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Cuppa and a Chorus!


National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

Tel: 01904658338

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About us

If you like to sing - whatever your experience - then our Singing Afternoons are for you. These relaxed workshops allow people from all walks of life to be part of a friendly community, making music and meeting new people, in the beautiful surroundings and warm acoustic of the National Centre for Early Music. Experienced community choir leader, Chris Bartram, will gently guide singing enthusiasts through a variety of different music from around the world. With sessions spread across 2017, these Singing Afternoons offer an informal alternative to a regular community choir. There is no pressure to come to every session and you do not need to read music or have any prior experience of singing in a group - all are welcome!

NCEM is supported by City of York Council as part of Culture & Wellbeing In York, and is working with Age UK York, Converge and York St John University to enable access to positive communal activity for those in most need. If you have any access queries, please contact NCEM Education Development Manager on or 01904 632220.

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  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

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  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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: York station is 1 mile away.

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