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'The British Music Society of York is not quite what the name might lead you to think. It is simply an organisation which, as its core activity, stages six chamber music concerts per year, its season running from October to March. For historical reasons, however, it still has more the structure of a music society: its subscribers are called members, and the Society's committee and officers are appointed at an AGM, held in May or June.'

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‘The cmrc at the University of York supports and promotes creativity in contemporary music of all kinds. Firmly committed to the idea of practice as research, our staff and students are all dedicated to the creation of new music through composition, improvisation and performance ... Cmrc hosts a packed schedule of seminars, performances and workshops every term, with distinguished visiting artists and scholarship.’

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‘An acknowledged world-leader in creative, practical and scholarly approaches to music. You will be taught by active professionals, and our modules are informed directly by recent research. Our flexible course structure is unique in the UK, and promotes academic excellence through practical experience. Our alumni occupy positions of significance nationally within the music industry and associated professions.’

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'Based in a medieval church in York. Home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival, the NCEM promotes a year-round series of jazz, world, folk and early music concerts as well as a thriving education programme.'

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'Non-residential holiday orchestra in York, open to all young musicians aged 6–21, and catering for all levels of experience, from pre-grade 1 to grade 8+. There are five different orchestras, meaning that players of all abilities have a great opportunity to have fun making music and new friends, whether they have been learning their instrument for just six months or are accomplished musicians who have been playing for several years.'  Held during the school holidays at Easter, summer and Christmas.

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'Founded in September 1945 by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow. Its founding principles were "to engage with contemporaries socially, enjoy with them the art of music making, visit other spheres of activity, enter into open discussion on all matters of mutual interest, and profit from the wisdom of those expert in the dispensation of our art in Quires and Places where they sing".'

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‘The NCEM promotes three early music festivals a year in Yorkshire - the York Early Music Festival in July, the Christmas festival in York in early December and the Beverley festival in the East Riding in May ... NCEM Patrons enjoy opportunities to meet early music specialists and like-minded individuals through informal receptions, supper parties and concerts whilst supporting the long-term artistic ambitions of the York Early Music Festival and the National Centre for Early Music.‘

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York Music Hub is a strong, inclusive partnership of key providers of music education within the city of York. Through our partnership of organisations and schools and wider musical networks, we set out to provide and sustain musical diversity and excellence and to enhance the education, life experience and self confidence of children and young people through music making. Through the Hub’s partnerships we are able to offer opportunities to inspire, improve and positively enhance the lives of young people. Together our combined expertise will enable us to achieve our goals.’

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'Performs three concerts each year. The orchestra does not rehearse on a weekly basis – six intensive rehearsals are scheduled over a 2 week period prior to each concert.'

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‘Formed in 1965 by a group of Minster Songmen and their wives to raise funds for the Minster, the Chapter House Choir was soon established as one of the country’s leading amateur chamber choirs. We specialise in a cappella works encompassing the full breadth of the choral repertoire, from the Renaissance to new commissions, including much that is neglected or challenging.’

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‘A ladies barbershop chorus based in York and a member of LABBS, the national association for female barbershoppers. We sing in a-capella (unaccompanied) close harmony in four parts: lead, tenor, baritone and bass. The part names are taken from male barbershop but we sing in a higher pitch to match the female range.’

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'An amateur male barbershop chorus with over 50 members. We have maintained a top-6 placing in National competition since 2006, making us one of the UK's leading barbershop groups.'

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'An amateur group who specialise in playing music from the shows, light instrumental music, waltzes, marches and overtures. We have an extensive library of music ranging from traditional to modern pieces.'

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‘We are a choral society of approximately 160 members who enjoy performing a challenging repertoire including the more familiar large scale choral works such as Handel's Messiah, the Passions and various Requiems ... We usually sing three concerts a year ... Most of our concerts take place in York Minster; we also perform in York Barbican and St Lawrence’s Church, York. We also hold an annual choral workshop, open to other singers as well as YMS members.’

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’Founded in 1898, the York Symphony Orchestra is the city’s oldest amateur orchestra. Its aim is to give amateur musicians in York and the surrounding area the opportunity to rehearse and perform works from the orchestral repertoire. It is particularly keen to encourage younger players, and many of its soloists are young musicians with links to York. The orchestra meets weekly for rehearsals and gives three concerts each year, in November/December, March, and June/July.‘

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‘Formed in 1979 by conductor Peter Seymour, Yorkshire Bach Choir has been regarded for some time as one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, specialising in performing renaissance, baroque and classical music. The mainstay of the choir’s performance is its annual series of six concerts held in the 16th century church of St Michael le Belfrey, York. In addition the choir regularly performs elsewhere in the UK and abroad participating in a variety of festivals, and has featured on both radio and television.’

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'York is full of church buildings, many as old, or even older than ours. Our congregation is highly eclectic with some travelling considerable distances because they enjoy the English Missal. Our main Sung Mass is at 5.30pm, do come and join us when you next visit this fine city. There is also a Low Mass at 10.30am ... At many of the major festivals, we have the privilege of welcoming some of the region’s excellent independent choirs. On such occasions, the choir will sing a choral mass setting and appropriate anthems ...  The church boasts an excellent two-manual pipe organ, built in 1996 by Principal Pipe Organs ... Every summer, the church hosts a series of organ recitals.'

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'Each summer we host a summer series of organ concerts. We’re proud of the instrument and enjoy hearing a a variety of talented organists play. Everyone is welcome, and no admission fee is charged. A collection is taken at the end to which donations are welcome but not obligatory ... The organ is located at the front of the church in a large gallery with a fine case in Spanish mahogany with five towers and four flats. Most of the pipes in the case date from 1841 and have decoration of a similar style to the Hill work at York Minster.'

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Well-established concert series with performers including internationally acclaimed musicians as well as the University's own student  ensembles.

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'The music performed within the Minster comes from a wide and varied repertoire, from performances of some of the earliest music recorded to modern popular, within the liturgy and in concerts ... Over the year, York Minster’s musicians have not only performed some of the finest repertoire from past centuries, they have also commissioned and performed new works. Former Minster organists have contributed widely to the repertoire of Anglican choral music, most notably Tertius Noble, Sir Edward Bairstow, Francis Jackson and Philip Moore.'

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