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 2016 we explored music from three composers who wrote their music during times of political and religious upheaval: Byrd, Tallis and Arvo Pärt. Talks and debates were led by singer and practical scholar Sally Dunkley and musicologist John Milsom. There was also the opportunity to hear an intimate performance from a consort of Sixteen singers.

Next Insight Day: Tuesday 11 July 2017

York Early Music Festival

The next Insight Day will examine the music of Palestrina and Poulenc. Tickets are £25 and go on sale on Monday 16 January 2017. Tickets for this event can only be booked via the National Centre for Early Music:

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Insight Days