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CONCERT PROGRAMME

Join us at one of our upcoming events in 2024

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Lent and Holy Week at York Minster

As an Associate Choir of York Minster, we are honoured to be contributing to worship across Lent and Holy Week. 

Join us - or watch back on the live stream - as we sing for Ash Wednesday, including Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and Allegri's Miserere. 

Each Thursday evening during Lent (Thursday 22nd February - Thursday 21st March) we sing our annual series of Compline services in York Minster. During Holy Week, we will also sing a collection of evenings following the Holy Week narrative. All are welcome - please visit York Minster's website for more information. 

Baroque Passion

Saturday 2nd March 2024, 7.30pm

The Chapter House, York Minster

Experience the passionate and poignant music of Bach, Allegri, Charpentier, Lotti and Purcell sung by the Ebor Singers, an Associate Choir of York Minster.

Hear Peter’s guilt in denying Jesus depicted in Charpentier’s oratorio Le Reniement de St Pierre, be mesmerised by Allegri's Miserere, and find solace in the tender optimism of Bach’s Komm, Jesu, komm.

The performance will also include Lotti’s Crucifixus and Purcell’s Hear my prayer.

Tickets for the concert, which will take place in York Minster’s medieval Chapter House, are now available using the link below. Tickets cost £16 each, a concessionary price of £10 is available for students and those aged 25 and under. Children under 16 go free.

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In Dulci Jubilo

A joint concert with the York Waits.

Saturday 16th December, 12pm, St Mary's Church Beverley

Sunday 17th December, 7.30pm, St Olave's Church York

Seasonal music from Renaissance Europe for Choir and period instruments.

The Christmas Story inspired composers of the late renaissance to write frequently multiple versions of texts such as In Dulci Jubilo, Puer Natus Est, Angelus ad Pastores, in the form of hymns and more extended choral works.

This joint concert draws on some of the grand works of Michael Praetoius, Schutz, Eccard, Lassus and William Byrd, combining the twenty voices of The Ebor Singers with the sackbuts, curtals, recorders, flutes and violin of The York Waits. Additional religious and secular instrumental items will also feature the Waits’ Noyse of Shawms, crumhorns, bagpipes and hurdy gurdy. 

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2024

Bookings for tickets open soon

February - March

Lent and Holy Week

Join us each Thursday evening during Lent (from Thursday 22nd February) for our annual series of Compline services in York Minster. During Holy Week, we will also sing a collection of evenings following the Holy Week narrative. All are welcome - more information will be published early 2024.

27th April 2024

Festival of Faith and Music

Organised by the Church Times and the RSCM, this new venture of a Festival of Faith and Music offers a stimulating programme of music and worship, talks and workshops in the wonderful city of York. The aim has been to put together a weekend that celebrates church music in all its glory – and that will send you home encouraged, inspired and equipped with new, and practical ideas to try in your home parish. The Ebor Singers are delighted to be involved, offering a practical demonstration of the Great Sacred Music resource book, and Compline in York Minster.

2nd March 2024

Baroque Passion

The Chapter House, York Minster

By candlelight


Experience the passionate and poignant music of Bach, Scarlatti, Charpentier, Lotti and Purcell, as we see Peter's guilt denying Jesus depicted in Charpentier's oratorio Le Reniement de St Pierre, share in Mary's sorrow at the foot of the cross in Scarlatti's Stabat mater, and find solace in the tender optimism of Bach's Komm, Jesu, komm.

Ticket bookings available soon.

18th May 2024

Underneath the Stars

The Chapter House, York Minster

By candlelight

 

The Ebor Singers draws on music from the 16th century to the present day, to explore light and darkness, love and grief, and the night sky: from the Renaissance glories of the evening service of Compline, to Romantic visions of the beauty of the night, to the shimmering beauty of Esenwalds' Stars and Whitacre's Sleep, to arrangements of popular classics.  The programme's main work is O'Regan's thrilling  The Ecstasies Above, describing the beauty of music in the heavens. 

Music to include Parsons' Ave Maria, Esenwalds' Stars and Whitacre's Sleep.

Details and ticket bookings available soon.

29th June 2024

Rachmaninov Vespers

St Lawrence's Parish Church, York

By candlelight

‘Even in my dreams I could not have imagined that I would write such a work.’
Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil (or, as it is popularly known, Vespers) Op.37 is a beautiful and moving setting of texts from the Russian Orthodox Church liturgy. It was composed in 1915 just before the Russian Revolution and is considered by many to be the culmination of an era of Russian sacred music. Rachmaninov was so fond of the work that he requested that the 'Nunc Dimittis' be sung at his funeral. Best known for his symphonies and piano works, this brilliant choral work - a long-time favourite of the choir - is conceived on a symphonic scale.

Details and ticket bookings available soon.

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"The Ebor Singers impart a natural, unflamboyant grace"

The Independent

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