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Offer Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2010 season and our 10th anniversary! We are celebrating with a fantastic new-look website. Use the quick links to go to the early music, teaching and learning resources sections. You will also be able to book your tickets on-line and choose reserved seats at selected venues. This season we have an entertaining mix of some of the world’s finest early, jazz, world and folk musicians with guest artists including Jacqui Dankworth, Catherine Bott, Shirley Collins and Juan Martin. Tickets for the season will go on sale as soon as they are on the new website so do remember to bookmark our site and check regularly. We look forward to welcoming you! Delma Tomlin MBE Director



Book four concerts from the choice below and get one free!

Rafiki Jazz


Tom Arthurs Trio

Sat 27 February | £13

Sat 20 March | £13

Fri 7 May | £13


Adriano Adewale Group


Sat 12 June | £13

Fri 2 July | £13

Fri 18 June | £13 This offer is valid on full price tickets only.You will need to book all four concerts at the same time to take advantage of this deal.There are no refunds or exchanges available and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.Tickets are subject to availability.



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Saturday 20 February Monday 15 February | 7.30pm


Schumann in Context University of York Lieder Day

Beoga is Irish for ‘lively’ and that is certainly true of this five-piece traditional band based in County Antrim. Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordions of Seán Óg Graham and Damian McKee, along with four times All-Ireland bodhran champion Eamon Murray and pianist Liam Bradley. Now joined by an outstanding young singer and fiddle player, Niamh Dunne, Beoga have confirmed their promise as one of Ireland’s hottest new musical properties. ‘The most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century’ Wall Street Journal Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00)

We are delighted to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann with the University of York Music Department. Highlights of this day of concerts include Schumann’s two great song cycles ‘Liederkreis’ and ‘Dichterliebe’ presented by Stephen Varcoe and Joshua Ellicott with fortepianist Peter Seymour, and ballad songs written by Schumann and his contemporaries for female voices and piano featuring Helen Neeves and the University of York Chamber Choir. Tickets £30.00 (concessions £24.00) for all events, ask about individual concert ticket prices or check on the NCEM website Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338



February March Saturday 27 February | 7.30pm | more


Rafiki Jazz

Monday 8 March | 7.30pm


Rafiki Jazz is the UK’s fast-rising world music collective playing tracks from their acclaimed debut album ‘More Big Muzik from Over There!’ As a big and diverse family of star African and Latin musicians and outstanding local singers and music-makers, they play an inspired fusion of ambitious contemporary global dance music. Fronted by an electrifying all-Yorkshire vocal trio featuring the fiery Swahili taarab singing of Zanzibari Real World recording artist Mim Suleiman, alongside bossa-jazz singer Rosie Brown’s cool liquid stylings and newcomer Vanessa Chutturghoon’s sultry creole, their lives shows deliver an ecstatic babble of voices, languages, melodies and beats, where beatbox meets berimbau….. and Brazil greets Banjul. ‘exciting and special.. comes across with a maturity and slow-burning beauty, to savour and enjoy’ Resonance FM

Here is Irish music that blends with Americana, jazz and other influences. Gráda’s sound is deeply rooted in their native folk tradition but layered with jazzy tones and strong rhythmic grooves. Founded in 2001, the band comprises All-Ireland champions David Dooley on fiddle, concertina and whistle and Stephen Doherty on flute, melodeon and bodhran, with Andy Laking on double bass, Gerry Paul on guitar and banjo, and magnificent lead vocals from Nicola Joyce. Gráda are one of Ireland’s busiest musical exports, with three acclaimed CDs so far and a fourth imminent.

Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00)

'Enough steam in its heels to leave most of its peers at the starting blocks' The Irish Times

Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets

£14.00 (concessions £12.00)



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Saturday 20 March | 7.30pm | more


Cimarrón This is the debut tour for Cimarrón, a Colombian seven-piece who wowed audiences at WOMEX in Seville last year with a spectacular performance of joropo music and dance. Hailing from the vast Orinoco plains which stretch from Colombia into Venezuela, joropo is a fast traditional rhythm played on harp, bandola and cuatro accompanied by bass, cajon and maracas which Cimarrón fire up with a flawless virtuosity and heart-stopping sense of drama. Led by harpist Carlos Rojas, Cimarrón have been experimenting with the music of their homeland for the past 20 years. Their new album ‘Astar Artes’ has been released to co-incide with its Spring UK tour. ‘Absolutely brilliant!’ BBC Radio 3 Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00) Monday 22 March | 7.30pm

