2009 PROGRAMME
Friday 22 May
7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

FINZI: God is gone up

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Silence and Music

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

HOWELLS: Salve Regina

HARRIS: Faire is the Heaven

HOLST: St Paul’s Suite

FINZI: Magnificat

TIPPETT: Little Music for Strings

HOWELLS: Nunc Dimittis

HARRIS: Bring us, O Lord God

BERKELEY: Serenade

DYSON: Hierusalem

VOX MUSICA

SOUTHBANK SINFONIA STRINGS

MICHAEL BERMAN | conductor

9.45pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

Piano music of BILLY MEYERL

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

Saturday 23 May
11.00am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Notturno after Bach

ELGAR: Concert Allegro

MOERAN: Irish Love Song

BAX: Piano Sonata no.2

QUILTER: Three Studies

QUILTER: Three Pieces for Piano

LAMBERT: Piano Sonata

DAVID OWEN NORRIS | piano

2.30pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

ELGAR: String Quartet

BRIDGE: Piano Quartet

RAWSTHORNE: String Quartet

BRIDGE QUARTET

MICHAEL DUSSEK | piano

5.15pm
ABBEY GUEST HOUSE
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Some versions of pastoral: Havergal Brian’s English Suite

MALCOLM MacDONALD

7.30pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

PARRY: Jerusalem

CURTIS: Festival Overture

BRIAN: Reverie

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Willow Wood

ELGAR: The Sanguine Fan

DELIUS: Hiawatha
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

CLIFFE: Violin Concerto

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

DAVID LLOYD JONES | conductor

PHILLIPE GRAFFIN | violin

JEREMY HUW WILLIAMS | baritone

Sunday 24 May
11.00am
THE CHAPEL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

PARADISE ON EARTH

SPOFFORTH: Hail

BISHOP: Forresters

ANON.: England

HENRY VIII: Time to pass

WEBBE: My pockets low and taxes high

FREDERICK BRIDGE: Two Snails

ELGAR: As torrents in summer

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Through bushes and briars

MACFARREN: Orpheus with his lute

CORNYSH: Adieu, adieu

BENNET: Weep, O mine eyes

HORSLEY: Slow, slow, fresh fount

MORLEY: April is in my mistress’ face

PURCELL: Winter

STANFORD: Hush sweet lute

SULLIVAN: The long day closes

CAMPION: Never weather-beaten sail

PEARSALL: There is paradise

OXFORD LIEDERTAFEL

2.30pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

PARRY: Lady Radnor’s Suite

BRIDGE: Lament for Strings

HOLST: Fugal Concerto

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings

COPLEY: Divertimento

IRELAND: Concertino Pastorale

MUSICIANS OF ALL SANITS

ANDREW SHERWOOD | conductor

5.15pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
“A Summer Evening”: writing Quilter’s biography

VALERIE LANGFIELD

7.00pm
THE CHAPEL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

PURCELL: Rejoice in the Lord

BOYCE: Symphony no.4 in F

PURCELL: Te Deum and Jubilate

ECCLES: Hymn to Harmony

CANNONS SCHOLARS

JOHN ANDREWS | conductor

9.45pm
THE CHAPEL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

THE HARP OF BONES

A programme of mediaeval and traditional English song – as ancient as the hills of faeries – demonstrating concerns of life, love and death that remain disturbingly contemporary

JOGLARESA

Monday 25 May
11.00am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

NO SAD SONGS

PURCELL: Crown

BUTTERWORTH: Look not in my eyes

BUTTERWORTH: Sowing the seeds of love

BUTTERWORTH: Is my team ploughing?

ROSE: White in the moon

WHITELEY: Drop, drop, slow tears

SWAYNE: No sad songs

GRAINGER: The Merry King

BRITTEN: The Nurse’s Song

GANT: Epitaph on S.P.

PHIPPS: The moon’s funeral

MAXWELL DAVIES: Farewell to Stromness

BRITTEN: If thou wilt ease thine heart

JAMES BOWMAN | countertenor

ANDREW PLANT | piano

2.00pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

LUNCH AND SEMINAR
Is there a future for the British choral tradition?

JAMES BOWMAN

BRIAN KAY

DR ANDREW PLANT

HILARY DAVAN WETTON

5.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sun, Moon, Stars and Man

HOLST: Hymns from the Rig Veda

BRITTEN: Choral Dances from Gloriana

FOULDS: Keltic Lament

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Mass in G minor

CITY OF LONDON CHOIR

HILARY DAVAN WETTON | conductor

LATEST NEWS

Booking for the Yorkshire EMF is now open! Tickets may be purchased from our online Box Office by clicking here. Please do join us for this weekend of joyous and celebratory music-making – we hope to see you there!

The full programme for the fourth Yorkshire EMF is now published and may be seen on this page. The Festival will take place from 27 to 29 September at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, in the heart of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales.

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!