2019 PROGRAMME
Friday 27 September
7.00pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

BLISS: Sonata for Piano and Violin

HOWELLS: Sonata no.3 in E minor for Violin and Piano

ALWYN: Sonatina

ELGAR: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op.82

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

Saturday 28 September
11.00am
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

IRELAND: Sonatina

DYSON: Primrose Mount

DYSON: Four Preludes

BAINTON: Willows
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: The Making of the Nightingale
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAINTON: Visions

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Ballade in D-flat

BAX: Piano Sonata no.2

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

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

BLOW: Lysander, I pursue in vain

PURCELL: Music for a while

PURCELL: Bess of Bedlam

FROBERGER: Lamentations

ECCLES: I burn, my brain consumes to ashes

HUMFREY: A Hymn to God the Father

PURCELL: Not all my torments

HANDEL: Sarai contenta un dì

PURCELL: How long, great God?

PURCELL: Evening Hymn

HANDEL: Occhi miei, che faceste?

PURCELL: From rosy bow’rs

BETHANY SEYMOUR | soprano

PETER SEYMOUR | harpsichord

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

PURCELL: Funeral Sentences

PURCELL: Remember not, Lord, our offences

PURCELL: I was glad

PURCELL: Hear my Prayer, O Lord

PURCELL: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei!

PURCELL: O Dive custos

PURCELL: Evening Hymn

PURCELL: The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation

PURCELL: How long, great God?

BLOW: Salvator mundi

BLOW: Behold, O God our Defender

BLOW: Epicedium for Queen Mary

YORKSHIRE BACH CHOIR

PETER SEYMOUR | conductor; harpsichord

Sunday 29 September
2.30pm
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH
Aysgarth, Leyburn, DL8 3SR

FINZI: Earth and Air and Rain, op.15

GURNEY: Snow

GURNEY: Desire in Springtime

TRIMBLE: Green Rain

GURNEY: The Fiddler of Dooney

WARLOCK: The Fox

WARLOCK: Jillian of Berry

IRELAND: Three Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy

IRELAND: The Trellis

IRELAND: My true love hath my heart

DELIUS: The Bird’s Song

DELIUS: I-Brasil

ELIZABETH THOMPSON | soprano

LORNA DAY | mezzo-soprano

PETER LIDBETTER | bass-baritone

DAVID JONES | piano

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

HOLBROOKE: Come, let us make love deathless

HOLBROOKE: I came at morn

HOLBROOKE: Homeland

HOLBROOKE: Killary

HOLST: selection from Twelve Humbert Wolfe Songs

LAMBERT: Trois pièces nègres pour les touches blanches

WALTON: Siesta

LAMBERT: Eight Poems by Li Po

WALTON (arr. Constant Lambert): Façade Suites no.s 1 and 2

JAMES GEER | tenor

ANDREW WEST | piano

RONALD WOODLEY | 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!