Uiscedwr Rated one of Britain’s most exciting small acoustic bands ever since winning the BBC Young Folk Award in 2002, Uiscedwr features Anna Esslemont on fiddle and vocals and Cormac Byrne (of Seth Lakeman band fame) on virtuoso bodhran and percussion, producing some of the most innovative modern ‘folk’ music you’re likely to hear. Exhaustingly energetic and thrillingly open-minded, Uiscedwr draw on classical, rock, world and jazz influences, tearing apart hoary stereotypes while retaining the respect, admiration and affection of folk’s traditional base. Underpinned by the driving guitar and bass playing of guest musician Nick Waldock, this power trio promises a night you will not forget in a hurry. Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00) Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338



March April Friday 26 March | 7.30pm

Damien O’Kane Damien’s musical career has earned him credit as a creative and exciting musician and singer. His banjo playing has given him a reputation as one of the finest Irish players on the scene today and he is also a noted singer focusing on songs from his native Northern Ireland. Fresh from touring with Kate Rusby, he is probably best known for his work with Shona Kipling and Flook. Damien is due to release his first solo album ‘Summer Hill’ in Spring 2010, working with musicians such as Ian Carr, Dave Kosky, John Joe Kelly and Michael McGoldrick. The album will contain songs from Northern Ireland and further afield as well as self composed instrumentals. Tickets

£14.00 (concessions £12.00)

Thursday 8 April | 7.30pm

Compagnia d’Istrumenti A Venetian Carnival Ailsa Reid recorders Daniel Edgar, Nia Lewis violins Tim Smedley cello Peter Seymour harpsichord, organ Join us for an evening of Italian Baroque including works by Vivaldi, Marini, Fontana and others. Tickets £15.00 (no concessions) including a glass of wine on arrival Proceeds of this concert, which is supported by the Friends of the York Early Music Festival, will be donated to L’Aquila Organ Restoration Fund – one of the world’s most beautiful instruments - destroyed in the 2009 earthquake. Friends of the York Early Music Festival bring together early music enthusiasts from across the world to support the annual festivities. For details of membership, please contact the administrator, Jillian Johnson on 01904 632220 or e mail



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April Friday 16 April | 7.30pm

Breabach Breabach is one of the most inventive bands to spring from the Scottish folk scene in recent years. Their huge sound is dominated by the twin bagpipes of Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown, complemented by the extraordinary fiddle playing of Patsy Reid and by the charismatic yet propulsive guitar of Ewan Robertson, named BBC Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2008. Patsy and Ewan both add vocals to the mix, while Donal also step-dances. From foot-stomping reels to their heart-warming delivery of songs, Breabach combine enviable musicianship with a delightful ability to connect with their audience, qualities which are steadily gaining them an international reputation. ‘A young group performing with technical assurance and a feel for traditional idioms. Their raucous, driving attack is energised and exciting!’ The Scotsman Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00)

Saturday 17 April | 7.30pm

Jacqui Dankworth Jacqui Dankworth returns with her stellar quartet celebrating the release of her third solo album 'Back To You' - a stunning collection of originals she has either written or co-written, and selections from her favourite songwriters including James Taylor, Sting and Randy Newman. Jacqui, the daughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, is already established as one the country’s leading jazz vocalists. Jacqui’s live performances showcase her unique versatility and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres, drawing on folk, soul and blues, as well as her acute sensibility as a songwriter and lyricist. ‘Imaginative, moving and adventurous with material and technique, Dankworth has developed into one of the classiest acts in British jazz singing’ The Guardian Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338



May Saturday 1 May

The High Baroque University of York Baroque Day

Explore some of the greatest music of the Italian and German High Baroque with the University of York Music Department led by Peter Seymour with Compagnia d’Istrumenti and alto Robin Blaze. With four concerts between 10.30am and 7.00pm, there is time to learn about an extraordinarily wide range of music in a day, from the family connections of JS Bach to the birth of oratorio in Scarlatti’s ‘La Giuditta’ and Handel’s opera ‘Orlando’ – two stories with that enduring operatic theme, unsuccessful love. Tickets £36.00 (concessions £30.00) for all events, ask about individual concert ticket prices or check on the NCEM website

Monday 3 May

Brassed On! York A new brass festival, designed to celebrate York’s musical heritage and to introduce new young and older players to brass-band playing. 10.00am – 11.30am

A Masterclass in Brass Public masterclass for more experienced brass players under 21, led by soloists from the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band (limited places, players must be competent with brass band music). Free to participants. Tickets £3.00 (concessions £2.00)

2.30pm – 3.30pm

A Young Person’s Guide to the Brass Band A fun, family-friendly concert showcasing York’s young brass players presented by Mike Pratt, conductor of the Shepherd Group Concert Band. There will also be an opportunity for beginners to try out brass instruments afterwards. Tickets £4.00 (concessions £2.00)



