York Christmas Lights Switch On
Thursday 14 November 2019
New Location! Duncombe Place next to York Minster hosts the traditional launch of St Nicholas Christmas Fair and the switching on of the city’s winter lights, from 6pm. Light projections will adorn the magnificent West Front of York Minster.
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.
Verdi Requiem - York Minster
📅 Saturday 9 November 2019
York Musical Society Chorus and Orchestra perform Verdi’s Requiem in York Minster, Saturday 9 November at 7.30pm.
Shortly after it was written, a grumpy critic complained that the Requiem was just Verdi’s latest opera, dressed up in church clothes. Come and decide for yourself and hear one of the most moving works in the choral repertoire sung in glorious York Minster by a choir of over 120 voices, a full orchestra and four professional soloists. Verdi’s dramatic Requiem has been well-loved by audiences and choirs for nearly 150 years. It seems that, after all, Verdi got it just right with his powerful use of musical drama for the subjects of death, fear and hope. Audiences are in no doubt that this Requiem speaks directly to their humanity and emotions.
Tickets from York Minster Box Office (www.yorkminster.org or 01904 557256) or on the door:
• Adult front nave £25
• Adult rear nave £20
• Adult side aisles £12
• Young person 13-17 in side aisles £6
• Child 12 years and under free with accompanying adult