WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates Britain's rich musical heritage by showcasing the brilliance, innovation and beauty of English music.
Whilst ranging from the timeless delights of Tallis and Byrd to the power and drama of Howells and Britten, the focal point of Festival is the early twentieth century – the Golden Renaissance of English music. As well as commissioning thrilling but accessible new works in the English tradition, the EMF is devoted to keeping important works by major British composers in the repertoire, and to resurrecting the many forgotten gems by a host of lesser-known composers, whose exquisitely crafted works never fail to surprise and enchant.

Each English Music Festival is a dynamic and inspiring event, and all eight Festivals thus far have demonstrated just how exciting this music is; with each Festival, the EMF not only fulfills the ever-increasing demand for live performances of these all-too-often unheard works, but also plays a seminal role in restoring English music to its rightful place in the repertoire. Our record label, EM Records, and publishing arm EM Publishing, take our work to a new level, further facilitating accessibility of these rare and wonderful pieces by enabling listeners worldwide to experience these works for themselves, and giving performers previously-denied access to scores.

I do hope that you will support us in future Festivals and help us restore this glorious music to national recognition.

Em Marshall-Luck, Founder-Director

Founder-Director Em Marshall-Luck
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officers of THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Founder And Managing Director: Em Marshall-Luck
Trustees: Nick Walker (Chairman) · Em Marshall-Luck · Tim Daniell · Rupert Marshall-Luck
Chairman of Advisory Board: Andrew Neill
Chairman of Friends’ Scheme: Julian LLoyd Webber
Local Friends’ Group Chairman: Robin Sawers
Programme Book and Spirited Editor: Robin Sawers
Stage Managers: Tim Daniell · John Pritchard
Financial Advisor: John Francis · Legal Advisor: Philip Mitchell
Publicity Officer: Karen Fletcher
Private Secretaries to the Founder-Director: Sue Parker · Susan Kydd

The English Music Festival is a registered charity and a limited company
Registered charity number: 1107065 · Company number: 4654387