Due to heavy rain, the City of York Council has been forced to change the location of today’s Ebor Vox taster event.
Instead of taking place at the Kings Staith at the River Ouse – which is expected to flood as a result of prolonged torrential rain – the event has been moved to Dean’s Park, behind the Minster. The choir were due to sing from a large boat lent by York Boats. The event will still commence at 13.00, and the choir promise that if it rains during the performance they are determined to sing on.
The event, which is part of the York 800 Charter Weekend celebration, provides a taster for Monday’s main event. The Ebor Vox choirs will perform an extract of ‘This York’ and will include performances conducted by Benjamin Till and accompanied by Shepherd Group Brass Band. Visitors of York have also been warned to look out for flash choirs in shops and cafes around the city.
On Monday 9, the Ebor Vox choir will form a parade of several hundred, starting at York Minster. They are due to sing ‘This York’ in full, and will be joined by a marching band, dancers, puppets and Shepherds Brass Band.
Short performances by 9 different choirs will follow singing songs from the last 800 years. The event is free and not ticketed, but space is limited so arrive in good time to ensure a place.
For more information about the York 800 festivities, visit the website, here.