York’s lovely Minster is a familiar sight to those of us lucky to live so close to it, and you may have heard tales of its long history, from being on the site of a Roman building through to its being threatened with collapse in the 1960s. Want to hear the real story? Ian Milsted, […]
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The 2017 Ryedale Festival concludes this coming Saturday with a great tailpiece, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, performed in the magnificent surroundings of York Minster. Gerontius is a dying man, an ‘everyman’ character who commends his soul to God and prays with his friends for a safe passage into the next life. Elgar’s choral masterpiece follows his […]
People are to be offered the chance to climb part of the scaffolding at York Minster to look at restoration work close up. Visitors will get to see work on the cathedral’s South Quire Aisle, some 98ft (30m) above ground. There will also be opportunities to meet the people responsible for the maintenance and conservation […]
York Minster Christmas Carol concerts are now sold out, but there is still a great line-up of concerts and services available this festive period. On Saturday December 10, the York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. The […]
Tickets for the York Minster Carol Concerts, one of the highlights of the year, go on sale from 9.30am TOMORROW Monday 26 September. (Sorry about the short notice, even bloggers need a holiday! Ed.) For many people, the spectacular concerts mark the start of the festive celebrations. The concerts will be filled with seasonal traditions […]
Have you ever wondered how York Minster was built? Or how a building of its scale and splendour is protected and maintained? On Friday 9 September York Minster’s famous Stoneyard will open its doors to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, England’s biggest heritage festival. See the Minster’s stonemasons, carvers […]
With just over two weeks to go until the end of the run of the Mystery Plays 2016, York Minster has announced a 50% discount on all unsold evening tickets for that day’s performance to give as many people as possible the change to experience this spectacular show. The Very Reverend Dean of York, Vivienne […]
Have you seen the York Mystery Plays yet? Press reviews are excellent, see for example The Yorkshire Post: “this is large-scale theatre at its best. So put on an extra pair of socks, take a warm coat and grab a scarf, this is a production not to be missed.” With luck, improvements in the weather […]
Tickets for the York Minster Mystery Plays – the biggest event the cathedral has ever staged – go on sale tomorrow. The Box Office for the production, which will see the Minster’s magnificent Nave transformed into a 1000-seater auditorium, opens at 9.30am on Wednesday 13 January. The performances begin on 26 May and run for […]
Tickets for the Mystery Plays 2016 – the biggest event York Minster has ever staged – will go on sale on Wednesday 13 January, the cathedral has announced. The Minster’s cavernous Nave will be transformed into a 1,000 seater auditorium for the production of the famous Plays, which return to the cathedral for the first […]
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