August 8, 2017

The BBC's recent coverage of the centenary commemorations of Passschendale demonstrate the convictions held by a few at the time, and many now : why?  Over the course of 2018 we are remembering the futilty of war in general and the First World War in particular with va...

August 3, 2017

We're delighted to be participating once again in York's Late Music Festival, on Saturday 7 October.  Alongside festival commissions, we're  celebrating of women composers, ranging from Hildegard de Bingen to a new commission by Errollyn Wallen.  Visit the event page...

August 3, 2017

After being two years in the pipeline, the first of our two CDs of music from the English Civil War has made it out into the wide world!  The CD launch day was a well-attended event, from the morning workshop given by Paul for members of North East Early Music Forum, t...

June 15, 2017

Trinity Sunday,  15 June 1644, marked a significant escalation in hostilities between the forces loyal to the King occupying York, and those opposed to the King - the Allied Armies of Parliament and Scotland - besieging the city.  A coordinated attack using mines at st...

May 23, 2017

On High Petergate (the road leading direct from Bootham Bar, the northern point of entrance into the city, to the Minster), an inauspicious blue plaque notes that it was the lodgings of Sir Thomas Herbert, 'a Puritan who later became a Groom of the Bedchamber and a clo...