2018 PROGRAMME
Thursday 4 October
6.00pm
SIMONSTONE HALL HOTEL
Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LY

YORKSHIRE EMF SOIRÉE WITH PROSECCO AND CANAPÉS

J.S. BACH: Partita in E major for solo violin, BWV1006

PAUL LEWIS: Le Morte d’Arthur
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ALAN RIDOUT: Ferdinand the Bull

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

Friday 5 October
7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

YORKSHIRE FILM SCORE

YEHONATAN CHEKHAVOVICH: Routes to our Roots

WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ROCCO GREPPI: The Swing Trio
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BRIAN MORALES: To this great Land

WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

 

E.J. MOERAN: Prelude

E.J. MOERAN: Piano Trio in D major

 

Performance with simultaneous film screening of the three winning scores of the EMF Young Composers’ Film Music Competition. The films, newly commissioned by the EMF from the Yorkshire Film Archive, present black-and-white and early colour archive material about landscape, agriculture and transport in the Dales, with many recognisable scenes of Aysgarth, Hawes, Richmond, Castle Bolton and the surrounding areas.

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

JOSEPH SPOONER | cello

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

Saturday 6 October
11.00am
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

1918: WAR’S EMBERS AND ECHOES OF A DYING AGE

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Shulbrede Tunes

SIR ARTHUR BLISS: Elegy (FKB Thiepval 1916)

JOHN IRELAND: London Pieces

FREDERICK DELIUS: Three Preludes

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: An Essex Rhapsody

WILLIAM ALWYN: Three Preludes

ERNEST FARRAR: Waltz

FRANK BRIDGE: Sonata

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

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

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: It was a lover and his lass

FREDERICK DELIUS: So white, so soft, so sweet is she; To Daffodils

GERALD FINZI: Come away, death; Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Who is Silvia?

ROGER QUILTER: Weep you no more, sad fountains

IVOR GURNEY: Under the Greenwood Tree; Spring; Sleep

WILLIAM BROWNE: To Gratiana dancing and singing

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Vagabond; Let Beauty Awake

FREDERICK DELIUS: Twilight fancies

JOSEPH HAYDN: The Sailor’s Song

JOHN IRELAND: Sea Fever; Hope the Hornblower

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Silent Noon

IVOR GURNEY: I will go with my Father a-ploughing

Trad. arr. BENJAMIN BRITTEN: The Ploughboy

PETER WARLOCK: My own Country

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Silver; Five Eyes

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC SONGSTERS

OLIVIA CARRELL | soprano

KAMIL BIEN | tenor

LIAM McNALLY | baritone

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

MASTERPIECES OF THE ENGLISH GOLDEN AGE

WILLIAM BYRD: Mass for four voices; Laetentur coeli; Ne irascaris; Domine / Civitas sancti tui; Sing joyfully; Miserere mei; Ave verum Corpus; Justorum animae; Haec dies

THOMAS TALLIS: If ye love me; O nata lux; Salvator mundi

THOMAS TOMKINS: When David heard

ORLANDO GIBBONS: Almighty and everlasting God

THOMAS WEELKES: When David heard

YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR

Sunday 7 October
11.00am
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert’s Clavichord

HERBERT HOWELLS: Howells’s Clavichord

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | clavichord

2.30pm
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

JOSEPH PHIBBS: Suite for solo violin

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: Sonata for Violin Alone

RICHARD PANTCHEFF: Introduction and Allegro
UK PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

ALAN GIBBS: Enigma Duet for violin and cello
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Suite no.3 for solo cello

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

JOSEPH SPOONER | cello

7.00pm
BOLTON CASTLE
Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3SR

PAUL LEWIS: Le Morte d’Arthur

RICHARD BLACKFORD: Dreams and Spells for solo violin and narrator
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

RICHARD PANTCHEFF: To Autumn
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

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!