Jumpstart Jr. Day Concert 1
Bojan Čičič violin
Sei solo a violino
JS Bach’s Six Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas.
Saturday 19 July, 10.30am – c.11.15am, Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate
Tickets: £7.50 Buy tickets for all four Jumpstart Day concerts for just £25.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Jumpstart Jr. Day Concert 2
Huw Daniel violin with
Harmony of Nations
Kirstin Deeken violin Lucy Scotchmer cello Raphaël Collingon harpsichord
Bach Trio Sonatas
Saturday 19 July, 12.00noon – c.12.45pm, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviorgate
Tickets: £7.50 Buy tickets for all four Jumpstart Day concerts for just £25.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Jumpstart Jr. Day Concert 3
Cecilia Bernardini violin Keiko Schichijo fortepiano
Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas from Vienna
Saturday 19 July, 2.30pm – c.3.20pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Reserved seating £7.50 Buy tickets for all four Jumpstart Day concerts for just £25.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk

Jumpstart Jr. Day Concert 4
Cecilia Bernardini, Bojan Čičić, Huw Daniel violins with Harmony of Nations
Kristin Deeken violin, Linda Hannah-Andersson violin, Jordan Bowron viola Lucy Scotchmer cello, Kate Aldridge double bass, Raphaël Collignon harpsichord
Concerto a Tre
A feast of virtuosic pieces for three violins and continuo and, with Harmony of Nations, a reconstruction of Bach’s triple violin concerto in D major BWV 1064R – a rare chance to hear a well-known piece as Bach might have originally intended it, and a fitting climax to the day.
Saturday 19 July, 5.00pm – c.5.45pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church
Tickets: Reserved seating £7.50 Buy tickets for all four Jumpstart Day concerts for just £25.00
Box Office: 01904 658338, Web: www.ncem.co.uk