April 2016
Free

Music for babies & toddlers: Hear that sound!

Thursday, April 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley,
Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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A morning of music for the youngest of audiences, and their grown-ups! Come and hear live music, meet real instruments, and respond to their different sounds and moods.

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Free

Masterclass: instrumental performance

Thursday, April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley,
Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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New Paths is delighted to team up with Hull University to offer its music students masterclass opportunities with New Paths performers. In this masterclass, a handful of performers will have the chance to work on chamber music and solo performance.

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Free

Of romance, role-models and… hedgehogs? Johannes Brahms meets the Schumanns

Thursday, April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Peter Harrison Room, Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DN United Kingdom
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Researcher, writer and presenter Katy Hamilton gives us an introduction to the complex musical and personal triangle of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

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£12

Opening concert: To the distant beloved

Thursday, April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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An evening of great chamber music works and beautiful songs, the opening concert of New Paths 2016 festival in Beverley takes as its starting point the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Brahms.

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£8

Little Organ Book: Late-night chorale preludes

Thursday, April 7 @ 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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Our two festival organists, Richard Pinel and Simon Johnson, explore the chorale preludes of Bach and Brahms, alongside the world première, especially commissioned for tonight, of the latest addition to William Whitehead's Orgelbüchlein project.

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Free

Family concert: We’re going on a journey

Friday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley,
Toll Gavel
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9AA United Kingdom
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Libby Burgess © Bach to Baby

A gregarious daytime concert for all the family, exploring the New Paths theme of journeys. Come and meet new instruments, explore ideas of sound and movement, and head on a musical adventure with us.

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£8

The king of instruments: organ masterclass and showcase

Friday, April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hull City Hall,
Queen Victoria Square
Hull, HU1 3RQ United Kingdom
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Simon Johnson and Richard Pinel give a showcase of the magnificent Hull City Hall organ followed by a public masterclass with students Benjamin Newlove, Anthony Daly and Robbie Carroll. A special opportunity to witness close up the talented young organists receiving inspirational coaching, and to discover this spectacular instrument.

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£8

Déjeuner à Paris

Friday, April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley,
North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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A French perfume wafts across Beverley with this lunchtime programme of favourites and hidden gems: song and instrumental music ranging from haunting Duruflé and Poulenc to popular Fauré.

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£12

Lest we forget: A war commemoration

Friday, April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Riding Theatre,
10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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As part of the ongoing centenary commemoration of the First World War, this programme explores music written in the shadow of war through the last one hundred years.

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Free

Compline

Friday, April 8 @ 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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Following our War Commemoration concert, take a moment to reflect in the 13th-century surroundings of the Minster. The Queen's Six, singers from Windsor Castle, lead us in a service of compline, used for 1500 years as the last, contemplative service of the day.

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£8

Coffee concert

Saturday, April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley,
North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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This joyful morning of music celebrates some of the great Viennese composers, Schubert, Brahms and Mozart, in some of their sunniest writing.

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£8

Organ recital: …A la mémoire…

Saturday, April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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Simon Johnson (St Paul's Cathedral) presents the first of two dazzling lunchtime recitals on the fine Snetzler organ of the Minster, continuing our theme of commemoration and exploring the influences around Dupré's mighty preludes and fugues.

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Free

Masterclass: the art of opera

Saturday, April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
East Riding Theatre,
10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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Joe Austin

New Paths is delighted to team up with The University of Hull to offer its music students masterclass opportunities with New Paths performers. In this masterclasses, selected singers will have the chance to work on operatic performance.

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£12

Opera gala: Meetings and partings

Saturday, April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Riding Theatre,
10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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Some of the UK's most exciting young opera stars, fresh from the stages of English National Opera and the Royal Opera House, sing us a programme of operatic meetings and partings, with extracts from operas including Don Giovanni, La Bohème and La Traviata.

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Free

Barbershop drinks

Saturday, April 9 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
East Riding Theatre,
10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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Have a drink in the East Riding Theatre bar after the Opera Gala, and be serenaded by the charming Queen's Six as they make you laugh and cry in lewd madrigals, haunting folk songs and upbeat jazz and pop arrangements.

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£8

Organ recital: Die Kunst ist lang, das Leben kurz

Sunday, April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beverley Minster,
Minster Yard North
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0DP United Kingdom
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Richard Pinel (St George's, Windsor Castle) presents the second of two dazzling lunchtime recitals on the fine Snetzler organ of the Minster, exploring the richness of the great Germanic repertoire.

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Shakespeare in English Romantic Song

Sunday, April 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Beverley Memorial Hall,
73- 75 Lairgate
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8HN United Kingdom
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Well-known to local audiences as an esteemed professor at the University of Hull, and to international audiences as a leading Shakespeare music scholar, Professor Christopher R Wilson here gives us an insight into Shakespeare in English Romantic Song, ahead of our Shakespeare Celebration at 3:30pm.

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£8

A Shakespeare celebration

Sunday, April 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
East Riding Theatre,
10 Lord Roberts Road
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BE United Kingdom
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Settings by Haydn, Quilter, Dove, Schubert, Poulenc, and Finzi of Shakespeare texts mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. Interspersed with these songs are Shakespeare readings, and Benjamin Britten's Lachyrmae for viola and piano.

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£12

Closing concert: A Poet’s Love

Sunday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Beverley,
North Bar Within
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DL United Kingdom
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For our closing concert we return to Schumann and Brahms, where the New Paths idea began. One of the best-loved song cycles, Dichterliebe, is paired with Brahms' magnificent B major piano trio, in a concert of true greats.

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