Revealing York Minster
York Minster's newest attraction, Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft, invites visitors to take a 2000 year heroic, historic and human journey through a series of interactive underground chambers. Built in a space created in emergency excavations during the 1970s, the attraction explores the hidden history of the cathedral's site, from the remains of Roman barracks to the foundations of the Norman Minster. Featuring artefacts never before on public display, visitors can see, touch and hear 2000 years of history.
Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius - at York Minster
Saturday 4 November 2017
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
David Butt Philip (tenor)
Claudia Huckle (contralto)
Iain Paterson (bass)
Hallé Choir and Youth Choir
Gerontius is a dying man, an ‘everyman’ character who commends his soul to God and prays with his friends for a safe passage into the next life. Elgar’s choral masterpiece follows his journey through death, where he meets the guardian angel who guides him past his demons and a brief moment facing the Almighty before leaving him among all the souls in Purgatory to await final salvation. ‘This is the best of me’, wrote Elgar at the end of a score that is full of deep passion, blazing virtuosity, momentous climaxes and a profound sense of mystery. Heard in the splendour of York Minster, with Sir Mark Elder conducting the Hallé and an outstanding team of soloists, this will surely be an unforgettable performance.
Tickets: £20 - £40 / Start Time 7:30pm
Christmas Carol Concerts at York Minster
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 December 2017
The concerts feature the York Minster Choir performing a mixture of classical and popular Christmas music, with the Yorkshire Volunteers Band leading the audience in Christmas carols. The concerts will take place in the Minster’s awe-inspiring Nave and include special seasonal readings by celebrity guests.
Tickets are priced at £25, £18 and £12 and will be available from York Theatre Royal Box Office online, by telephoning 01904 623568 or in person. www.boxoffice.yorkminster.org