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York Minster lunchtime concerts

Posted on 5 May 2017

In association with York Minster, and by kind permission of the Chapter of York, the Department of Music are offering a series of lunchtime concerts held in the Chapter House in the upcoming weeks.

The lunchtime concerts all feature students from the Department of Music at the University of York.

Everyone is welcome to attend these concerts and Minster admission charges apply. University of York students are entitled to free admission to the Minster on production of their student card.

Details of the next three concerts are listed below.

Thursday 11 May at 1.00pm

The University of York Consort of Viols
Ellen Rhiannon Garbutt mezzo-soprano
Susanna Pell reader

A celebration of the life of Lady Penelope Rich (1563-1607)
Music by Dowland, Coprario, Byrd, Sir Philip Sidney with readings from Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney

Lady Penelope Rich was one of the most celebrated women of her age and in her short, ultimately tragic, life she experienced wildly fluctuating fortunes. This programme follows that life, ending with Dowland’s celebrated Lacrimae Pavan.

Monday 15 May at 1.00pm

Penguin Eggs
University of York Folk Group

Penguin Eggs (who take their name from the seminal 1980 album by Nic Jones) focusses on old English folk music: songs, tunes, ballads as well as sea shanties – and a sound very distinctive from that of its Celtic counterparts.

Thursday 18 May at 1.00pm

Jochama Piano Trio

Hummel Piano Trio in E flat op.12
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor op. 15

Jochama comprises three postgraduate students on the MA in Performance Practice course. Hummel’s trio bridges the Classical era and the newly-emerging Romantic style in music. Written after the death of his young daughter, the trio by Smetana encompasses virtuosic writing for the instruments and a sense of melancholy.