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The Ebor Singers is committed to the promotion of new music and maintains strong links with composers. The choir is also involved in encouraging composers of the future, through its association with the NCEM Young Composers Award, and work within schools, including Camden School for Girls.
The York Siege Project
The York Siege Project is part of The Ebor Singers' educational programme developing an artistic and historic awareness of York's recent heritage. It also promotes other events that celebrates York's history.
The Charpentier Project
In 2008 The Ebor Singers embarked on the long-term project of exploring the sacred and secular music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier through workshops, performances and recordings.
Charpentier (c 1643-1704) lived and worked in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV. His rivalry with Lully, a court favourite of Louis XIV, ensured that his music was all but forgotten at his death. The Project will place Charpentier's music in the context of French music (Lully, Du Mont, Bouzignac, Lalande) and the wider context of European developments (Italy, Germany, and special emphasis on England).
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