Early Music York Early Music Festival




Saturday 6 July 7.30pm
Reserved seating central nave: £30.00
Unreserved side aisles & balcony: £25.00 (Concessions £23.00 | *Under 35s £6.00)
St Michael le Belfrey Church, High Petergate

directed by David Skinner
Emily Atkinson, Laura Oldfield sopranos
Helen Charlston, Martha McLorinan altos
William Balkwill, Mark Dobell, Steven Harrold, Nicholas Todd tenors
Damian O’Keeffe, Robert Rice baritones
William Gaunt, Robert Macdonald basses

Songs of the Reformation by Thomas Tallis

For centuries England enjoyed an unbroken church music tradition deeply rooted in the long-established Catholic rituals, but the mid-16th century Reformation replaced that complex Catholic rite with the slimline volume that was the Book of Common Prayer. Thomas Tallis was among the composers who forged a path forward amid this ‘shock of the new’ to produce the earliest liturgical music in English. Alamire’s concert presents the finest examples of his craft across the changing liturgical demands of four Tudor monarchs: Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I.

Performances from David Skinner’s choir Alamire, are a joy; flawless intonation and clear diction.’ The Arts Desk


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St Michael le Belfrey Church
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Sat, Jul 6

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  • Event 6: Songs of the Reformation

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