PROGRAMME

Join us for another inspirational and convivial weekend of music-making in the historical and beautiful church at Aysgarth, by the famous Falls, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Below is the complete programme for the 2019 Yorkshire English Music Festival, with details of concert times, works, artists and prices.

 

Booking for the Festival is now open, with discounts available for local residents. 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 27 September
7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

BLISS: Sonata for Piano and Violin

HOWELLS: Sonata no.3 in E minor for Violin and Piano

ALWYN: Sonatina

ELGAR: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op.82

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

Saturday 28 September
11.00am
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

IRELAND: Sonatina

DYSON: Primrose Mount

DYSON: Four Preludes

BAINTON: Willows
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: The Making of the Nightingale
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: Visions

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Ballade in D-flat

BAX: Piano Sonata no.2

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

2.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

BLOW: Lysander, I pursue in vain

PURCELL: Music for a while

PURCELL: Bess of Bedlam

FROBERGER: Lamentations

ECCLES: I burn, my brain consumes to ashes

HUMFREY: A Hymn to God the Father

PURCELL: Not all my torments

HANDEL: Sarai contenta un dì

PURCELL: How long, great God?

PURCELL: Evening Hymn

HANDEL: Occhi miei, che faceste?

PURCELL: From rosy bow’rs

BETHANY SEYMOUR | soprano

PETER SEYMOUR | harpsichord

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

PURCELL: Funeral Sentences

PURCELL: Remember not, Lord, our offences

PURCELL: I was glad

PURCELL: Hear my Prayer, O Lord

PURCELL: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei!

PURCELL: O Dive custos

PURCELL: Evening Hymn

PURCELL: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation

PURCELL: How long, great God?

BLOW: Salvator mundi

BLOW: Behold, O God our Defender

BLOW: Epicedium for Queen Mary

YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR

PETER SEYMOUR | conductor; harpsichord

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

Sunday 29 September
2.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

FINZI: Earth and Air and Rain, op.15

GURNEY: Snow

GURNEY: Desire in Springtime

TRIMBLE: Green Rain

GURNEY: The Fiddler of Dooney

WARLOCK: The Fox

WARLOCK: Jillian of Berry

IRELAND: Three Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy

IRELAND: The Trellis

IRELAND: My true love hath my heart

DELIUS: The Bird’s Song

DELIUS: I-Brasil

ELIZABETH THOMPSON | soprano

LORNA DAY | mezzo-soprano

PETER LIDBETTER | bass-baritone

DAVID JONES | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

A programme to launch the EM Records discs Come, let us make love deathless and to preview a recently recorded disc celebrating the music of Constant Lambert and William Walton.

 

HOLBROOKE: Come, let us make love deathless

HOLBROOKE: I came at morn

HOLBROOKE: Homeland

HOLBROOKE: Killary

HOLST: selection from Twelve Humbert Wolfe Songs

LAMBERT: Trois pièces nègres pour les touches blanches

WALTON: Siesta

LAMBERT: Eight Poems by Li Po

WALTON (arr. Constant Lambert): Façade Suites no.s 1 and 2

JAMES GEER | tenor

ANDREW WEST | piano

RONALD WOODLEY | piano

£17.00 (£12.50 for local residents)

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

LATEST NEWS

Booking for the Yorkshire EMF is now open! Tickets may be purchased from our online Box Office by clicking here. Please do join us for this weekend of joyous and celebratory music-making – we hope to see you there!

The full programme for the fourth Yorkshire EMF is now published and may be seen on this page. The Festival will take place from 27 to 29 September at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, in the heart of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales.

Thank you to all who made the 2019 Oxfordshire EMF such a success! We are looking forward to the 2020 Festival and already have a range of exciting concerts planned. The full programme will be available on 1 January 2020, with tickets going on sale in early March.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our newly reinstated ‘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!