PROGRAMME

With the artists’ permission, some of the events at the 2021 May Festival were filmed, and the full programmes for these concerts and events are given below. We are making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers.

 

If you were unable to attend the 2021 May EMF and would like a flavour of the events we held — or, indeed, if you would like another chance to listen to these concerts and talks — please purchase your tickets from our online Box Office. Once your payment is processed, you will be sent an email with links and passcodes to enable you to access the films of your chosen events.

 

CONCERTS

EDWARD GERMAN: Bourrée

STANFORD ROBINSON: Valse Serenade

SHERMAN MYERS: Chasing Moonbeams

CYRIL SCOTT: Vesperale

IVOR NOVELLO: In the Clouds

RICHARD ADDINSELL: Invocation

ROGER QUILTER: English Dance no.3

EDWARD GERMAN: Graceful Dance

HAYDN WOOD: A Bell for Adano

BILLY MAYERL: English Dance

BILLY MAYERL: Fireside Fusiliers

REGINALD FORESYTHE: Serenade for a Wealthy Widow

IRIS TAYLOR: Dreamy Afternoon

BILLY MAYERL: Sussex Downs

PAUL GUINERY | piano

£7.00

ARNOLD BAX: Elegaic Trio

YORK BOWEN: Soliloquy and Frolic

WILLIAM ALWYN: Two Folk Songs (arr. viola & harp)

ALAN RAWSTHORNE: Trio

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Suite de Ballet (arr. flute & harp)

WILLIAM ALWYN: Crépuscule

MALCOLM LIPKIN: Trio

PAUL LEWIS: Divertimento

AURORA TRIO

£7.00

TONY HATCH: Downtown

NOEL GAY: Leaning on a Lamppost

SANDY WILSON: I Could Be Happy with You

IVOR NOVELLO: We’ll Gather Lilacs

NOËL COWARD: Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun?

TONY HATCH: Don’t Sleep in the Subway

NOËL COWARD: A Room with a View

NOËL COWARD: Dance, Little Lady

NOËL COWARD: Poor Little Rich Girl

NOËL COWARD: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

WORLD WAR I MEDLEY

RAY NOBLE: Cherokee

IVOR NOVELLO: Keep the Home Fires Burning

FLANAGAN AND ALLEN MEDLEY no.2

HAYDN WOOD: Roses of Picardy

SAM KERN: Mary from the Dairy

HARRY PARR-DAVIES: Smile When You Say Goodbye

FLANAGAN AND ALLEN MEDLEY no.1

HARRY PARR-DAVIES: Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

RAY NOBLE: Goodnight, Sweetheart

NEW FOXTROT SERENADERS

£7.00

PETER WARLOCK: A Lake and a Fairy Boat

PETER WARLOCK: Wind from the West

FREDERICK DELIUS: Five Songs from the Norwegian

PETER WARLOCK: Take, O take those lips away

PETER WARLOCK: The Cloths of Heaven

ARNOLD BAX: To Eire

ARNOLD BAX: The White Peach

ARNOLD BAX: Shieling Song

ARNOLD BAX: A Milking Sian

PETER WARLOCK: When as the Rye

PETER WARLOCK: Mourne no more

PETER WARLOCK: There is a Lady

PETER WARLOCK: Sweet Content

E.J. MOERAN: Seven Poems by James Joyce

PETER WARLOCK: The Bachelor

PETER WARLOCK: Rest, sweet Nymphs

PETER WARLOCK: Hey Trolly Lolly

PETER WARLOCK: Ha’nacker Mill

PETER WARLOCK: The Night

PETER WARLOCK: My own Country

PETER WARLOCK: Belloc’s Fancy

PETER WARLOCK: Maltworms

PETER WARLOCK: Captain Stratton’s Fancy

PETER WARLOCK: The Fox

PETER WARLOCK: Sleep

GARETH BRYNMOR JOHN | baritone

CHRISTOPHER GLYNN | piano

£7.00

GERALD FINZI: I Said to Love

GUSTAV HOLST: Phantasy on British Folk Songs

HUBERT PARRY: Scherzo from String Quartet no.3 in G minor

HUBERT PARRY: O Never Say that I Was False of Heart

HUBERT PARRY: Sleep

HUBERT PARRY: On a Time, the Amorous Silvy

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Since Thou, O Fondest

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: I Praise the Tender Flower

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Say, O Say! Saith the Music

RODERICK WILLIAMS | baritone

MICHAEL DUSSEK | piano

THE BRIDGE QUARTET

£7.00

JAMES OSWALD: Airs for the Seasons: Spring

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Trio Sonata in F major

HENRY PLAYFORD: A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes (Full of the Highland Humours)

FRANCESCO GEMINIANI: Trio Sonata on The Last Time I Came o’er the Moor

ABIEL WHICHELLO: Suite no.2 in F major

ANON: Greensleeves

HENRY PURCELL: Sonatas of Three Parts: no.2 in B-flat major

BARNABUS GUNN: Solo IV in B minor

CHARLES AVISON: Trio Sonata op.1 no.4 in D minor

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Harpsichord Suite no.3 in D minor

JAMES OSWALD: Airs for the Seasons: Summer

ROBERT BREMNER: Variations on a Scots Theme

ENSEMBLE HESPERI

£7.00
TALKS

TALK: Percy Sherwood, Musician: An Englishman in Dresden; a Foreigner in London

DR JOSEPH SPOONER

£4.00

TALK: Memoirs of a Media Composer

PAUL LEWIS

£4.00

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS

A very warm “thank you” to all who made the 2021 Autumn Festival such a success: to St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for welcoming us again; to the artists, for their stimulating and engaging performances; to all the volunteers, without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose enthusiasm and support continue to mean so much to us.

Booking has now opened for our Christmas Concerts. This year these will be held in the historically fascinating church of St Andrew’s in the delightful Northumbrian town of Corbridge with its rich Roman remains and plethora of charming restaurants, tea-shops, pubs, hotels and artisan shops. The full programme is posted on this page; and tickets may be booked through our online Box Office.

With the artists’ permission, some of the events at the 2021 May Festival were filmed; and these are now ready for viewing on this website. We are making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers. The film programmes are available on this page; and tickets can be purchased from our online Box Office.

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.