PROGRAMME

The English Music Festival celebrates the music of British composers of all eras, with a strong focus on resurrecting the overlooked works from the Golden Renaissance of English Music (the early to mid-twentieth century). It fulfils this through annual Festivals in Oxfordshire in May; through an Autumn Festival in different locations nationwide; through its internationally-acclaimed record label, EM Records; its publishing arm, EM Publishing; educational programmes; and through its Worldwide Concert Series, which takes this glorious music to live audiences throughout Britain and beyond (including South Africa, France, Germany and Sweden).

 

Join us at the 2020 Sussex Autumn English Music Festival for a musical feast at St Mary’s Church, Horsham. Below is the complete programme, with details of concert times, works, artists and prices.

 

Booking for the Festival is now open. Tickets can be purchased through our online Box Office; alternatively, please email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, if you would like a postal booking form.

 

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

Friday 9 October
7.00pm
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sonata in A minor for Violin and Piano

FREDERICK DELIUS: Sonata no.2 for Violin and Piano

GUSTAV HOLST: Five Pieces for Violin and Piano

EDWARD ELGAR: Sonata for Violin and Piano

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£18.00

Saturday 10 October
11.00am
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE

THE SUSSEX CONNECTION

EDWARD ELGAR: Dream Children

EDWARD ELGAR: Presto and Griffinesque

EDWARD ELGAR: Concert Allegro

GUSTAV HOLST: Two Northumbrian Folk Tunes

FRANK BRIDGE: Miniature Pastorals

ARNOLD BAX: A Mountain Mood

ARNOLD BAX: A Hill Tune

JOHN IRELAND: Amberley Wild Brooks

HUBERT PARRY: Shulbrede Tunes

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£18.00

3.00pm
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE

PAUL LEWIS: Norfolk Idyll

WILLIAM ALWYN: Naïades

WILLIAM ALWYN: Crepuscule for solo harp

MALCOLM ARNOLD: Fantasy for solo flute

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

PAUL PATTERSON: Canonic Lullaby

ANDY SCOTT: Sonata for Flute and Harp

EMMA HALNAN | flute

HEATHER WRIGHTON | harp

£18.00

7.00pm
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE

GODFREY FINGER: Sonata no.1 in F major

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Sonata in D minor

JANE SAVAGE: Six Easy Lessons for the Harpsichord, no.1

WILLIAM BABELL: Concerto in D major

JOHN BANISTER: A Division on a Ground

JOHN STANLEY: Solo IV

FRANCESCO GEMINIANI: Sonata for Cello and Continuo

JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEPUSCH: Prelude from The Division Flute

GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL: Chaconne in F major

JAMES PAISIBLE: Recorder Sonata in G minor

ENSEMBLE HESPERI

£18.00

THE EMF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PROGRAMME DETAILS IN ANY WAY WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

LATEST NEWS

We are absolutely delighted that the EMF is playing its part in restarting music-making in the UK and that our Autumn Festival will be going ahead this year, with concerts beginning on the evening of Friday 9th October and continuing throughout Saturday 10th October. The programme may be viewed on this page; and booking can be made through our Online Box Office.

We will be following all government and World Health Organisation recommendations and policies at the Autumn Festival to keep our audiences safe (including face coverings for all audience members except those who are exempt, physical distancing throughout the church, hand sanitising stations and one-way systems around the venue), so, for those of you who might be nervous about venturing out, please rest assured that the Festival will be taking place in a safe environment.

Thank you so much to all who contributed to the 2020 Online English Music Festival: to the artists and speakers who provided such wonderful concerts and talks; and to the audience members who purchased tickets for the online performances, thus helping to support the Festival and the musicians during this period of difficulty and uncertainty. Your support is most warmly appreciated.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

Our recording arm, EM Records, has released a number of exciting new recordings, including a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete works for violin and piano and a disc of searingly beautiful choral works by Paul Carr and others. Please visit the EM Records website for full details of these and others!