THE 2013 ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. Thank you to all who made it possible!
THE PROGRAMME FOR THE 2014 FESTIVAL IS NOW PUBLISHED and may be viewed on this website by following this link. Once again, there is a plethora of works from all genres, from solo piano music, through intimately-scaled chamber music and solo song, to substantial orchestral and choral works. This year sees the return of regulars such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, who we welcome back to open the Festival, and the City of London Choir; as well as artists who are appearing at the Festival for the first time. The EMF's principal focus – on music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – has of course, a special commemorative significance in this, the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; and we are particularly delighted to be presenting four major World Première performances on the first evening - important, newly-discovered orchestral works by Bax, Vaughan Williams and Boughton. The deeply serious element of the programme is balanced by a film music concert and by an intriguingly different light on British music shed by the New Foxtrot Serenaders, whose performance last year was one of the highlights of the Festival!
PRIORITY BOOKING for members of the Friends’ Scheme (at a level of Advocate or higher) is now open. If you are eligible for Priority Booking, please visit the online Box Office to book your tickets. Public booking opens on 15 March 2014.