New Paths launched in 2016 and has quickly established itself as one of the most important and exciting new festivals in the land. New Paths sees Beverley hosting concerts, community events and sparkling music-making by some of the country’s finest young professional singers, chamber musicians and organists, with our trademark combination of world-class concerts and feet-on-the-ground community involvement, reaching out to children, to old people, and to all corners of the town.
Our bold programming, wonderful venues, and the beautiful town of Beverley, combine to make this an unmissable festival. The joyful buzz of New Paths comes from the passion and energy of our performers, but also from the warmth and commitment of the audience.
Dedicated to the memory of the late Alan Spedding, long-time Director of Music at the Minster, New Paths draws on his superlative musicianship and his tireless generosity in sharing it with others.
New Paths takes its name from Schumann’s description of the young Brahms’ music: these ‘neue Bahnen’ or ‘new paths’ were taking music in a new direction. Here we, like Brahms, combine the best of the old with the best of the new. Let the New Paths lead to Beverley!