Concerts & Events

For the 2017/18 season we are covering a variety of styles, but the major work we will perform in the Spring of 2018 is Bach’s St Matthew Passion in York Minster.

Tickets for all concerts become available two months before the concert date. Prices range from £5 to £20, with concessions and special student rates available.

Next concert: see below.  Or click here to see details of the complete 2017/18 season.

2017/18 CONCERTS

Saturday 28 October 2017 at 7.30pm at York Barbican click here for the box office
Simple Gifts
Music inspired by folk song
YMS Orchestra
Soloist: John Holland-Avery, Baritone

Folk music, with its memorable melodies and words telling the stories of ordinary people’s lives, has been an inspiration for many composers. This performance offers British and American composers’ takes on folk tradition.

We have chosen Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite and Fantasia on Greensleeves, and John Rutter’s The Sprig of Thyme to represent traditional British music. These include well-known favourites such as ‘The Miller of Dee’ and ‘The Keel Row’.

Crossing the seas, we have Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs – including the popular Shaker song ‘Simple Gifts’. In contrast, Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda reflect his interest in traditional Indian stories and music.

Tickets £20–£10 (Concessions £18–£8). Students and under 18s £5.
Please note: additional fees applied to online, credit card and phone bookings. No charges for cash purchases at the venue.
York Barbican Box Office
Tel: 0844 854 2757