This 12 months’s York Early Music Pageant in July shall be presenting 9 days of concert events, talks and workshops below the title Connections. Alongside visiting ensembles similar to The Sixteen, the Tallis Students and Gabrieli Consort & Gamers, the York Worldwide Younger Artists Competitors shall be returning.
The Sixteen shall be performing their Choral Pilgrimage programme primarily based round Parry’s Songs of Farewell, while the Tallis Students have a look at connections between Josquin, Palestrina and Byrd, and Gabrieli Consort & Gamers current A Venetian Coronation, their recreation of the 1595 Coronation Mass of the Venetian Doge at St Mark’s. Different performers embrace gamba specialists Paolo Pandolfo & Amélie Chemin; The Gonzaga Band; The Rose Consort of Viols; the College of York Baroque Ensemble; Orí Harmelin; Profeti della Quinta; the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists; and Ensemble Voces Suaves.
For the competitors, ten teams from throughout Europe will give casual recitals at St Margaret’s Church (residence of the Nationwide Centre for Early Music) earlier than competing for the prize. The winners will obtain an expert CD recording contract from Linn Data, a cheque for £1000, and alternatives to work with BBC Radio 3 and the Nationwide Centre for Early Music. There are additionally further prizes supported by Cambridge Early Music, the European Union Baroque Orchestra Growth Belief, and the Mates of York Early Music Pageant.
Full particulars from the pageant web site.