Accessibility statement



Robert Hollingworth with I Fagiolini in new December project

Friday 14 December 2012

Gramophone Award-winning vocal ensemble-in-residence I Fagiolini presents Bach’s ‘Jesu, meine Freude’ alongside David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion.

Bryant Park Mass premiere

Friday 14 December 2012

On November 25th, the Bryant Park Mass by postgraduate composer James Cave was performed at St Paul's Cathedral. The performance featured a 12 piece band, and members of St Paul's choir, and was attended by some 350 people.

PhD students are artists in residence at Soundfjord Gallery

Wednesday 12 December 2012

PhD students Tim Wright and Theo Burt are artists in residence at the Sounfjord sound art gallery in London, supported by the Arts Council from 12-16th December 2012.

University of York Consort of Viols join Pellingmans' Saraband for a festive concert at NCEM

Monday 3 December 2012

The University of York Consort of Viols join Pellingmans' Saraband (aka staff instrumental teachers Jacob Heringman, lute and Susanna Pell, viol) for a festive evening of Elizabethan and Jacobean music.

Robert Hollingworth working on new projects with BBC Singers

Friday 23 November 2012

Anniversary Reader, Robert Hollingworth, has been working on two projects with the BBC Singers.

Premiere of Benjamin Till's The London Requiem

Friday 2 November 2012

Alumnus Benjamin Till's latest work, The London Requiem, was premiered on 29 September 2012.

The 24 take part in world premiere performance at HCMF

Friday 19 October 2012

The department progressive vocal group The 24 is to perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

'The Look of the Thing' shortlisted for 2013 Oxford Samuel Beckett Awards

Friday 5 October 2012

'The Look of the Thing', a collaborative project between Hannah Bruce and department lecturer Jon Eato, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Oxford Samuel Beckett Awards.

Gramophone Choice 'double bill' for Department lecturers

Friday 5 October 2012

Recordings featuring department lecturers Robert Hollingworth and Martin Suckling featured simultaneously in September 2012's Gramophone Choice.

Performances throughout Europe this Autumn for Thomas Simaku

Sunday 30 September 2012

The 2012-13 concert season sees a number of Thomas Simaku's works presented at prestigious festivals across Europe. Two substantial new works, Trois Esquisses and ThreeSaxLines will receive their world premières on 19th October and 10 November respectively.

Music Department teams up with Languages for All to offer Italian for Musicians course

Sunday 30 September 2012

Languages for All, in collaboration with the Music Department, is proud to present an innovative course, ‘Italian for Musicians’. Taught by Enrico Bertelli, this is a 19-week course for professional musicians and amateurs with an interest in Italian music.

York Early Music Festival, July 2012

Monday 30 July 2012

Department ensembles have featured throughout this year's York Early Music Festival.

MEG wins YUSU Best Event of the Year 2011-12

Tuesday 3 July 2012

The department's student-run Music Education Group has won YUSU Best Event of the Year 2011-12.

The Department announces the Terry Holmes composer/performer award

Thursday 28 June 2012

This is a one-off commission to the value of £3000, to be awarded jointly to a postgraduate composer and performer to collaborate in the creation of a substantial new work for soloist and ensemble, to be premiered in the Spring Festival in May 2013.

Department Zamar Choir sings at Olympic Torch Event

Friday 22 June 2012

On Tuesday 19 June 2012, the ‘gospel sensation’ Zamar choir featured in the Olympic Torch Event at York Racecourse.

Frozen Voyagers receives world premiere

Thursday 7 June 2012

Ambrose Field's new, multi-spatial composition project Frozen Voyagers received its premiere in the RML Cinechamber at the 2012 MUTEK festival, Montreal.

Terrarium project secures funding for North Yorkshire tour

Friday 1 June 2012

Phd composition student Jon Hughes, in partnership with choreographer Simon Birch and a team of distinguished arts practitioners, has secured major backing for a new performance event called Terrarium. The project has support from, among others, the North York Moors National Park and Yorkshire Dance, and has recently been awarded a grant from the Arts Council.

New CD release for Martin Suckling

Thursday 24 May 2012

Martin Suckling's septet 'To See the Dark Between, is on a new CD by the Aronowitz Ensemble.

Postgraduate student wins Santander International Connections Award

Thursday 17 May 2012

Postgraduate student Ricardo Alvarez has won a Santander International Connections Award for a forthcoming research trip to Chile.

juice win Independent Music Award

Wednesday 16 May 2012

The vocal trio 'Juice' - music department ensemble in residence - has won an Independent Music Award for their CD 'Songspin'. They won the judges' award for Best Contemporary Classical Album, judged by the likes of Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Tori Amos, plus a wealth of music industry professionals across many genres.

Five Days of Cutting-edge New Music in York

Monday 7 May 2012

The York Spring Festival of New Music begins on Wednesday 9 May. Headlined by a wide variety of local, UK and international artists across five days, events will be held in venues ranging from the University of York’s concert halls to more informal surroundings within the city walls, featuring styles of music spanning jazz, classical, contemporary, vocal and musical comedy.

Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble collaborate with OAE

Tuesday 3 April 2012

University Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble joined forces on 27 March with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the National Centre for Early Music for the celebratory final concert of the OAE's flagship Anthem tour of 11 concerts.

Robert Hollingworth appointed Anniversary Reader

Thursday 8 March 2012

The University of York has announced the appointment as an Anniversary Reader of Robert Hollingworth, the director of I Fagiolini – the vocal ensemble that specialises in innovative performances of Renaissance and contemporary music.

Former student to sing at Covent Garden

Wednesday 29 February 2012

She will be performing staged scenes from Steven McNeff's 'The Last King of Scotland' which is being written for the main opera stage. Former student Julia Weatherley has been invited to sing at the Royal Opera House as part of their ‘Opera Exposures’ evenings.

Jonathan Eato collaborates with Jacky Lansley on new work, Guest Suites

Tuesday 14 February 2012

The new work for 2012 – a dialogue with the Bach Cello Suites – will be performed across the UK

John Potter and Neil Sorrell’s long awaited book ‘A History of Singing’ is published

Monday 13 February 2012

The book, published by Cambridge University Press, provides ‘an in-depth perspective on singing from many cultures and periods: western and non-western, prehistoric to present.

Department receives new Schimmel pianos

Thursday 9 February 2012

Five new Schimmel pianos for department practice rooms

Thomas Simaku at the ISCM World Music Days 2012

Sunday 5 February 2012

Thomas Simaku’s work ‘Soliloquy V – Flauto Acerbo’ has been selected by the International Jury and will be performed at the 2012 ISCM – World Music Days.

Performances this February of music by Roger Marsh

Thursday 26 January 2012

February sees several performances of pieces by Roger Marsh. The Hilliard Ensemble will perform Il Cor Tristo in Rome, Ghent and Vienna, and The Dutch Ensemble ‘de ereprijs’ perform ‘What Charlie did Next’.