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May 13, 2020

The National Centre for Early Music Keeps the Music Alive

The National Centre for Early Music continues to keep the music alive with a programme of free online streamed concerts. This Saturday May 16th we are delighted to present Tenperantia, a concert performed by Rumorum at the REMA Conference in York last year. Regretfully, the Beverley Early Music Festival has been postponed for a year, but there are still reasons to celebrate as we will be sharing a free concert online featuring the acclaimed European Union Baroque Orchestra as a special thank you to our Beverley audience. Join us from 1pm Saturday 30 May for Betrayal & Betrothal featuring the music of Handel and Bach, first heard in York in March 2017. Members of this acclaimed orchestra come from across Europe and are led by harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, with soprano soloist Maria Keohane.

This fabulous concert was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and shared with audiences world-wide. Looking ahead, on 13 June we have a fabulous double bill from past winners of our Young Artists Competition, Fieri Consort from 2017 and last year's winners L'Apothéose , As a regular weekly bonus, audiences can also join us every Wednesday at 6pm BST for Bach Bites, a series of excerpts from Preludes 1-12 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded at the NCEM last March where harpsichordist Steven Devine performed alone, but attracted an online audience of over 60,000 people from all over the world.

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