NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC - United Kingdom

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC
Welcome to the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM).  The NCEM is based in the medieval, Grade I listed, converted church of St Margaret’s which stands in the heart
of the City of York in an attractive and spacious church garden. It was converted in 2000 thanks to a National Lottery grant, which transformed the building into a stunning setting for concerts. We are an accessible, flexible and intimate music venue that seats audiences of up to 180.
Our aim is to involve as wide a range of people as possible in the pleasure, enrichment and inspiration that music and music-making can offer, and we promote NCEM as a national and international exemplar of the highest possible standards of creative practice, artistic performance and public engagement. All our work is guided through our core values which are: welcoming, excellence, integrity, authenticity, quality and ambition.
Our Mission is to:
  • Promote NCEM York as a national and international exemplar of the highest possible standards of creative practice, artistic performance and public engagement;
  • Engage with a culturally diverse artistic base in order to run a season of varied and inspiring performances across a wide range of musical genres;
  • Offer flagship festivals celebrating early music in particular;
  • Strive constantly to widen our audience base through innovative engagement activities and creative evolution of our digital channels;
  • Enhance the wellbeing of individuals and communities through music;
  • Share understanding and enjoyment of all forms of music, and early music in particular, through exemplary learning and participation activities that tackle historic and systemic inequities in creative ways;
  • Inspire young people to study, perform and enjoy music;
  • Support career access and progression at all levels and in all spheres of music-making and artistic management, with a special focus on performers specialising in early music;
  • Continue to build a network of local, regional, national and international partners who share our values, offering them support, inspiration and leadership;
  • Ensure that St Margaret's continues to be a source of joy for future generations.

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC
St. Margaret's Church Walmgate, York YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

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