Dear supporters,

As summer draws to a close, New Paths Music is thrilled to launch its brand new Postcards video series.

These short musical films feature pieces chosen for their connections in different ways to the history and story of the town of Beverley. Shot and recorded in the highest quality, against the glorious backdrop of Beverley Minster, these Postcards showcase performances by exceptional singers and instrumentalists in a delectable selection of music.

First up, we are honoured to welcome back festival favourite baritone Johnny Herford, who joins Artistic Director Libby Burgess in Benjamin Britten’s sublime arrangement of the timeless folksong O Waly, Waly:

Beverley itself has always been utterly fundamental to New Paths: it was the place that inspired us to found the festival, it is the place that inspires creativity in our musicians and our programming, and it is the place which generates the festival spirit we know and love. The Postcards series aims to capture this on film: it is a true meeting of music and place. We were honoured to be able to record in the Minster over the summer, while it was closed to visitors, and are proud that these films will share the story of our beautiful town with a wider audience.

New Paths Postcards will be released weekly on YouTube over the next two months and are free to view. If you wish to donate towards the cost of making these videos, and to help make a second series possible, you can do so here:

We hope you enjoy this series of musical missives from Beverley over the coming weeks: keep your eyes peeled on social media and on our website for the next releases.

With all best wishes,

Roland and Libby