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23 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023

The York Waits: The First Noels…

Price: £15

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11am, 1.30pm and 4pm in the Copper Auditorium

Tickets from £15

For the 32nd year in succession at Square Chapel, The Waits – five players plus singer Deborah Catterall – perform medieval and renaissance Christmas music on a wide range of ancient instruments, including shawms, sackbuts, recorders, crumhorns and bagpipes plus the early violin, guitar and harp. The Waits were formed in the 1970s, as a recreation of the city band of York as it was in Tudor times. The band has performed throughout the UK, in several European countries and in the USA. Its recordings have included music from the life and times of Richard III, Henry VIII and York’s most notorious citizen, Guy Fawkes. The Waits have also released several discs of early Christmas music from England and the Continent.

Doors: 11:30am
First Set: 12:00 – 12:50pm
Interval (20 mins)
Second Set: 13:10 – 14:00pm

Accessibility Information:

Access: Our building access provisions include:

  • Drop off point on Blackledge*
  • Seating spaces for wheelchair users in our auditoriums
  • Accessible toilets
  • A changing places room (please ask a member of staff for more information and access to this facility)
  • Improved level access into the main entrance of the building
  • Lifts inside the building
  • Loop hearing systems in place in our auditoriums (ask at Box Office for more information)
  • Concessions are available for patrons with disabilities.

*Drop off point: We have a drop off point at the bottom of Blackledge (the cobbled lane leading up to Square Chapel.

Please call us on 01422 353 073 if you need further advice and information about our accessible facilities.

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