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St Clements Church Concert

Sounds Like Summer - Choir Concert
Friday 16 June 2017
St Clements Church, Scarcroft Road York YO23 1NE
This year’s summer concert by the Sounds Fun Singers will raise money for Kyra – the York organisation which helps women rebuild their lives through counselling, training and friendship.
A new concert - “Sounds Like Summer” – will be performed by the dynamic female choir at St. Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Road, York, on Friday 16 June, 2017 at 7.30pm.
Tickets, which include light refreshments with the choir and soloists after the concert, will cost £5 on the door, from 7pm.


Elvington Summer Festival 2017
Saturday 17 June 2017
Lower Derwent Sports & Social Club
From 1pm. Free entry. Events include Zorb football, mega slide, inflatable assault course, bouncy castle, snail racing, flat cap throwing, beat the keeper, football presentations, gin and prosecco tent, raffle and more. BBQ and pizza available during the day. Parking.
In the evening we will have live music, a beer festival and a hog roast.
If you are an acoustic musician who would like to play in our gin tent please contact us.

University of York Brass Band

UoY Brass Band's Big Summer Blow Out
Sunday 18 June 2017
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University Of York
The University of York Brass Band is showcasing our hard work in our final concert of the year. There will be a huge variety of music from films and swing to marches and hymns. There will be something for everyone! To make this concert extra special we will have performances by our soloists and we will be performing and we will be saying farewell to some of our members as they leave university.
£3 Students and Children / £5 Adults
Status Quo 2017

Status Quo - York Barbican
Wednesday 21 June 2017
On the back of their 2016 sell-out tour - 'The Last Of the Night Electrics', Status Quo are proud to announce an Acoustic Live Date tour, and will be stopping at York Barbican this June 2017. Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone will treat you to a memorable night of acoustic classics, such as: Rockin’ All Over The World; Whatever You Want; In The Army Now and Down Down to name a few.

York Barbican • mapyorkbarbican.co.uk
StayCity Hotel next door
Jazz

Jazz Night
Friday 23 June 2017
The Grange Hotel
Our live music nights take place in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm. It's a perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: These are free music events so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744 or email info@grangehotel.co.uk.

About our Jazz Duo: Croft & Mullen Band- Talented singer Rachel Croft is accompanied by jazz pianist Karl Mullen with songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz and boogie-woogie.
HUGE Party Band

HUGE Live in Concert
Friday 23 June 2017
York Racecourse, Acomb Suite (Ebor Stand)
HUGE Live in Concert! Fundraiser in aid of Car Junior School.
Doors & Bar Open at 7:30pm
Band at 9.00pm Finish 11.15pm
£15 per ticket

Tickets available from Carr Junior School
Email: carrjunior@york.gov.uk
Phone: 01904 798996

We are trying to raise £3000 for new curtains in the hall, as the current ones are just falling off the walls and causing the children in concerts to be dazzled by the sun!

We've also got a raffle with brilliant prizes including First Class return train tickets to London, champagne, beauty vouchers, afternoon tea. We would also welcome more prizes for the raffle if you, your company or your employer can off a raffle prize we'd be extremely grateful.
Son of Town Hall

Son of Town Hall + Support Mara Danielle
Saturday 24 June 2017
House Concerts York
"As Son of Town Hall, Santa Fe’s David Berkeley and London’s Ben Parker present themselves as a duo born of the high seas, where they travelled together on a raft, crafting harmonies and writing songs about wonder and woe. Their sound is light and plucky, purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk”

Look behind what might seem an unlikely pairing, and if you have been to our gigs over the years you will recognise that individually they have played some of the most memorable and enjoyable sell-out shows we have hosted. It was through Ben, that David first played here, and both have returned over the years.

It has been a while though since Ben last came, as he has been so busy - Musical Director for ex Westlife frontman Shane Filan - co-writing the most recent album for Amy Macdonald.

