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

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!