Alan Spedding memorial

Registration is now open for the Come & Sing Fauré Requiem on Saturday 27th February. We invite all singers to join us in a day of music-making in memory of the late Alan Spedding.

Have a look at the details here and sign up now to reserve your place.

Violinists: Jamie Campbell & Alexandra Reid

Our two violinists, Jamie Campbell and Alexandra Reid, both featured at the BBC Proms this summer. Here they both are playing Beethoven’s Symphony No 6 (‘Pastoral’) from memory – quite an incredible feat – with Aurora Orchestra:

Cellist: Cara Berridge

Cellist Cara Berridge spends much of her time playing with the Sacconi Quartet, of which she is a founding member. Here they are playing Frank Bridge’s Novelletten at the Wigmore Hall:

Baritone: Marcus Farnsworth

We are delighted that baritone Marcus Farnsworth will be singing the great song cylce Dichterliebe at the closing concert of the festival; in this clip he sings Gurney’s song Sleep, at his own festival in Southwell, with our Artistic Director Libby Burgess on piano:

Organist: Richard Pinel

Festival organist Richard Pinel has recently released his debut disc ‘L’Orgue Symphonique: French Organ Works from Windsor Castle’. Recorded by Resonus Classic on the Harrison and Harrison organ of St George’s Chapel Windsor, this is a virtuosic and beautiful recording.

See here for further details or to purchase a copy.

Here is Richard playing the Coronation March ‘Orb and Sceptre’ by William Walton on the same instrument:

Soprano: Mary Bevan

Festival artist Mary Bevan is currently singing in Gilbert & Sullivan favourite The Mikado at English National Opera, with the Guardian claiming “Mary Bevan’s is the vocal adornment of the evening”.

Take a look here at Mary singing in the recent Royal Opera House / Roundhouse production of Monteverdi’s masterpiece, Orfeo.

Here she is singing the effervescent Quilter song, Love’s Philosophy:

The Queen’s Six

Festival artists The Queen’s Six are currently the featured artist on the front cover CD of the BBC Music Magazine Christmas Edition. Pick up your copy now!

Have a look at A Day in the Life of The Queen’s Six, (looking unfeasibly summery!):

The Queen’s Six will demonstrate the wide range of their skills at New Paths, from late-night Compline service in the Minster to Barbershop Drinks in the East Riding Theatre bar.

New Paths is live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of New Paths, presenting vibrant concerts in the beautiful Yorkshire market town of Beverley. Our main festival is in April, and we are holding a Come and Sing performance of Fauré’s Requiem in February, in memory of Alan Spedding. Have a look around our site, sign up to our mailing list, and come along to our events! Tickets for all concerts go on sale in January.