Beverley Chamber Music Festival

Held in late September of each year, the Beverley Chamber Music Festival – now run by New Paths – brings world-class music to the delightful market town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Concerts take place in St Mary’s Church, an exceptionally beautiful medieval church at the heart of Beverley’s handsome ‘Georgian quarter’.

Martin Roscoe has been the Artistic Director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival since its inception, and he and New Paths’ Artistic Director Libby Burgess are now Co-Artistic Directors of BCMF. In its quarter-century history the festival has welcomed an exceptional roster of artists to the East Riding, from violinists Tasmin Little and Jennifer Pike to pianists Peter Donohoe and John Lill, from clarinettist Emma Johnson and soprano Joan Rogers to ensembles such as London Winds, the Opera North Brass ensemble, and the Maggini, Lindsay, Carducci and Ŝkampa Quartets.

The festival was started in 1993 by the artists’ agency Hazard Chase and was run by them for eight years. In 2001, a local committee was created to support the artistic integrity of the event and to guarantee its future, and in 2018 the latest chapter of the festival’s history arrived, with the handing over of the festival to New Paths Music.

The Festival has been funded for many years by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with additional support from local sponsors and Festival Friends and Patrons.

The next festival runs from 26th to 29th September 2018.

New Paths is proud to have inherited a festival with such a rich cultural history and is excited to be guiding its future direction with co-artistic directors Libby Burgess and Martin Roscoe at the helm.

  • 1993

     

    BCMF started by Hazard Chase

    Festival started in 1993.  Martin Roscoe is artistic director.

  • 2001

    Local committee created

  • 2018

     

    BCMF joins the New Paths family

    Libby Burgess and Martin Roscoe are co-artistic directors.