SOUTH AFRICAN FRIENDS’ SCHEME

We were honoured in February 2020 to bring the EMF to South Africa in a long weekend of events based in and around St George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, in Johannesburg. This wonderful city offers many excellent venues and performers, as well as a great interest in music, evidenced by enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences. The Festival saw British artists collaborating with Johannesburg-based musicians and proved rewarding and culturally enriching both for the EMF and for music-lovers in the area.

 

We would very much like to build our cultural links with South Africa by making this Festival in Johannesburg an annual event. However, we need your help to make this happen. By joining our South African Friends’ Scheme, you will play a direct part in helping us to meet the high costs of staging the Festival, and therefore, in making it a success. As a thank-you for your support, the Scheme offers a number of benefits according to which tier you join. Your help is absolutely invaluable to us.

ALLY

ZAR 500

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

SUPPORTER

ZAR 1,000

An invitation to an exclusive champagne reception at Glenshiel

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

ADVOCATE

ZAR 2,500

A free copy of the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

An invitation to an exclusive champagne reception at Glenshiel

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

COMPANION

ZAR 5,000

Two free tickets to any Johannesburg EMF concert of your choice

Two free copies of the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

An invitation to an exclusive champagne reception at Glenshiel

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

CHAMPION

ZAR 10,000

Reserved seating at the Johannesburg EMF

Four free tickets to any Johannesburg EMF concert of your choice

Two free copies of the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

An invitation to an exclusive champagne reception at Glenshiel

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

BENEFACTOR

ZAR 25,000

One free Festival Pass to the Johannesburg EMF

Reserved seating at the Johannesburg EMF

Two free copies of the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

An invitation to an exclusive champagne reception at Glenshiel

Your name in the Johannesburg EMF Programme Book

Free digital subscription to Spirited, the EMF Gazette

HOW TO JOIN

If you would like to join the South African Friends’ Scheme and thereby help to secure the long-term future of the Johannesburg EMF, please follow this link to make a donation online. Alternatively, you can contact the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, by email at em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk or by telephone on +44 7808 473 889.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

Booking for the 2020 Oxfordshire EMF is now open to all. As usual, we are offering a 10% discount on concert ticket and Pass prices to local residents; and, once again, we are collaborating with The White Hart Hotel in Dorchester-on-Thames to bring audience members EMF pre-concert dinners. Please visit our online Box Office to book your tickets.

Thank you to all who made the 2020 Johannesburg EMF such a success: to those at Brenthurst Gardens, Glenshiel and St George’s Church for their warm hospitality and invaluable help; to the artists, for their outstanding performances of some wonderful music; to the volunteers who staffed the Box Office, undertook Front-of-House duties, and served refreshments; and, of course, to the audience members for supporting the weekend’s events.

We are currently in discussion regarding possibilities for the 2021 Johannesburg EMF. If you would like to support us and help make this a reality, please do consider joining the South African EMF Friends’ Scheme. Your contribution will be most warmly appreciated. If you would like to be kept informed of the Festival’s return to South Africa, please email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, at em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk to be added to our Johannesburg EMF mailing list.

We are delighted to announce that the programme for the 2020 Oxfordshire EMF is now published, with important world premières of works by composers including Elgar and Delius; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s superb (and too-rarely-performed) Violin Concerto; large-scale choral concerts; intimate chamber recitals; and late-night piano and dance-band music. Please visit this page for full details!

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!