“Sensational!” - John Platt, WFUV

“Nothing short of stunning” - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival

“Unique and beautiful…unforgettable.” - Phil Collins (Austin, TX)

“A fanciful trip on the high seas. What a treat!” - Ann Drop (Iowa City, IA)

“Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk” - Santa Fe New Mexican

Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the wine-dark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you?

Mara Daniel is a singer songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee who moved to London two years ago to study songwriting. Her style can be described as retro folk and she is greatly inspired by the '50s and '60s. It shines through in her music with her unique choice of lyrics and melody. www.houseconcertsyork.co.uk


The Academy Of St Olave’s Chamber Orchestra
Music for a Midsummer’s Night
Saturday 24 June 2017
St Olave's Church York 8pm
PURCELL: Music from The Fairy Queen
BARBER: Summer Music, Op. 31
BARBER: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 No. 2
MENDELSSOHN: Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

Saturday 23 September 2017
Music from a Green and Pleasant Land
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Willow
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (Soloist: Keith Wright)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5 in D major
academyofstolaves.org.uk


Last Fridays Lunchtime Concert - Boquhan Ensemble
Friday 30 June 2017
York St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel YO1 8NQ
Boquhan Ensemble was recently formed in Scotland by three gifted musicians with a similar approach to performance. They will play a range of pieces from Bach to contemporary for flute, violin and piano, including a new work by the group's pianist. Tickets on the door £6/£4 concessions 12:30 for about an hour.
Ensemble Boquhan Trio Concert
Friday 30 June 2017
York Unitarian Church St Saviourgate, York 12.30pm
Ensemble Boquhan was formed in Boquhan by the flautist Fiona Mancey-Jones, violinist and composer Valerie Pearson and pianist and composer Panos Demopoulos.
Lunchtime concert with Music by Bach, Shostakovich and Rota.
Tickets on the door £6/£4
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Ensemble Boquhan Trio Concert
Friday 30 June 2017
All Saints Church, Sherburn In Elmet 19.30
Ensemble Boquhan was formed in Boquhan by the flautist Fiona Mancey-Jones, violinist and composer Valerie Pearson and pianist and composer Panos Demopoulos
Evening Concert to include a glass of wine and refreshments
Tickets £10 available at the door.
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Live Music

Thorganby Real Ale Festival 2017
Saturday 1 July 2017
Thorganby Village Hall
5pm-11.30pm. Come along for a great night of live music, a fantastic selection of real ales, wine and prosecco, and our delicious locally sourced BBQ. Tickets- Adults £6, Age 14-17 £4, Under 14’s- Free.
Visit www.thorganbyvillagehall.co.uk for more details


Ensemble Boquhan Trio Concert
Saturday 1 July 2017
St Clements Church, Scarcroft Rd, York 7.30pm
Ensemble Boquhan was formed in Boquhan by the flautist Fiona Mancey-Jones, violinist and composer Valerie Pearson and pianist and composer Panos Demopoulos.
Music by Bach, Rota, Handel, Shostokovich and Demopoulos.
Tickets available on the door £12 (£8 concessions)
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Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe
Sunday 2 July 2017
The National Centre For Early Music
Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe presents a solo show ‘Song On Film’, as the self-confessed film buff raids his own collection and adds his own original and stylish orchestrations to some of the most memorable moments in cinematic history. From Hollywood’s golden age, to the classic films of the 80’s, to the work of Tarantino, Tati, Paramount and Pixar, Joe performs songs written for and inspired by some of the greatest films of the last century. The concert features a number of your popular favourites in a show of virtuosic musicianship, breath-taking theatricality and wit.
Tickets

National Centre For Early Music 2017

The National Centre For Early Music
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View the Spring Brochure 2017 (issuu)

See also..
Live Music at the Black Swan Folk Club
Concerts at the University of York
Music at York Barbican
National Centre For Early Music
Friday Night Live
Friday 7 July 2017
The Grange Hotel
Our live music nights take place in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm. It's a perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: These are free music events so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744 or email info@grangehotel.co.uk.

