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Mar 04, 2019

THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC TO WELCOME REMA DELEGATES TO YORK FOR A MAJOR EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

28 to 31 March 2019

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) in York is delighted to introduce colleagues from over 20 European countries to the musical and historic delights of the city as they gather from 28-31 March. Delegates are invited to celebrate the ‘common musical heritage’ that for over 500 years has bound the peoples of Europe together through religious turmoil and political conflict. Three days of performances, lectures, workshops and discussions mark the first REMA conference to be held in the UK since 2010. “We have worked closely with colleagues across Europe for many years, supporting and developing new talent and emerging ensembles,” says Dr Delma Tomlin MBE, Director of the NCEM, “and we trust that will be able to continue such a warm and fruitful partnership into the future.”

REMA President Xavier Vandamme adds “with Brexit looming, I feel strongly that we should show our solidarity to our British colleagues. To us, it is essential that British cultural organisations can still cooperate and work with other European organisations in the future.”

Those attending the conference will be able to meet other delegates to share ideas and also enjoy a range of concerts including an anti-Brexit ‘Amuse Bouche’ from acclaimed vocal ensemble I Fagiolini as well as the intriguing double bill of Palisander’s ‘Beware The Spider’, inspired by the strange history of the tarantella, plus Rumorum’s ‘Tenperantia’, which explores the ancient virtue of Temperance.