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

Thank you to all who made the 2022 May EMF such a success: to all those at the venues for their invaluable help and support and for welcoming us so warmly; to the artists, for the energy and commitment of their performances; to all the volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose enthusiasm and financial and moral support all continue to mean so much as live music-making returns and we begin to plan for the future.

The English Music Festival is delighted to return to magnificent Truro Cathedral on Saturday 9 July for a day of concerts. The programme, which includes Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending and choral works by Walton, Elgar and Orlando Gibbons, may be viewed on this page; and booking can be made through our Online Box Office.

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