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1. Talisman Medieval: Breathing Life into Icons

With Special Guest Lucia Martin-Maestro Verbo from ensemble Egeria

Join David Yardley (countertenor, harp), Christopher Preston Thompson (tenor, harp), Peter Walker (bass, pipes, hurdy gurdy) and special guest Lucia Martin-Maestro Verbo (soprano, percussion) to journey to a different time and place. Built around surviving images of musicians from medieval manuscripts, we’ll be performing evocative and rarely heard music from the 12th to the 15th centuries, as well as medieval and fantasy-inspired compositions by David Yardley.

Sunday 28 April, 3.30-4.30 p.m.

Church of St Luke in the Fields,
487 Hudson St between Christopher and Barrow Streets (West Village, Manhattan)

Tickets: Available at the door or on Eventbrite (link forthcoming)
$20 full/$10 concession.

Enquiries: David Yardley on +1 917 847 0776 or to

2. UN Chamber Music Society, Concert for the Homeless

Benefit concert for the NYC homeless. I’ll be singing one piece by Handel in this wonderful and varied concert that features Tom Lowe, Sarah Combs and Sara Jayne Blackmore performing extracts from Les Miserables alongside the musicians of the UN Chamber Music Society.

Saturday 6 April 2019, 7p.m.
Lincoln Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
111 Amsterdam Avenue

Tickets start at $50 from


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Some of the great musicians I currently work with or have worked with in the past – visit their websites and see what they’re about:

Southwark Cathedral, London

Incredible historic cathedral in the UK with a stellar choir

Besalu Medieval Music Course, with Mauricio Molina

World-wide medieval musicians descend every year on Besalu for these exceptional music courses

St Thomas 5th Avenue, New York City

One of the most famous Episcopalian churches in New York, with one of the best choirs in the world

Church of the Transfiguration, New York City

Beautiful, historic church and a hub of early musicians in the city

UN Chamber Music Society

Ensemble of musicians committed to high-quality classical performance and the values of the United Nations

The Pocket Score Company

Canberra-based professional quartet

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge

Superb choir at the University of Cambridge, UK

The Sydney Chamber Choir

One of Sydney’s foremost choirs

The Renaissance Players

World-renowned medieval ensemble based in Sydney, Australia

Luminescence Chamber Singers

Ensemble of young professional singers in Canberra, Australia

Emma Griffiths

Soprano in Canberra, Australia


Edinburgh-based medieval music duo

Tobias Cole

One of Australia’s foremost countertenors

Winsome Evans

The inspiration for a generation of medieval musicians in Australia and beyond

David Drury

Leading organist and conductor/director

Daniel Hyde

Formerly director of the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge

Edward Wickham

Director of the Clerks’ Group, I had the privilege to sing in the Cambridge Medieval Music Group, led by Edward

Ian Blake

Canberra-based musician/recording artist/all-round great musician!

Harold Gretton

Outstanding guitarist, we’ve performed English lute songs together