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Concerts

This year's Festival sees a varied range of concerts presented by the National Centre for Early Music and York Concerts.

The National Centre for Early Music present a range of inspiring concerts in the wonderful surroundings of St Margaret's Church on Walmgate.

York Concerts 

The York Concerts series offers the broadest musical selection in the region, from early to contemporary and from solo recitals to orchestras and music theatre. Our performers include internationally-known musicians as well as the University's own outstanding ensembles and choirs.

Previous concerts

University Choir and Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 27 June 2012

The composers of the two sacred works in this programme are famous for their operatic work.

Joe Stilgoe

Sunday 24 June 2012

Charm, wit and great talents as both a vocalist and piano player

The Eduardo Niebla Experience: My Gypsy Waltz

Friday 22 June 2012

Flamenco jazz from on of the world's great guitarists

The Chimera Ensemble: Within Cage Without Cage

Friday 22 June 2012

Chimera presents its own, suitably offbeat, homage to the composer John Cage.

Sir Jack Lyons Concert

Wednesday 20 June 2012

The annual Sir Jack Lyons Concert showcases some of the best student performances of the year.

Celebrate the music of Bolivia

Monday 18 June 2012

A lecture by Ashley Solomon with music by the University of York Chamber Choir

Brazilian Carnival Day

Sunday 17 June 2012

Join us as we bring the excitement of the Brazilian Carnival to York!

The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

Saturday 16 June 2012

Guitarist Richard Durrant shares tales and music from his own musical journey and the inspiration he found in Paraguayan composer Augustin Barrios

University Jazz Orchestra

Friday 15 June 2012

The band is joined by saxophonist Julian Arg├╝elles and drummer Martin France for a programme of jazz from Brazil.

University Jazz Orchestra

Thursday 14 June 2012

The band is joined by saxophonist Julian Arg├╝elles and drummer Martin France for a programme of jazz from Brazil.

Eduardo Niebla photo by Harry Dutton

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The National Centre for Early Music is based in a medieval church in York.

Home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival, the NCEM promotes a year-round series of jazz, world, folk and early music concerts as well as a thriving education programme.