York Early Music Christmas Festival 3 – 11 December
The annual festival returns this year, a week-long musical celebration of Christmas through the ages. The festival attracts audiences from all over the UK and beyond and St Margaret’s Church provides the perfect atmospheric setting for this Yuletide feast of music, with many concerts lit by candlelight. This year’s highlights include: The Gesualdo Six, returning to York with In Winters House; The Orchestra of Enlightenment with A Baroque Christmas; and Siglo de Oro with Christmas in Pueblo, a programme of music celebrating Christmas in 17th Century Mexico. Also featured are two EEEmerging ensembles: Prisma with A Baroque Christmas; and Ensemble Caladrius, performing O Magnum Mysterium.