2017 PROGRAMME

This year there is an EMF Schools Concert in collaboration with Radley College, to be held at 6.30pm on Thursday 25th May in Silk Hall, Radley College.

Admission is free.

The programme will include:

   BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Selected songs from Friday Afternoons
   RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT: Songs from The Aviary
   ALAN RIDOUT: Ferdinand the Bull

 

FRIDAY 26 MAY
4.45pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: The Mystic Trumpeter, the road to absolute greatness Chris Cope £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Hot and cold buffet including glass of wine / soft drink.
£15.00
7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Henry V Overture (orchestral version)
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
DELIUS: In a Summer Garden (original version)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: EFDS Folk Song March
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
HOLST: The Mystic Trumpeter
STANFORD: Concert Overture
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
MONTAGUE PHILLIPS: Symphony in C minor
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
Illona Domnich (soprano)
£25.00
 
SATURDAY 27 MAY
10.45am
Dorchester Abbey
O BE JOYFUL: A CELEBRATION OF ENGLISH CHORAL MUSIC

STANFORD: Te Deum in C
BAIRSTOW: Save us, O Lord
STANFORD: Pray that Jerusalem
WALFORD DAVIES: Prelude on Jesu Dulcis Memoria
PARRY: Long since in Israel’s plenteous Land
BAINTON: And I saw a new Heaven
TALLIS: O Nata Lux
BRITTEN: Jubilate in C
MILFORD: Chorale Prelude on Rockingham
ELGAR: O Salutaris Hostia
ELGAR: Ave Verum
WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down
HOWELLS: O mortal Man
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Call
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Antiphon
Worcester College Chapel Choir
Thomas Allery (director)
Daniel Mathieson, Alexander Palotai, Julia Alsop (organists)
£20.00
1.00pm
Silk Hall Foyer
Radley College
EMF LUNCH
Wine and soft drink included.
£12.50
2.15pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
MOERAN: Piano Trio in D major
WILLIAMS: Piano Trio
HARTY: Two Fantasiestücke
STANFORD: Piano Trio no.3 in A major, op.158
Fidelio Trio £20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Vaughan Williams — the Makings of a Genius John Francis £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Hot and cold buffet including glass of wine / soft drink.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
DYSON: Three Songs of Praise
MACFARREN: Orpheus with his Lute
MACFARREN: Blow, blow, thou winter Wind
HAWKINS: Four Carols
HOLST: Toccata
HOLST: Nunc Dimittis
BRIAN: It was a Lover and his Lass
BRIAN: The Dream
FINZI: Lo, the full, final Sacrifice
HOLST: Hymns from the Rig Veda (third group)
BRIAN: Sweet Solitude
HOLST: Hymn to Agni
HOLST: Hymn to Soma
BLISS: Toccata
GARDNER: O clap your Hands
TIPPETT: Five Spirituals
Godwine Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
Timothy End (piano)
£25.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
PER ASPERA AD ASTRA: ANCIENT AND MODERN MUSIC FOR TWO GUITARS

PURCELL: Suite
DOWLAND: Lachrimae antiquae pavan
DOWLAND: Lachrimae antiquae novae
PHILIPS: Pauana Dolorosa Tregian
JOHNSON: The flat pavin
JOHNSON: Greensleeves
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
MAXWELL DAVIES: Three Sanday Pieces
PHIBBS: Serenade
PHIBBS: New Work (to be announced)
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
DODGSON: Promenade 1
Duo Guitartes £12.50
 
SUNDAY 28 MAY
10.30am
Dorchester Abbey
EMF SERVICE OF EUCHARIST

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Rhosymedre
INTROIT | TYE: O come, ye servants of the Lord
ANTHEM | STANFORD: O for a closer walk with God
COMMUNION MOTET | ELGAR: Ave verum