About our singer: Nikki Humberstone is a soulful vocalist who has performed on the local music scene for a number of years. You will enjoy popular songs by artists including Adele, Emeli Sande, U2 and Stevie Wonder. From Motown Soul to contemporary chart hits Nikki’s performance will appeal to a variety of musical tastes.


York Early Music Festival:Echoes of Venice
Saturday 8 July 2017
St Lawrence's Church, Hull Road
ENGLISH CORNETT & SACKBUT ENSEMBLE with ROBERT HOWARTH organ

ECHOES OF VENICE

Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the sounds of 16th and 17th-century Venice, the beautiful and powerful city that was home to some of Europe's finest musicians.
Whether from the echoing spaces of St Mark’s, the palaces on the Grand Canal or the winding streets and open campi of this captivating city, the sounds of Gabrieli, Merulo, Schütz and Willaert spread their influence all over Europe. Tickets
York Early Music Festival:Rose Consort of Viols
Saturday 8 July 2017
St Olave's Church, Marygate
ROSE CONSORT OF VIOLS with
EMMA KIRKBY soprano
CLARE WILKINSON mezzo

MUSICA TRANSALPINA

In 1588 a radical publication brought music from continental Europe to the attention of an avid Elizabethan audience. Musica Transalpina was a book of madrigals and chansons with specially written texts in English, and it soon became a new repertory for viol consort as well – not only had it changed places, it had been changed by its time. The Rose Consort dip into this repertory to present madrigals by Marenzio, Palestrina and Ferrabosco alongside chansons by Lassus and songs and instrumental pieces by William Byrd. Tickets
York Proms

York Proms 2017
Sunday 9 July 2017
Where: Yorkshire Museum Gardens
Rebecca Newman / Daniel Koek / Tre Amici
A rousing picnic concert in the heart of medieval York.

York is the kind of city that leaves a lasting impression on all her visitors because of the wealth of history, architecture and culture that the locals are lucky enough to live right on top of!

York has a number of festivals each year, which incorporate music, arts, food, comedy and more. However, York didn't have its very own summer proms event, which is a central feature of the entertainment calendar for many other towns and cities. After months of groundwork, The York Proms team are excited to announce the date and venue for the first York Proms. The event will take place on the evening of Sunday 9th July in Museum Gardens.

Expect a show filled with some of the greatest, and most popular, classical music ever written. Bring your picnic basket and your flags to help us kick off a brand new event in York in style! Earlybird Tickets are available from www.yorkproms.com
York Early Music Festival: Minster Minstrels
Sunday 9 July 2017
Venue: Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate
directed by Ailsa Batters
BASSOON EXTRAVAGANZA

The Minster Minstrels are joined by members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a host of young bassoonists to celebrate the instrument in all its glory. The programme features Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and a commissioned piece by Anthony Bailey, for Minster Minstrels, OAE oboe band and massed bassoons – including eight brand new players from St Aelred’s RC Primary School, learning as part of the York Bassoon Extravaganza project.
Tickets
Platform Festival 2017

Platform Festival
12 - 15 July 2017
The Old Station Pocklington
KT Tunstall, Ward Thomas, Newton Faulkner. Levellers. Ross Noble.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Holly Macve. Stillhouse, Buffalo Skinners, The Grand Old Ukes of York, Beth McCarthy, Bramble Napskins, Rachel Croft, Forgotten Voices Choir & an Access to Music Stage.
Tickets at www.platformfestival.net
York Early Music Festival: Moving the Passion
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Venue: Bedern Hall
Bach’s St Matthew Passion was not composed to be a theatre piece, but its dramatic power has often led people to think of it as ‘the great opera Bach never wrote’. Ahead of event 19, YEMF Artistic Adviser Lindsay Kemp talks to conductor Peter Seymour and director Thomas Guthrie about animating this great masterpiece for the stage.
Tickets
York Early Music Festival: A Drop of Amber Varnish
Thursday 13 July 2017
St Michael Le Belfrey Church, High Petergate
NICHOLAS MULROY tenor
FRANCES KELLY harp
PAULA CHATEAUNEUF theorbo

