York Early Music Festival

Yorkshire Baroque Soloists: Heinrich Schutz

EVENT 22 Concert by Candlelight

Event 22 8.00pm – c.9.15pm
Venue Chapter House, York Minster
Tickets Unreserved seating: £30.00 (concessions £28.00 | under 35s £5.00)


Bethany Seymour soprano Nancy Cole, Helen Charlston mezzo sopranos
Matthew Long, Ruari Bowen, Jonathan Hanley, Tom Kelly tenors
Frederick Long, Nicholas Ashby basses Lucy Russell, Hetty Wayne violins
Rachel Gray cello Lynda Sayce theorbo Peter Seymour organ, director


Celebration, invention and deprivation

Schütz was the most gifted German composer of the 17th century. As with many of his colleagues, much of his music was shaped by the events of the Thirty Years War, during which composers remained astonishingly inventive in producing a wide variety of styles and textures in the face of great horrors and deprivations. Tonight’s all-Schütz concert ranges from solos, duets and heartfelt lamentations to more lavish music written for prince-electors and peace celebrations, and to the composer’s great masterpiece Musikalisches Exequien, a meditation on life and death composed for a private patron, but as relevant to nations as to individuals.

authority, discipline and integrity’ The Press


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Chapter House, York Minster
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Fri, Jul 13

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