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Funeral music and media

You can choose from a number of audio and visual options when planning a funeral service at York Crematorium.

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We've also provided some advice about conducting a services or speaking at a funeral.

Music for funerals at York Crematorium

Your funeral director will work with our supplier (Orbitus) to provide the music you've chosen as part of a funeral service at York Crematorium. There is a charge for this service, see: York Crematorium fees and charges.

While planning your loved ones service:

  • search (and preview) music from www.obitus.com (password: melody)
  • use the Obitus library to choose 'commercially available' tracks, released by the artist only (owning to licensing laws)
  • ensure your funeral director has correct details of tracks you've chosen from Obitus (and knows the order in which music will be played)

If you need further advice on funeral music contact Obitus directly, telephone: 03333 447440.

If you're not using a funeral director contact York Crematorium for support.

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Visual tributes at funerals

Your funeral director will work with our supplier (Orbitus) to provide a visual tribute (image, slideshow or video) as part of a funeral service at York Crematorium, if you request this.

Find out more via www.obitus.com/family; there is a charge for this service, see: York Crematorium fees and charges.

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Streaming and recording funerals

Your funeral director will work with our supplier (Orbitus) to provide a live webcast as part of a funeral service at York Crematorium, if you request this.

The service is captured by a camera discreetly located at the back of the chapel; friends and family can watch online in real-time via a secure website.

Alternatively, those unable to attend, or view the live stream, can watch a recording of the ceremony, which will be sent to the family.

Find out more via www.obitus.com/family; there is a charge for this service, see: York Crematorium fees and charges.

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Conducting services and speaking at a funeral

If you're conducting a service or speaking at a funeral in York Crematorium, please be aware that:

  • there's a microphones on the lectern in both the White Rose chapel, and The Ebor Chapel
  • if you move away from the lectern while speaking the system will not pick up your voice, and it will not be recorded
  • during hymns the speaker should step off the lectern, so the microphone does not record a single voice and can record a more ambient sound

To ensure a quality recording up to the end of the service it is important that once the last of the mourners have left the chapel the person taking the service and/or the undertaking staff do not re-enter the chapel until the recording is stopped. Crematorium staff will indicate when to re-enter.

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York Crematorium

Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2QD

Telephone: 01904 552071