A DROP OF AMBER VARNISH
THE ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS LANIER & ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

‘A very Ingenious vertuoso’, Nicholas Lanier was appointed the first-ever Master of the King’s Musick in 1625, but he was also an art connoisseur, sent by Charles I to Italy to buy paintings and recruit Italian artists for the English court. He returned not only with knowledge of the latest developments in Italian music, but having met and befriended the brilliant Artemisia Gentileschi, the first-ever professional woman painter.
This concert of early 17th-century English and Italian music, including works by Lanier and Monteverdi, is accompanied by projections of paintings of and by Nicholas and Artemisia.
Tickets
Rydale Festival 2017

Ryedale Festival Summer Programme
Friday 14 - Sunday 30 July 2017
Ryedale Festival 2017 – bringing great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.
The headlines of the festival include four unmissable orchestral concerts. Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at York Minster, reflecting a festival theme of Dreams and Visions; the Orchestra of Opera North are at Scarborough Spa with a thrilling programme of Rachmaninov and Berlioz; and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Royal Northern Sinfonia bookend the festival with irresistible concerts at Hovingham Hall.
ryedalefestival.com


York Early Music Festival: Mala Punica
Friday 14 July 2017
The Quire, York Minster
Directed by PEDRO MEMELSDORFF recorder

Barbara Zanichelli soprano Markéta Cukrová mezzosoprano
Raffaele Giordani tenor Helena Zemanová, José Manuel Navarro vielles
Pablo Kornfeld keyboards Felixi Stricker slide trumpet

EXILE MUSIC AND MIGRATION IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Music has long been the solace and talisman of wandering people: from the Crusaders (who traversed the Mediterranean until and even beyond the 14th century) to the pilgrims heading for Europe’s major sanctuaries, to the transit routes of desperate populations escaping war and famine. Mala Punica features some of the most touching
songs and lyrics of farewell and nostalgia preserved in 14th- and 15th-century sources.
Tickets


4 - Ryedale Festival Opera -The Garden of Disguise
Saturday 15 July 2017
Ampleforth College Theatre, Ampleforth, YO62 4ER
This is one of 57 events forming the Ryedale Festival. See ryedalefestival.com

Starts

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble
Eamonn Dougan (conductor)
Nina Brazier (director)
Alice Privett (Sandrina)
Kieran Carrel (Belfiore)
Clare Tunney (Arminda)
Anna Harvey (Ramiro)
Jessica Cale (Serpetta)
Harry Thatcher (Nardo)
Robin Horgan (Podesta)

Mozart – The Garden of Disguises (La Finta Giardiniera, in a new translation by John Warrack)
Programme:
Seven characters with complicated love lives meet an eighteen-year-old composer full of imagination and musical genius. Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, performed here in the world premiere of John Warrack’s new translation The Garden of Disguises, is full of lyrical beauty, human foibles and dramatic intrigue. Sandrina is a high-born girl, so why has she disguised herself as a gardener to find work in the Mayor’s household? The Mayor falls head-over-heels in love with his new ‘garden girl’, much to the annoyance of his servant, Serpetta, who would like to marry her rich employer. The good-natured (but poor) Nardo is waiting in the wings if she doesn’t! Meanwhile, the mayor’s highly-strung niece Arminda is supposed to marry Ramiro, but only has eyes for Belfiore. He’s a man with something to hide, who feels a strange, inexplicable and entirely reciprocated attraction to the disguised Sandrina… This is an opera of secrets and lies, but also of forgiveness and reconciliation – and these are qualities that Mozart can express in music like none other.

