2020 PROGRAMME
Friday 14 February
7.00pm
GLENSHIEL
Westcliff, Johannesburg 2193

BLISS: Sonata for Piano and Violin

IRELAND: Sonata no.2 for Violin and Piano

ELGAR: Allegretto on GEDGE

PARRY: Freundschaftslieder for violin and piano

ELGAR: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op.82

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

PETER CARTWRIGHT | piano

Saturday 15 February
10.00am
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

COME AND SING

Audience members are invited to join THE CHOIR OF ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC CHOIRS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, and YOUTH CHOIRS FROM SOWETO in the singing of much-loved hymns.

RICHARD PANTCHEFF | director

MARNUS GREYLING | organ

3.00pm
BRENTHURST GARDENS
Houghton, Johannesurg 2041

MUSIC AND NATURE: A CONCERT FOR THE GARDENS

PANTCHEFF: The Gardens of Love

World Première performance

BLACKFORD: Dreams and Spells

EM MARSHALL-LUCK | reciter

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

7.00pm
GLENSHIEL
Westcliff, Johannesburg 2193

GIBBONS: Drop, drop, slow tears

TALLIS: If ye love me

PURCELL: Remember not, Lord, our offences

WILBYE: Adieu, sweet Amaryllis

MORLEY: Aprill is in my Mistris face

PURCELL: Rejoice in the Lord alway

MORLEY: Ay me, the fatal arrow

MORLEY: Now is the month of maying

FARMER: A little pretty bonny lass

FARMER: Fair Phyllis

PURCELL: Musick, for a while

PURCELL: Thou knowest, Lord

BYRD: Ave verum corpus

BILLY JOUBERT: Three Sonnets

LENNON/McCARTNEY: Can’t buy me love

LENNON/McCARTNEY: Yesterday

LENNON/McCARTNEY: With a little help from my friends

THE PARKTOWN SINGERS

MARNUS GREYLING | director

Sunday 16 February
9.00am
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

MORNING EUCHARIST

MASS SETTING | PANTCHEFF: Service of Holy Communion

COMMUNION MOTET | PURCELL: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | FLETCHER: A Festival Toccata

RICHARD PANTCHEFF | director

MARNUS GREYLING | organ

2.30pm
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

J.S. BACH: Partita in B minor for Solo Violin, BWV1002

ELGAR: Études caractéristiques

PHIBBS: Suite for Solo Violin

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

5.15pm
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

STANLEY: Voluntary in D minor, op.5 no.8

THALBEN-BALL: Elegy

PANTCHEFF: Chorale Prelude: Werde munter, mein Gemüte

GUILMANT: March on a Theme by Handel

ELGAR: Nimrod from Variations for Orchestra (“Enigma”)

WALTON: Crown Imperial

MARNUS GREYLING | organ

6.00pm
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

CHORAL EVENSONG

CHOIR INTROIT | RAMSBOTHAM: Abide with me

RESPONSES | PANTCHEFF: The St George’s Responses

PSALM SETTING | BAIRSTOW: Psalm 114

CANTICLES | STANFORD: Evening Canticles in C

CHOIR ANTHEM | PARRY: I was glad

RECESSIONAL MOTET | RUTTER: A Gaelic Blessing

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | COOK: Impromptu

RICHARD PANTCHEFF | director

MARNUS GREYLING | organ

7.30pm
ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Parktown, Johannesburg 2193

ENGLISH MUSIC FOR WIND QUINTET

PURCELL: Suite from Abdelazer

STEPHENSON: Divertimento for Quintet

HOLST: Quintet in A-flat

PANTCHEFF: Nocturnus III

ARNOLD: Three Shanties for Wind Quintet

UMOYA ENSEMBLE

MALANÉ HOFMEYR-BURGER | flute

LESLEY STANSELL | oboe

CHRISNA SMITH | clarinet

PENELOPE IVES | bassoon

SHANNON ARMER | horn

LATEST NEWS

We are absolutely delighted that the EMF is playing its part in restarting music-making in the UK and that our Autumn Festival will be going ahead this year, with concerts beginning on the evening of Friday 9th October and continuing throughout Saturday 10th October. The programme may be viewed on this page; and booking can be made through our Online Box Office.

We will be following all government and World Health Organisation recommendations and policies at the Autumn Festival to keep our audiences safe (including face coverings for all audience members except those who are exempt, physical distancing throughout the church, hand sanitising stations and one-way systems around the venue), so, for those of you who might be nervous about venturing out, please rest assured that the Festival will be taking place in a safe environment.

Thank you so much to all who contributed to the 2020 Online English Music Festival: to the artists and speakers who provided such wonderful concerts and talks; and to the audience members who purchased tickets for the online performances, thus helping to support the Festival and the musicians during this period of difficulty and uncertainty. Your support is most warmly appreciated.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘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!