York Conference on Church Music 2017 is being held at the Arthur Sykes Rymer Auditorium, Department of Music, University of York between Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 February 2017. This is a joint collaboration between the Church Music programme at the University of York and York Minster.
Day 1 – Monday 13th February 2017
12:30 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 14:00 Welcome
- Welcome from the Organising Committee
- English Church Music MA
- Welcome from the University
- Welcome York Minster
14:00 – 14:45 Session 1: Archives
- Colin Brownlee
15:15 – 16:15 Keynote 1: Jo Wainwright
5.15pm Evensong at York Minster sung by The Ebor Singers
Day 2 – Tuesday 14th February 2017
09:00 – 09.45 Registration & Welcome
09:45 Keynote 2: Phillip Cooke
‘Let us sleep now’: The rise of the British Secular Requiem
10:45 – 11:50 Session 2: Composition
Stuart Mitchell – The Composer as Facilitator
- Ryan Mackey – Mass Ordinary
11.15 Keynote 3: Thomas Hyde
‘It’s nice for a composer to be used’
William Matthias’s Church Music in Context
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Session 3: Non-UK experiences
- Cydonie Banting - ‘Our music is situational’: the localization of liturgical repertoire in a rural Ugandan village
14:15 – 15.15 Session 4: Evensong Keynote 4: Peter Allan
Followed by event at York Minster - more to be announced
Day 3 – Wednesday 15th February 2017
09:00 – 09:45 Registration & Welcome
09:45 – 10:45 Session 5: The Theologies of Church Music
- Christopher McElroy - The ‘via pulchritudinis’ and the ‘Thesaurus Musicae sacrae’
- Martin Clarke - Ordinary Theology and Church Music: Listening and Learning
11:00 – 12:00 Keynote 5: Bennett Zon
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Session 6: Girl Choristers
- Amanda Mackey
- Panel on Girl Choristers
13:45 – 14:45 Session 7: Models for the future
- Tom Leech – The future of church music: A necessary marriage of evangelisation and business acumen.
- Michael & Brigitte Harris – Planning for the future; an Edinburgh model
*End of Conference*
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is severely restricted at the University of York. For delegates with mobility issues, we invite you to contact us directly to discuss arranging parking. Train services are available to York with frequent bus connections to the University. Taxis are also available from York railway station.
Transportation will be provided from the Department of Music at Heslington to York Minster for Evensong on both Monday and Tuesday.
Ticketing does not include accomodation. Delegates are invited to make their own arrangements - York has a wide range of accomodation options to suit every budget..
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Short quereies are welcome via our twitter @churchmusicyork2017.
All queries are welcome by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org