Performance with picnic interval. No bar at this performance.
Prices Full - £35.00 Under 25s - £17.50
Rowntree Park

Rowntree Park 96th Birthday Party
Thank you so much to everyone who pledged money, volunteered and supported us while we were fundraising for this year’s Birthday Party. Unfortunately we haven’t raised enough money to run the event this year and so we have to cancel it. We haven’t taken this decision lightly. The huge numbers of people attending last year’s Party meant that we clearly need the additional facilities (and additional volunteers); without them, we could not run a safe and enjoyable event. On a positive note, we hope that next year’s 97th Birthday Party will go ahead and will start planning this in January 2018.
Ampleforth

11 - Ryedale Festival Opera -The Garden of Disguise
Monday 17 July 2017
Ampleforth College Theatre, Ampleforth, YO62 4ER
Mozart opera - The Garden of Disguises

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble
Eamonn Dougan (conductor)
Nina Brazier (director)
Alice Privett (Sandrina)
Kieran Carrel (Belfiore)
Clare Tunney (Arminda)
Anna Harvey (Ramiro)
Jessica Cale (Serpetta)
Harry Thatcher (Nardo)
Robin Horgan (Podesta)

Mozart – The Garden of Disguises (La Finta Giardiniera, in a new translation by John Warrack)

Seven characters with complicated love lives meet an eighteen-year-old composer full of imagination and musical genius. Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, performed here in the world premiere of John Warrack’s new translation The Garden of Disguises, is full of lyrical beauty, human foibles and dramatic intrigue. Sandrina is a high-born girl, so why has she disguised herself as a gardener to find work in the Mayor’s household? The Mayor falls head-over-heels in love with his new ‘garden girl’, much to the annoyance of his servant, Serpetta, who would like to marry her rich employer. The good-natured (but poor) Nardo is waiting in the wings if she doesn’t! Meanwhile, the mayor’s highly-strung niece Arminda is supposed to marry Ramiro, but only has eyes for Belfiore. He’s a man with something to hide, who feels a strange, inexplicable and entirely reciprocated attraction to the disguised Sandrina… This is an opera of secrets and lies, but also of forgiveness and reconciliation – and these are qualities that Mozart can express in music like none other.

Starts at 7:00pm

Pre-opera and interval drinks. There will not be a picnic interval at this performance
Prices Full - £35.00 Under 25s - £17.50


13 - Coffee Concert - Truth’s Disguise ll
Tuesday 18 July 2017
St Mary's Church, Birdsall, YO17 9NW
This is one of 57 events forming the Ryedale Festival. See ryedalefestival.com

Starts 11:00am

Truth’s Disguise ll

Carducci Quartet
Simon Callow (reader)

Akhmatova – Romance
Tsvetayeva – Hamlet’s Dialogue with his Conscience
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 7
Akhmatova – Reading Hamlet
Pasternak – Hamlet
Shostakovich – Quartet no. 5

The Carducci Quartet turn to Shostakovich’s 5th quartet, composed in the last years of Stalin’s rule, and the 7th, dedicated to the memory of his first wife. In parallel, Simon Callow explores the deep significance of Hamlet for Russian art. Shostakovich knew the play backwards, set Tsvetayeva’s poem Hamlet’s Dialogue with his Conscience and identified with the famous lines from Pasternak’s Hamlet written as an appendix to Doctor Zhivago: ‘I am alone. All around me drowns in falsehood.’

Coffee/tea/soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am–10.45am
Prices Full - £15.00 Under 25s - £7.50
The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick, York

Sing a Song of Summer
Thursday 20 July 2017
Where: The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick
The Tuesday Singers presents an evening of songs from Gershwin to Elton John. Starting at 7.30 pm. £7.00 entry with a glass of wine.


Friday 21 July 2017
The Grange Hotel
Our live music nights take place in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm. It's a perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: These are free music events so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744 or email info@grangehotel.co.uk.

About our Jazz Duo: Croft & Mullen Band- Talented singer Rachel Croft is accompanied by jazz pianist Karl Mullen with songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz and boogie-woogie.
www.grangehotel.co.uk


Friday Night Live - The Grange Hotel
Our live music nights take place in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm. It's a perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: These are free music events so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744 or email info@grangehotel.co.uk.

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