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JazzWeekend Friday 7 May | 7.30pm | more



Tom Arthurs Trio JazzWeekend High-energy, highly interactive and fresh every time, Arthurs.Høiby.Ritchie are a trio with unlimited potential for invention and for the unexpected; manipulating and extending material through detailed improvisations and with an individual take on the great composition/improvisation debate. Tom Arthurs is joined by Jasper Høiby double bass and Stuart Ritchie percussion. The Trio has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, the London Jazz Festival, Moving on Music (Belfast) and Manchester Jazz Festivals, as well as in France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Their debut record, ‘Explications’, was released in 2008 to much acclaim. 'This threesome has deserved all the praise it's received. They are due for a lot more' The Guardian Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00)

Saturday 8 May | 7.30pm

Omar Puente


Robert Mitchell piano Jimmy Martinez double bass Michel Castallanos drums and Oscar Martinez congas World-renowned Cuban jazz violin maestro Omar Puente performs music ‘From There to Here’ his new debut solo album which touches on musical influences including blues, funk and African rhythms. The album has been produced by Courtney Pine who described him as ‘a complete classical virtuoso and a complete jazz master’, and is timely released in the 50th anniversary year of the Cuban revolution. In recent years Omar has toured with Denys Baptiste’s Let Freedom Ring project; he is also a member of Courtney Pine’s touring band and is involved with the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra. He says he is ‘a classical musician whose heart beats with a Cuban rhythm, whose soul is African, and whose home is Yorkshire’. Omar made a guest appearance with Samay last autumn and wowed the NCEM audience. Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00) Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338




JazzWeekend Sunday 9 May | 9.30am – 12.30pm

Sunday 9 May | 8.00pm

Late Learners’ Jazz Workshop


JazzWeekend Join the regular late learners’ workshop designed for people who have returned or started playing music later in life. Led by jazz musician Rob Lavers and his session musicians, the atmosphere will be relaxed and creative. No grades required, just bring along your instrument and enthusiasm. Tickets £35.00 (no concessions)


Members of the University of York Jazz Orchestra An ensemble of students from the University of York Jazz Orchestra play a mix of original compositions, arrangements and contemporary jazz. The concert will be an eclectic mix of jazz styles, played by some of the University’s most talented musicians. Tickets £7.00 (concessions £6.00; students £5.00)

Sunday 9 May | 4.00pm

Barker & Shaw at the Movies


Award-winning trumpeter, composer and broadcaster, Guy Barker joins forces with award-winning jazz vocalist, pianist and broadcaster, Ian Shaw, in an afternoon celebrating the fabulous force that is The Cinema. With no apology, this jazz odd couple present a musical babylon for all tastes which is thrillingly intact from the start of the show. ‘...simply a great musical night out. Virtuoso playing and Shaw's playful vocals will melt the hardest winter’ The Telegraph Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)



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May Thursday 20 May | 7.30pm | All Saints’ Church, North Street,York



Award2010 Finalists Concert

NCEM Composers Award 2009 winners, 21-year-old Michael Perrett and 16-year-old Elizabeth Edwards with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars at York Minster

A chance to hear music composed by the finalists of the 2010 NCEM Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars. This National Award has attracted much interest and the shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to work with composer Christopher Fox and York’s Ebor Singers to prepare their pieces in preparation for this public performance. The winners will be announced on the night and the pieces performed by The Tallis Scholars in Chester Cathedral on Wednesday 30 June as part of the Chester Summer Music Festival. If you are under 25 and would like to find out how to enter this Award, please go to Tickets

£5.00 (no concessions)

The Tallis Scholars

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May June Sunday 23 May | 7.30pm

Juan Martin Ensemble A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted one the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine ‘Guitar Player’, Juan Martin is a native of Andalucía, and has formed his own international company for the promotion of high quality flamenco coming direct from his country. Juan has recorded 18 albums, mostly as a composer, and performs with a highly distinctive compositional style formed from his early years in Málaga. Further experience and polish came through recordings with the Royal Philharmonic and live performances with artists of the calibre of Miles Davis. ‘…he has a terrifyingly good technique and an absolute dominance of the guitar, filling the concert hall with crystalline clarity..’ El Mundo Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00)

Saturday 12 June | 7.30pm | more


Shiraz A film by Franz Osten with newly commissioned score by Sarvar Sabri performed live by the Sabri Ensemble The story behind the creation of the Taj Mahal is told in this remarkable historic black & white silent film which is accompanied by a live performance of a specially commissioned score from Sarvar Sabri that brings together musical influences from across the globe. Photography: Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

Commissioned in 2008 for the Lichfield Festival, Sarvar Sabri leads his ensemble in an exploration of melodic and rhythmic influences drawn from South Asian, Latin American, jazz and Western classical traditions. The line up of tabla, sarangi, violin, piano, vocals, bass, sitar, saxophone and flute combine to create a rich soundscape that seamlessly complements the original film.


Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00)


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June Friday18 June | 7.30pm | more


Adriano Adewale Group A rich chemistry of cultural influences is at work when the Adriano Adewale Group gets together on stage. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola and Brazil and infused with contemporary European classical and jazz styles, percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale’s music is a global fusion of musical influences. This outstanding international ensemble features Brazilian Adriano percussion, vocals, Australian Nathan Riki Thomson double bass, flutes, kalimba, Kadialy Kouyate from Senegal kora, vocals and fellow Brazilian Marcelo Andrade sax, flutes rabeca. Together they create a colourful cocktail of infectiously funky rhythms and intimate soulful ballads. ‘Adriano Adewale boasts an imposing collection of firepower yet deploys it with rare restraint’ The Times Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00)

Friday 25 June | 7.30pm

False True-Loves

Shirley Collins

Catherine Bott

Early Music virtuoso, Catherine Bott and doyenne of the English folk scene Shirley Collins join together to celebrate a woman’s life and loves in song - accompanied by David McGuiness on keyboard. These songs from town and country are part of a tenacious English tradition that survived the drift of the labouring classes from the land, two World Wars and the rapid rise of pop culture. The lyric songs of the tradition are of great beauty, imbued with a quintessentially English melancholy, subtle decoration and rhythms. Other songs are franker and bolder, reflecting the attitudes of resolute and undaunted women, and some have a dark heart. ‘… (Shirley Collins) without doubt one of England’s cultural treasures’ Billy Bragg ‘...Sensual and smooth on the surface, (Catherine Bott's) vocalism also digs into the text with a rare commitment worthy of spoken theatre’ Gramophone Tickets

£15.00 (concessions £13.00)

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July September

Friday 2 July | 7.30pm | more


Curios Curios follow a best album nomination with a richly deserved victory in the Best Band category at the last ever BBC Jazz Awards. Drawing on eclectic passions (including iconic pianist Brad Mehldau, romantic classical music and motorsport journalism) Curios’ musical world is self-contained and yet utterly expansive, shifting effortlessly from moments of real beauty to passages of fiery explosiveness. Underpinned by Josh Blackmore’s edgy, dynamic drumming and Sam Burgess’ rhythmic drive, the group visits the outer boundaries of the jazz piano trio’s possibilities; Tom Cawley’s passionate music and expressive playing enables them to explore an enthralling world that is beautiful, fun, searching and wild, but always powerfully compelling. ‘Three sharp musical minds in perfect accord’ The Observer Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00; students £5.00)

AUTUMN 2010 STOP PRESS……….. Saturday 25 September | 7.30pm

June Tabor & Andy Cutting

June Tabor with Andy Cutting accordion and Mark Emerson piano, viola, violin present a programme that sets traditional song alongside modern writing. Book early! ‘Tabor's singing is spellbinding - one of the great singers of any genre’ The Guardian Tickets £17.00 (concessions £15.00) tabor.htm



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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

May July

Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 May

Friday 9 - Saturday 17 July

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival

Guest artists in 2010 will include the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Matthew Truscott, with a programme including the Bach Double Violin Concerto supported by Orchestras Live; the Dunedin Consort, directed by John Butt, presenting their award-winning production of Handel’s ‘Acis & Galatea’ and the winners of the YEMF Friends Prize, Stile Antico, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi.

Guest ensembles will include I Fagiolini, Fretwork, Ensemble Lucidarium, London Baroque, Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale, The Bach Players, Theatre of the Ayre and The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers. Soloists include lutenist Hopkinson Smith, soprano Barbara Schlick, tenor James Gilchrist and BBC New Generation harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Ensemble Lucidarium

The Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Riding of Yorkshire, utilizing the remarkable architecture of the region to present an annual festival embracing some of the world’s finest early music specialists alongside a series of illustrated talks and educational activities.

Britain's largest festival of early music takes Musical Marriages as its inspiration in 2010 from music to celebrate grand dynastic marriages to intimate pieces written for composers’ spouses, as well as marriages of different musical styles and genres from the middle ages to the high baroque.

