Insight Days

“The Insight Day was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, a skillful and meaningful communication, accessible to both expert and novice alike. Above all, it gave us a rich musical insight into the forthcoming concert.”— Peter, Oxford

Whether you are new to the Choral Pilgrimage repertoire or want to expand your existing knowledge, our Insight Days provide a fascinating exploration into the stories behind the music.

In 2017 we explored music from two composers who are believed to represent the very pinnacle of classical music: Palestrina & Poulenc. Talks and debates were led by singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley and musicologist John Milsom. Musical examples were also presented through an intimate performance by a consort of Sixteen singers.

Next Insight Day: Wednesday 11 July 2018

York Early Music Festival

The next Insight Day will examine music from this year’s Choral Pilgrimage tour Sacred and Profane, with music by Benjamin Britten and William Cornysh. Tickets are £25 and are on sale now. Tickets for this event can only be booked via the National Centre for Early Music:

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Insight Days