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Invitatione – a concert at Hull Minster


A performance by a modern orchestra of early musical works celebrating 500 years since the Reformation. Motets by Bryd, Geualdo and Josquin will be played by the Invitatione orchestra alongside works by Pucell, Gabrieli, and Bach in the wonderful 13th Century setting of Hull Minster.

Invitatione was established in 2011 by a group of local musicians and music teachers. We aim to provide high quality live music in local venues, seeking avenues for creative ways of presenting classical music to a wider audience; to create enjoyable and varied performing experiences for our players and singers; and to promote a life-long love of music and music making, and an appreciation of the emotional and social benefits which this can provide. Our members have ranged from those as young as 11 to those in their retirement. This mix of ages and range of experience amongst members enables the youngest and the least experienced of our group to enjoy the support of others and to tackle challenging repertoire with confidence. Working and developing alongside one another, the experience for all of us is one of exploration and discovery.

We have performed large and small scale concerts in churches in Hull, Beverley and Driffield, raising money for charities and good causes. Highlights include a concert for Amnesty International which raised over £2,000 (January 2012); the semi-staged Messiah performed in Holy Trinity Church, Hull (Easter 2012); a collaboration with East Riding Theatre using the words of, and music inspired by, Shakespeare (June 2013); and thrilling performances in Beverley Minster of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony (2013), his Tenth Symphony (2015), Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Bernstein’sChichester Psalms(2014), the Requiems of Brahms, Durufle and Mozart, andDvorak’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies (2016).

If you are interested in being part of Invitatione, or booking us for an event, please email


Earlier Event: October 28
Local History Book Fair