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Initiated in 1988 by the local authority, the Festival was designed to bring together the history, ecclesiastical architecture and music of the past for the people of today, and to encourage visitors into the area. Over the years, the Festival has grown to be acknowledged as a "jewel in the cultural crown" ... The Festival is organised by the National Centre for Early Music,York and works in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.' Held Late May.

 

‘Held in Late September of each year, the Beverley Chamber Music Festival – now run by New Paths – brings world-class music to the delightful market town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Concerts take place in St Mary’s Church, an exceptionally beautiful medieval church at the heart of Beverley’s handsome “Georgian quarter”.’

 

Also indexedNew Paths Music

’Cottingham is located midway between the city of Hull (UK City of Culture 2017) and the historic market town of Beverley, and is reputed to be the largest village in England. The ancient settlement hosts several events during the year, such as Cottingham Springboard Festival, Cottingham Day, and now ... Cottingham Folk Festival.’ Held August Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Category Folk Festivals

'Cottingham is one of the most progressive live music clubs in the area  with all acoustic music being welcome ... If you are just starting or an accomplished performer you will be very comfortable in this friendly folk club. The majority of nights are reserved for local performers to strut their stuff.  At least once a month some of the best guest artists are invited to perform.'

 

Category Beverley

‘Cottingham Methodist Church welcomes performers, teachers and audience to the ... Annual Musical Festival. The Festival is run to give performers an opportunity to perform in a friendly environment, for them to receive constructive criticism and to give us all an opportunity to enjoy their performance. We recognise the hard work they do along with the dedication of teachers and supporters.’ Held Late January.

 

‘East Riding of Yorkshire Council's dedicated, state-of-the-art performance centre. The Hexagon Music Centre was completed in August 2010 after a major refurbishment project to transform the former Swinemoor Infant School into a state of the art performance centre ... There are 9 rooms available to hire with seating capacity ranging from 5 to 150. The centre boasts two fully restored grand pianos, plus 3 upright pianos.‘

 

'Formed in the 1930's. A group of ladies decided to start their own entertainment programme in Hornsea, because it was difficult to travel to concerts in Hull. Like many social organisations, activities were suspended during World War II, but they were restarted in 1948 ... The society continues to thrive after more than 70 years ... The society are very grateful to the United Reformed Church for storing its Grand Piano.'

 

New Paths launched in 2016 and has quickly established itself as one of the most important and exciting new festivals in the land. New Paths sees Beverley hosting concerts, community events and sparkling music-making by some of the country’s finest young professional singers, chamber musicians and organists, with our trademark combination of world-class concerts and feet-on-the-ground community involvement, reaching out to children, to old people, and to all corners of the town ... New Paths Music presents two dynamic festivals each year, bringing exceptional musicians to the beautiful market town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.‘ Held Early April and Late September.

 

Generally meets Monday evenings, except Bank Holidays and in August.

 

Category Folk Clubs

'We are a subscription based band and members of the band consist of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. We are always happy to welcome new members, whether experienced players or relative beginners provided they have some experience. If the idea of being involved in a friendly band, where you can relax and enjoy playing a wide variety of music, interests you, whether you live locally or are just passing through please come along to the band room on rehearsal nights where you will be made very welcome. If you do not own your own instrument the band keeps a stock of instruments that can be used by members.'

 

‘A subscription choir of approximately 40 members meet on a regular basis with the objective of performing 3 times in the year. During the choir's history performances have taken place throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire and also in the Cathedrals of Durham, Worcester and Wells ...'

 

Category Chamber Choirs

‘The Choir’s membership is currently around 50 and we have represented the town of Beverley at some of the Country’s most prestigious venues ... We have performed at venues large and small from Hull, Beverley and Howden Minsters to many small though welcoming locations throughout the North of England and beyond, when considerable sums of money have been raised for worthy causes ... If you think you might like to sing with us, drop in ... to watch us rehearse. Simply roll up and sit at the back to discover whether it might be for you.’

 

'Beverley Musical Theatre perform Musical Shows, Pantomimes and concerts in Beverley, Hull and the surrounding villages. The East Riding of Yorkshire is fortunate in having a large number of amateur operatic and dramatic societies. This means that competition for the attentions of the theatre-going public is intense, and consequently the standard of the performances is very high ... Most years we perform our main musical show in May or June and a pantomime in November or December.'

 

‘A Choral Society with about 100 members ... When it was founded, the choir was under the auspices of the East Riding County Education Committee. Members paid an annual subscription fee of 10 shillings (50p), which was increased to £1 in 1973. Concert deficits were approved by the County Music Committee and paid by the Council, so the choir had no financial worries. However, in 1977, after financial support had been withdrawn by Humberside County Council, it was necessary for the choir to become an independent body ... The choir is now self-sufficient by subscriptions, grants and fund-raising activities to cover the £25,000 needed every year.‘

 

 

Category Choral Societies

‘A thriving amateur orchestra attracting players from Kingston upon Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. We give three public concerts each year ... Our aim is to provide good classical music in a relatively informal setting. Please look at our concert calendar, we hope you find the music we play attractive and will come to our concerts.’

 

'A wind ensemble modelled on the British military band based around Yorkshire and the Humber ... Humberside Police Concert Band plays a vast repertoire of music including military classics, pop, selections from the stage and screen, and Last Night of the Proms style finales. Having taking part at prestigious events across Europe, the band is as comfortable at local galas as it is at performing in large arenas and even before members of the Royal family. The Band comprises on average of 30 musicians, the majority of whom are volunteer, civilian members, who come from as far a field as Lincoln and Wakefield. The Band undertakes about 25 engagements per year mainly in the Humberside Police Area.'

 

Category Military Bands

'There is a strong musical tradition at the Minster. The building has the largest collection of medieval musician carvings in Europe, a 200 year old organ built by Snetzler, a choral tradition going back to the plainsong of the medieval Vicars Choral, and currently a flourishing diversity of traditional and contemporary music.'

 

Category Greater Churches

‘Situated in the charming town of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds ... Events are held throughout the spring and summer, and include our annual Tulip Festival in May, Children’s Events on Wednesdays during the spring and summer holiday periods, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events.’

 

Category Beverley

Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) has gained a nation-wide reputation for its live-event and film programmes. The venue, which has a 200-seat auditorium and 70-seat studio/exhibition space, has provided film screenings, live music, theatre performances, comedy clubs, art exhibitions and conference facilities to ten of thousands of people ... Since opening PAC has played host to a variety of national and international Musicians, Comedians, Theatre & Dance Companies, Film Directors and artists.’

 

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