What’s on in York: The Sixteen at York Minster on Tuesday

  • Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • 7:30 pm
  • York Minster


In the Nave of York Minster
West doors open 7:00pm (please be seated by 7:20pm).
7.30pm – 9:15pm (with 20 minute interval)

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers  conductor


Plainsong Salve Regina
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
Sheppard ‘Gloria’ from Cantate Mass
Eric Whitacre Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson Salve Regina a9
Fayrfax Aeternae laudis lilium
Gabriel Jackson Ave Maria
Tavener Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God
James MacMillan O virgo prudentissima (new commission)
Sheppard ‘Agnus Dei’ from Cantate Mass

The Sixteen’s 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the 40 years since it was founded. Their continuing close relationship with Sir James MacMillan is represented by a new commission, O virgo prudentissima, here contrasted with music by Fayrfax (which appeared on The Sixteen’s very first recording) and complemented by music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These superb examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by John Tavener and Eric Whitacre.


Front Nave: £30.00 | Rear Nave: £23.00 | Side aisles: £20.00 (£6.00 for those under 35)

What’s on in York: Carol concerts at The Minster

York Minster’s popular Christmas Carol Concerts take place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December and offer the perfect start to the festive season.

Book tickets in the Nave for both concerts HERE (£30,£25, allocated) or by selecting BOOK above.
For Nave Aisle seats (£15, unallocated) click HERE

The concerts feature the York Minster Choir performing a mixture of classical and popular Christmas music, with the chance for the audience to join in with Christmas carols.

The concerts take place in the Minster’s awe-inspiring Nave and include special seasonal readings by celebrity guests.

Tickets are priced at £30, £25 and £15 and are available online, by telephoning 01904 557256 or in person from York Minster’s welcome desks.

What’s on in York; Nine Lessons and Carols at York Minster

 22nd (7:00pm) and 24th (4:00pm) Dec 2017


Two services consisting of nine special readings, carols sung by the York Minster Choir and hymns for everyone to join in. A traditional Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Please note the Nine Lessons and Carols services are very popular so please arrive in plenty of time as seats are available on a first come first serve basis.

What’s on in York: St.Peter’s School Choral and Orchestral Concert at The Minster


  • 24 Mar 17



St Peter’s full School Choir, Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra will perform its major annual concert in the wonderful  setting of York Minster.

The programme includes Schubert’s characterful Symphony No 3 and Fauré’s delicate Pavane with vocal soloists from our Sixth Form. Fleur Booth, Upper Sixth form soprano, will be the soloist for Rutter’s Requiem.

We hope you will come and support our musicians at this lovely event. Admission is free.

“The Minster” BBC One 4:45pm today

Illuminating York Minster

BBC documentary series goes behind the scenes at York Minster

TV viewers will get the chance to see behind the scenes of one of Britain’s great historic buildings today.

A small team from the BBC filmed at York Minster for most of 2013 – capturing the unsung heroes whose work ensures the largest medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps is kept open and vibrant for all to enjoy.

The results will be seen in the first of a three-part documentary series called The Minster which starts this Sunday at 4.45pm on BBC One (Yorks and Lincs and North East).