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

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.

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.