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.
Prima Vox (Uk) And Baltic Neopolis Quartet (Poland)
Saturday 7 October 2017
Venue: Chapter House, York Minster
Musical Director Ewa Salecka breaks new ground with Prima Vox choir, presenting a musical programme that crosses three continents - bringing exceptional musicians from Europe to perform in the spiritual heart of York.
Bridging our city's international ties through music, Ewa and Prima Vox play host to the award winning Baltic Neopolis Quartet from Poland featuring Portuguese violin virtuoso Emanuel Salvador.
The truly unique programme includes music by Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjielo, Pawel Łukaszewski, Goncalo Lourenco, Ivo Antognini and Paul Mealor. The evening will be highlighted by works for choir ad string quartet: Eric Whitactre's "5 Hebrew Love Songs", Pawel Lukaszewski's "Cantate Dominum" and two acclaimed pieces by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo: “Dark Night Of The Soul” & “Luminous Night Of THe Soul”. Set to poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri and St. John of the Cross, Gjeilo’s illusion of a much larger ensemble will be demonstrated to full creative effect by the Minster Chapter House.
Expect an emotionally powerful selection of contemporary music carried by sublime acoustics in York’s spiritual heart.
PRIMA VOX (UK)
Greg Birch -piano (Dark Night & Luminous Night / Gjeilo)
BALTIC NEOPOLIS QUARTET (POLAND)
Emanuel Salvador - 1st violin
Grzegorz Warzecha -2nd violin
Emilia Goch Salvador - viola
Tomasz Szczęsny - cello
Directed by Ewa Salecka
Tickets: York Theatre Royal Box Office: 01904 623568
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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: Ł20 - Ł40 / Start Time 7:30pm