2015 PROGRAMME
Friday 11 September
6.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

TALK
The English Music Festival

EM MARSHALL-LUCK

7.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

BLISS: Sonata for Piano and Violin

PARRY: Sonata in D major for Violin and Piano

ELGAR: Allegretto on GEDGE

HOLST: Five Pieces for Violin and Piano

ELGAR: Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, op.82

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

MATTHEW RICKARD | piano

Saturday 12 September
11.00am
THE CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST ALKELDA
Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ

BY DALE, MOOR AND MINSTER: A SEQUENCE OF ENGLISH ORGAN MUSIC

LEWIS: Fanfare for King Richard III

CAMIDGE: Gavotte in A minor

ELGAR: Vesper Voluntaries

BAIRSTOW: Evening Song

JACKSON: Arietta

FARRAR: Prelude and Variations on a Ground Bass, op.22

WALTON: Three Pieces from Richard III

DYSON: Three Variations on Old Psalm Tunes

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | organ

2.15pm
THE CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST ALKELDA
Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ

COMPOSER PANEL DISCUSSION
Richard III Commissions

PAUL CARR

PAUL LEWIS

RICHARD PANTCHEFF

FRANCIS POTT

EM MARSHALL-LUCK

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK

3.15pm
THE CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST ALKELDA
Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ

RICHARD III NEW COMMISSIONS CONCERT

SAINSBURY: Soliloquy

CARR: Sonatina: On the Reburial of King Richard III
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

LEWIS: Threnody for Violin: The Most Famous Prince of Blessed Memory
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

PANTCHEFF: Suite: King Richard III
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

POTT: Tenebrae
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

7.30pm
THE CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST ALKELDA
Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ

A programme of choral works, from folk songs and love songs to an Easter antiphon and a 2015 commission on a Quaker text

ANTIPHON

Sunday 13 September
3.15pm
ST OSWALD’S CHURCH
Thornton Steward, North Yorkshire, HG4 4BB

TOVEY: Sonata eroica

ELGAR: Études caracteristiques

BACH: Partita no.3 for Solo Violin, BWV 1006

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

7.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs

FINZI: Earth and Air and Rain

BUTTERWORTH: Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Songs of Travel

PHILIP LANCASTER | baritone

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

LATEST NEWS

We invite you to celebrate A White Christmas with EMF regulars The New Foxtrot Serenaders on 14 December at St Lawrence’s Church, Chobham. Full details of this event may be found on this page; and tickets can be purchased through our Events Box Office.

We are tremendously excited to be bringing 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. The forthcoming Festival – which will see British artists collaborating with local Johannesburg musicians – will, we believe, be rewarding and culturally enriching both for the EMF and for music-lovers in the area. The Festival will take place between 14 and 16 February 2020.

The programme for the South African EMF is now published on this page. Booking – through our online Box Office – will open on 11 December.

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2019 Autumn Festival: to those at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, for their warm hospitality and invaluable help; to the artists, for their superb 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 event, some of whom travelled a considerable distance to be with us. We are currently considering possibilities for the 2020 Festival, which, perhaps, will take place slightly earlier, at the end of August. Please visit this page soon for more details!

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!