2013 PROGRAMME
Friday 24 May
4.45pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Searching for English music

LEWIS FOREMAN

6.00pm
MANOR HOUSE GARDEN
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

DRINKS RECEPTION
for EMF Friends and Vice-Presidents

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

PARRY: Jerusalem

BRITTEN: Canadian Carnival

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Solent
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade in A minor
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

HOLST: A Winter Idyll

WALFOR DAVIES: Symphony no.2 in G major
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

MARTIN YATES | conductor

Saturday 25 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

HOWELLS: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.1 in E major, op.18

DELIUS: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.1

BRIAN: Legend

DARKE: Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3

BRITTEN: Suite, op.6

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

MATTHEW RICKARD | piano

1.00pm
THE NEW PAVILION
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

EMF GALA LUNCHEON
Sparkling wine and non-alcoholic drink included

2.15pm
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

Programme to include:

HOLST: A Moorside Suite

BANTOCK: From the Far West

ALWYN: Sinfonietta for Strings

FINZI: Romance for String Orchestra

IRELAND: Elegiac Meditation

BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge

LONDON CHAMBER STRINGS

BJORN BANTOCK | conductor

5.00pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
The music of The Golden Legend

MARTIN T. YATES

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

SULLIVAN: The Golden Legend

ESO

HARPENDEN CHORAL SOCIETY

JOHN ANDREWS | conductor

ELENA XANTHOUDAKIS | soprano

JENA RIGBY | mezzo-soprano

DANIEL NORMAN | tenor

GRANT DOYLE | bass

9.30pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

MUSIC FOR A MAY EVENING

Programme to include:

ELGAR: Chanson de Matin

ELGAR: Chanson de Nuit

DELIUS: Intermezzo from Hassan

MACKENZIE: Benedictus

SULLIVAN: The Lost Chord

and music by RICHARD JONES and KETELBEY

EDMUND TAYLOR | violin

MARTIN T. YATES | piano

Sunday 26 May
10.45am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

MOERAN: Stalham River

MOERAN: Rune

BAX: Piano Sonata no.3 in G-sharp minor

BRITTEN: Night Piece

HOWELLS: Sonatina

DOWNES: In Memoriam Herbert Howells

STANFORD: Nocturne in G minor

STANFORD: Ballade in G minor

FLEISCHMANN: Suite for Piano

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

1.00pm
THE NEW PAVILION
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

EMF LUNCH
Wine and non-alcoholic drink included

2.15pm
THE CHAPEL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

PARRY: Blest Pair of Sirens

STANFORD: Beati quorum via

PARRY: I was glad

STANFORD: Eternal Father

PARRY: There is an old belief

STANFORD: For lo, I raise up

PARRY: Lord, let me know mine end

STANFORD: Magnificat for double choir

ELYSIAN SINGERS

5.00pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT LAUNCH EVENT
The launch of EM Records’ disc of Parry String Quartets

THE BRIDGE QUARTET

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

DYSON: Three Hymns of Praise

VAUGAHN WILLIAMS: Rhosymedre

FINZI: God is gone up

GARDNER: Stabat Mater

BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Mystical Songs

CITY OF LONDON CHOIR

THE HOLST ORCHESTRA

HILARY DAVAN WETTON | conductor

LUCY HALL | soprano

THOMAS HUMPHREYS | baritone

9.30pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

To include music by:

NOËL COWARD; IVOR NOVELLO, NOËL GAY, RAY NOBLE, HUBERT GREGG, ROSS PARKER, SANDY WILSON and FLANAGAN & ALLEN

NEW FOXTROT SERENADERS

Monday 27 May
10.45am
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

ELIZABETH TO ELIZABETH

BYRD: The Queene’s Alman

DOWLAND: A Prayer for the Queene’s most excellent Majesty

GERMAN: O peaceful England

GERMAN: Long live Elizabeth

BRITTEN: Prayer from Gloriana

ANON.: The Vicar of Bray

PURCELL: Fairest Isle

HANDEL: God save the King

HANDEL: My heart is inditing

ARNE: Rule, Britannia!

BALFE: I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls

SULLIVAN: Festival Te Deum

HOLST: In loyal bonds united

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: O taste and see

JAMIESON: In a golden coach

FLANDERS AND SWANN: Excelsior

SULLIVAN: The Olympic Hymn

BINGE: Elizabethan Serenade

The National Anthem

IN VOICE AND VERSE

 

BELINDA YATES | soprano

HEATHER CHAMBERLAIN | piano

LANCE PIERSON | speaker

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

BRITTEN: String Quartet no.3

PURCELL (arr. WARLOCK): Two Fantasias

IRELAND: Phantasie (Trio no.1) in A minor

ELGAR: Piano Quintet

THAMYSE QUARTET

DANIELLE SALAMON | piano

5.00pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT FORUM
The EMF New Commissions Composers: a discussion of the works to be premièred in the main evening concert

7.00pm
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

NEW COMMISSIONS CONCERT

RICHARD BALCKFORD: Spirited

PHILIP LANE: Aubade Joyeuse

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT: Legend

PAUL CARR: And suddenly it’s evening

PAUL LEWIS: Norfolk Suite

BEN PALMER: Sinfonietta

DAVID MATTHEWS: White Nights

DAVID OWEN NORRIS: Symphony

ALL WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCES

ORCHESTRA OF ST PAUL’S

BEN PALMER | conductor

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2019 Autumn Festival: to those at St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, for their warm hospitality and invaluable help; to the artists, for their superb 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 event, some of whom travelled a considerable distance to be with us. We are currently considering possibilities for the 2020 Festival, which, perhaps, will take place slightly earlier, at the end of August. Please visit this page soon for more details!

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!