York's National Centre for Early Music's doors may be temporarily closed but they will still be celebrating Early Music Day and streaming concerts all around Europe via Facebook. Join NCEM for two wonderful concerts this Saturday.

The programme:

Steven Devine, Harpsichord, 1.00 pm, from NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate

The day of music opens with a concert by harpsichordist Steven Devine, performing the first in a series of Bach Preludes & Fugues. Steven works with an array of international artists and has numerous recordings to his credit.

The Brabant Ensemble, 6.00 pm, NCEM, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate

The day ends at St Margaret’s Church with The Brabant Ensemble, performing A Monk’s Life: Music from the Cloisters, 1550-1620.  Sublime choral music from the Renaissance performed by this Oxford-based ensemble offers the perfect end to a fabulous day of music.

There will also be a selection of concerts available to enjoy online over the coming weeks.

Delma Tomlin, NCEM Director, said:

“I am so grateful to our talented array of musicians who are determined that Early Music Day will still happen somehow and have agreed to perform behind closed doors. Even if you can’t be with us in person, we hope that you will join us for this day of music, a joyful celebration which normally takes place with our European partners and friends in beautiful venues.”

Check the NCEM website and social media platforms (Facebook / Instagram) for regular updates and more concert footage.

“Music has the power to uplift and inspire us all and although our building may be closed, we will be sharing a selection of concerts from our archives online for us all to enjoy.”