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

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!