The 2015 York Early Music Festival celebrates 300 years of music making across England and France – from the battle of Agincourt in 1415 commemorated by The Clerks in the Quire of York Minster – to the fabulous wealth and opulence of the Court of Louis XIV who died in 1715 and whose music and dance is celebrated by the London Handel Players with baroque specialists Mary Collins and Steven Player in the Lyons Concert Hall at the University of York.
Other performers include:
- The Taverner Consort directed by Andrew Parrott in a programme inspired by the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I
- The Early Opera Company led by Christian Curnyn singing Purcell and Charpentier
- The Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul van Nevel
- The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers
- Instrumentalists include Andreas Staier, Kati Debretzeni, Mahan Esfahani, Richard Boothby and Thomas Dunford.
Highlights of the Festival include a newly constructed medieval soundscape for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc presented by The Orlando Consort and the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition.
Tickets: Booking website
Priority booking – which includes reserved seating throughout the festival – will be given to NCEM Patrons and York Early Music Festival Friends.
Further information: Festival website