Yorkshire and North East Branch

Y & NE


Branch Contact

Paul Grafton,
Fair Winds,
Parsons Green,
LS22 6RQ

Tel: 01937 583723




We meet on designated Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Our next meeting is on Saturday 23rd March 2019 (see below)

The Bedingfield Room
The Bar Convent
17-19 Blossom Street
YO24 1AQ

The Bar Convent

Admission is free; a charge of £3 is made for (optional) refreshments.

To find the Bar Convent: The historically significant and architecturally notable Bar Convent is a five-minute walk from York Railway Station; at the station exit turn right onto Queen Street, follow the road round to the traffic lights, cross the road, turn right and the Bar Convent is immediately on your left. Park and ride buses from Askham Bar (White Line, No 3 service) stop outside the Everyman cinema; this is across the road from our venue. There is a pay-and-display car park close to the Bar Convent on Nunnery Lane – SATNAV YO23 1AA.




23 March                   Rupert Marshall-Luck      Elgar and Parry: Writing for the Violin


04 May                      Fairfax Ensemble             Details TBA


25 May                      Jonathan Clinch               Elgar and Herbert Howells


15 June                     The Revd John Knowles        Edward Elgar, Liverpool, Malcolm Sargent


28 September         Daniel Grimley                Unfolding Elgar’s Sanguine Fan


26 October             Jonathan Wainwright       Gerontius


23 November             Andrew Neill                   Elgar’s Celtic Heroes



On November 24th 2018 Dr Donald Hunt was to address the Yorkshire and North East branch meeting. Sadly that was not to be but he had given Caroline Gilderdale a copy of the script which he had prepared; it was read for us by Dr Simon Lindley. Caroline Gilderdale is seen here (left) conducting an ensemble comprising singers from the Yorkshire Bach Choir and York Cantores, performing a selection of Elgar’s church music, edited by Donald Hunt. Simon Lindley (right) accompanies.


Forthcoming Performances of Works by Elgar in Yorkshire and the North East

Friday 08th March 2019, Sheffield City Hall: Enigma Variations plus music by Sibelius, Mozart and Vaughan-Williams. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anu Tali.

For tickets contact: 0114 2 789 789


Saturday 13th April 2019, Leeds Town Hall: Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar: Cello Concerto

If it’s all as good as the finale he played after the Young Musician final, it’ll be excellent! Other works by Rautavaara, Takemitsu, and Sibelius Symphony No. 2. Japan Philharmonic orch., cond. Pietari Inkinen

Pre concert talk 6.45 by Dr George Kennaway


Saturday 1st June 2019, Leeds Town Hall: The Dream of Gerontius.

Sarah Connolly, Barry Banks, David Soar. Leeds Festival chorus and Leeds Philharmonic chorus, Hallé, cond. Simon Wright.

pre concert talk Dan Holden


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