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Roast Lunch at the Monk’s

The Monk's Walk, Beverley 19 Highgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Join us for a traditional Sunday roast lunch including Yorkshire pudding!

£5

Family concert: The Reluctant Dragon

East Riding Theatre 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

In honour of St George’s Day, come and hear the charming and entertaining tale of The Reluctant Dragon, set to music by UK favourite John Rutter, and performed by New Paths artists. This accessible and engaging performance will appeal to all the family. Arrive from 1:45pm for St George’s Day craft activities. Audience welcome to come dressed up as characters from the story – knights, dragons, princesses, villagers, or St George! The narrator for this captivating show is the highly talented young actress, Rachel Barnes.

Free

Home and Away

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vaughan Williams’ ever-popular baritone Songs of Travel explore themes of home and travel, setting the tone of longing and belonging for today’s concert. Britten’s arrangements of popular British folksongs were written from America, a homesick nostalgia for the British Isles – while Messiaen’s flute work Le Merle Noir is inspired by the blackbird’s song of his own garden, setting up a life-long fascination with birdsong and nature. Birdsong also features in Dvorak’s American Quartet, full of the folk music of his native Bohemia, but written - like his most popular symphony - “from the new world”.

£8

Festival supper

St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ahead of Katy Hamilton’s inspiring talk join us for supper in St. Mary’s Church Hall. A convivial occasion for festival goers before the closing events. The Friends of New Paths will be launched at this event. We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to become a Friend of the festival.

£5

Talk: Love in Pen and Ink

St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

The music of Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann reflects and celebrates many loves in their lives. Brahms remembered his beloved mother in the Horn Trio; and his love for the clarinet playing of Richard Mühlfeld drew him out of retirement to write sonatas and chamber works. Schumann composed for the love of his beloved Clara Wieck, in his choice of Lied texts and his dedication of works such as the Piano Quintet to the capable fingers of this most talented of pianists. Katy Hamilton, whose talk last year was enormously popular, discusses some of the loves and links between the two men, and the musical century from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben to Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo ahead of the festival’s final concert.

Free

Closing Concert: 5×2

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Two major quintets bookend this glorious closing programme: Mozart’s sublime Quintet for Piano and Winds, one of the masterpieces of all the repertoire, and Schumann’s rapturous Quintet for Piano and Strings. In the middle of the programme we visit two masters of the English song repertoire: Benjamin Britten, in his deeply personal Michelangelo Sonnets, and Gerald Finzi, is his summing up of music and art, ‘To A Poet’.

£12

Art exhibition: Song of Songs

Beverley Minster Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

An exhibition of exquisite linocuts by Andrew Anderson, inspired by love poetry in the Canticles, and by East Anglian country churches, displayed in Beverley Minster during the festival.

Free

America the beautiful

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Whitacre: Sing Gently
Previn: Vocalise
Beach: Piano Quintet
Songs by Knaggs, Price, Moore & Hammerstein

£15

Talk: A Bridge to Italy

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

The first of two talks during the festival from eminent lecturer Prof Marina Frolova-Walker

Free

Miracle city

Beverley Memorial Hall 73- 75 Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

£12

Foreign affairs

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beamish: Penillion

Poulenc: Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon

Barber: Cello Sonata

Britten: Folksongs

Music by Vaughan Williams, Hahn and Tann

£15

Late Bach I

Beverley Minster Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Bach: Partita for solo violin in D minor

£10

Immortal Mozart

Beverley Memorial Hall 73- 75 Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D
Frances-Hoad: Invocatio
Mozart: String Quintet in G minor

£15

A draught of sunshine

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A

Songs by Schubert, Howells, Debussy & Walton

£12

The arc of time

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Kreisler: Praeludium & Allegro

Weir: Atlantic Drift

McNeff: Three Pieces for Piano (*world premiere*)

Schubert: An Schwager Kronos; Wandrers Nachtlied

Britten: Winter Words

£15

Late Bach II

St John of Beverley RC Church 5 North Bar Without, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Bach: Suite for solo cello in C minor

£10

By the dawn’s early light

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Fauré: Dolly Suite

Copland: Duo for flute and piano

Higdon: Pale Yellow

Saint-Saëns: The Swan

Songs by Saint-Saëns and Copland

£15

Talk: Stravinsky’s ‘Crime Against Grace’

Beverley Memorial Hall 73- 75 Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

The second of Prof Marina Frolova-Walker's two talks in the festival. This afternoon's lecture explores one of the 'Big Bang' moments in music, The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.

Free

The Rite

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

£12

Revels ended

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Toll Gavel, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Britten: Canticle IV – Journey of the Magi
Saint-Saëns: Violons dans le soir
Piazzolla: Tango
Schubert: Oblivion
Britten: Canticle II – Abraham and Isaac
Songs by Purcell and Saint-Saëns

£15

Chanson perpétuelle

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ravel: String Quartet in F
Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle
Franck: Piano Quintet
***
Sacconi Quartet, Ailish Tynan, Martin Roscoe

£18

Talk: The poetry and music of science

St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

What human qualities are needed to make scientific discoveries, and which to make great art? Many would point to 'imagination' and 'creativity' in the second case but not the first. Tom McLeish FRS compares creativity in science and art, and challenges the assumption that science is in any sense less creative than art.

Free

All the lights of this world

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Grieg: Six Songs Op 48
Strauss: Morgen, Die Nacht, Befreit
Stanford: La belle dame sans merci
Bingham: The shadow side of Joy Finzi
Songs from Ireland
***
Ailish Tynan, Libby Burgess

£15

Talk: In camera – ex camera

St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

As we enjoy the riches of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival, Katy Hamilton asks: how has ‘chamber’ music shifted through the centuries, and what does it look like in 2021?

Free

Heartfelt

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Panufnik: Heartfelt
Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor Op 131
***
Sacconi Quartet

£15

Archduke

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Haydn: Trio in A Hob XV/18
Beethoven: Trio in B flat Op 97 ‘Archduke’
***
Martin Roscoe, Fenella Humphreys. Jessica Burroughs

£15

Historical Fiction

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine
Gibbons: The Silver Swan
Dowland: Come, Heavy Sleep
Music by Forshaw, Marais and Purcell
***
Christian Forshaw, Grace Davidson, Libby Burgess

£10

Echoes of spring

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock
Brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
Songs by Schubert
***
Ailish Tynan, Julian Bliss, Cara Berridge, Libby Burgess

Spring eternal

St Mary's Church Hall, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano in F, ‘Spring’
Strauss: Sonata in Eb for violin and piano
***
Sophie Rosa, Martin Roscoe

£15

Double time

St Mary's Church, Beverley North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Schumann: Piano Quintet in Eb
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor
***
Julian Bliss, Libby Burgess, Sacconi Quartet

£18