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Musical Play in a Week

Minster Minstrels

Oak Apple Day It is May 1660. The Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, is dead, and King Charles II is returning to England to claim the throne. A group of actors and musicians are rehearsing for the celebrations, when they uncover a plot to kidnap the king. Can they reach Charles in time to catch the villains and save him from his fate? This musical play in a week will be running from Monday 16 - Friday 20 August exploring the turbulent history of the Restoration through an exciting tale of adventure and the tuneful music of the times. For further information, please email your contact details to Tickets £80.00

On-Line Resources The new NCEM website has a selection of free on-line resources for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 teachers. Visit to sign up to our members area and let us know what you think.

The Minster Minstrels - York’s Early Music Ensemble - is recruiting for both instrumentalists and singers. Highlights of the upcoming season will include concerts at the National Centre for Early Music and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. If you are aged between 10 and 18 years and would like to find out more, come along to a free taster session. For more information, please contact 01904 632220. The Minster Minstrels is run as a partnership between the NCEM and the City of York Council’s York Arts Academy with support from the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

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Recordings The NCEM is regularly used as a professional recording studio. Utilizing the space in 2010 are the internationally acclaimed viol consort Fretwork recorded by Regent Records; the winners of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition Ensemble Meridiana – working in association with Linn Records – and BBC Radio 3.

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How to find us National Centre for Early Music St Margaret’s Church Walmgate York Y01 9TL Box Office: 01904 658338 General Enquiries: 01904 632220 The National Centre for Early Music is based at St Margaret’s Church in Walmgate - to the East of the City. The NCEM is accessible by car, bus, foot or bike. Car Parking: The Peel Street car park (off George Street) is free in the evenings and Sundays to York residents, there is a £2.00 charge for non residents. Buses: First York Bus No. 10 stops in Walmgate. For timetable information ring 01904 883000 or the travel information line on 01904 551400.


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How to Book All concerts take place at the National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate,York unless otherwise indicated. All seating at the NCEM is unreserved. By Telephone: Contact the Box Office on 01904 658338. Open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm. By Credit/Debit Card: Tickets can be booked by Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Access and Maestro. Please note that surcharges apply. By E Mail: Simply e mail your enquiry to On-Line: Visit our new website and use the secure on-line booking system. You will need to register with a user name and password to book your tickets. In Person: The National Centre for Early Music is situated in St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate. The Box Office entrance is on Percy’s Lane, just off Navigation Road, open weekdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm. By Post: Send your order to the Box Office, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York Y01 9TL, enclosing an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to the National Centre for Early Music.

General Ticket Information Reservations: Tickets can be reserved but must be paid for within three working days and at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Concessions: These apply to people aged from 60 years onwards, unemployed, registered disabled and carers. Group Bookings: Buy 10 get one free! We welcome group bookings (subject to ticket availability) and ask that all tickets are booked in the same transaction to take advantage of this offer. Student Tickets: Please note that the student price of £5.00 on selected events is a limited offer so book early to avoid disappointment. Student Standby Tickets: Look out for the new student standby tickets which will be available on the day for selected concerts only. This information will be publicised on our website. Refunds and Exchanges: We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded except in the event of a cancelled performance. Gift Vouchers: These can be purchased from the Box Office in amounts of £5 and £10.



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NCEM Diary Dates Spring/Summer 2010

Monday 15 February Saturday 20 February Saturday 27 February Monday 8 March Saturday 20 March Monday 22 March Friday 26 March Thursday 8 April Friday 16 April Saturday 17 April Saturday 1 May Monday 3 May Friday 7 May Saturday 8 May Sunday 9 May Sunday 9 May Sunday 9 May *Thursday 20 May Sunday 23 May 27 - 30 May Saturday 12 June Friday 18 June Friday 25 June Friday 2 July 9 - 17 July 16 - 20 August

Beoga University of York Lieder Day Rafiki Jazz Gráda Cimarrón Uiscedwr Damien O’Kane Compagnia d’Istrumenti Breabach Jacqui Dankworth University of York Baroque Day Brassed On! York Tom Arthurs Trio Omar Puente Late Learners’ Jazz Workshop Barker & Shaw at the Movies Farrago NCEM Composers Award - Finalists Concert Juan Martin Ensemble Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival Shiraz Adriano Adewale Group Catherine Bott & Shirley Collins Curios York Early Music Festival Musical Play in a Week

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*This performance takes place at All Saints’ Church, North Street

Box Office 01904 658338 | The National Centre for Early Music | St Margaret’s Church | Walmgate | York Y01 9TL

The National Centre for Early Music is run by the York Early Music Foundation Registered Charity No. 1068331. All details are correct at the time of going to press but we reserve the right to amend the published programme if necessary.

NCEM Brochure Spring 2010  

NCEM Brochure Spring 2010