JEREMY BOUGHTON: Gloria; Alleluias; Sanctus; Agnus Dei

HYMNS
Father, hear the prayer we offer
    (Sussex: trad. arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)
Author or life divine
    (Rhosymedre: JOHN EDWARDS)
Come down, O love divine
    (Down Ampney: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)
All creatures of our God and King
    (Laß uns erfreuen: arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
    (Picardie: arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | LANG: Tuba Tune
Any EMF members of the audience who wish to join Dorchester Abbey choir for this event are very welcome;
the rehearsal for the service will be at 9.30am on the Sunday morning.
Experience of choral singing is necessary.
However, we do need to know numbers in advance; so, if you would like to take part,
please e-mail Em Marshall-Luck by 10th May.
Free
1.00pm
Silk Hall Foyer
Radley College
EMF LUNCH
Wine and soft drink included.
£12.50
2.15pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
FINZI: To a Poet
YOUNG: Lie still: Three songs for bass-baritone and piano
HOWELLS: Five songs for low voice and piano
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The House of Life
Christopher Foster (bass)
Timothy End (piano)
£20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: ┬áDelius: English music’s outsider Dr Lionel Carley £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Hot and cold buffet including glass of wine / soft drink.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dives and Lazarus
BRITTEN: Simple Symphony
BRIDGE: Nocturne from Suite for Strings
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music (choral version)
CARR: Requiem for an Angel
Bath Camerata
Bristol Ensemble
Benjamin Goodson (conductor)
Johane Ansell (soprano)
Alex Otterburn (baritone)
£25.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
THE BRITISH POPULAR SONG: 1900–1960

The sun has got his hat on; The fleet’s in port again; South of the border; We’ll gather lilacs; Sahara;
If love were all; First World War Medley; Every little while; Bless ’em all;
The touch of your lips; Smile when you say goodbye; Wireless Signature Tunes
New Foxtrot Serenaders £12.50
 
MONDAY 29 MAY
10.45am
Dorchester Abbey
DELIUS: Summer Eve
DELIUS: Twilight Fancies
DELIUS: Young Venevil
DELIUS: Longing
BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies, op.41
BLISS: from Seven American Poems: Gone, gone again is summer; Fair Annet’s Song; Siege
HEAD: Three Songs of Venice: The Gondolier; St Mark’s Square; Rain storm
BOUGHTON: Symbol Songs: Mother May; Honeysuckle; Blue in the Woods; Fierce Love Song; The New Madonna
DRING: from Seven Shakespeare Songs: It was a Lover and his Lass; Take, o take those Lips away; Crabbed age and youth; Blow, blow, thou winter Wind
Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano)
Emma Abbate (piano)
£20.00
2.15pm
All Saints' Church
Sutton Courtenay
THE FULL HEART

WARLOCK: The Full Heart
DELIUS: On Craig Ddu
IRELAND: The peaceful western Wind
DELIUS: Frühlingsanbruch
MOERAN: Songs of Springtime
DELIUS: To be sung of a summer night on the water
WARLOCK (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs
BAX: Five Greek Folksongs
IRELAND: They told me, Heraclitus
IRELAND: Twilight Night
The Carice Singers
George Parris (conductor)
£20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Performing and Programming British music in post-Brexit Britain George Parris £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Hot and cold buffet including glass of wine / soft drink.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
PURCELL: The Fairy Queen Suite I
WALTON: Two Pieces from Henry V
FINZI: Let us Garlands bring
PURCELL: The Fairy Queen Suite II
ELGAR: Sospiri
TIPPETT: Little Music for Strings
Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis (conductor)
David Pike (baritone)
£25.00
 
 
The EMF reserves the right to change the programme details in any way without prior notice.

 

As usual, we will be offering a range of Festival passes.
Full passes, which cover Friday to Monday (£225) include all events, except The George buffet meals.
There will be Day passes for Saturday (£80), Sunday (£80) and Monday (£55); they cover all events of the day, except The George buffet meal.