2014 PROGRAMME
Friday 23 May
4.45pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
“A glory that shines upon our tears”: music and art in the First World War

ANDREW NEILL

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

BOUGHTON: Overure to Troilus and Cressida
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

MOERAN: Violin Concerto

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Burley Heath
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Harnham Down
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAX: Variations for Orchestra
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

MARTIN YATES | conductor

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

Saturday 24 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

COOKE: Cormorant Crag

COOKE: High Marley Rest

COOKE: Whispering Willows

BRIDGE: Sonata

ROSENTHAL: Three Irish Pastels

COOKE: Gothic Prelude

FARRAR: Miniature Suite

COOKE: Reef’s End

GURNEY: Five Western Watercolours

ROSENTHAL: Variations on the Nursery-Rhyme Hush-a-bye, Baby

DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE | piano

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

“A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE”: SONGS BY CHARLES DIBDEN

Programme to include:

The Bells of Aberdovey; The Lass that loves a Sailor; Peggy Perkins; Tom Bowling

ALEX KNOX | baritone

TOM HIGGINS | piano

RICHARD FAWKES | narrator

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Exploring Norman O’Neill

STEPHEN LLOYD

KATHERINE HUDSON

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

ELGAR: Give unto the Lord

O’NEILL: Pastorale

BUTTERWORTH: Loveliest of Trees

BUTTERWORTH: The lads in their hundreds

BUTTERWORTH: Is my team ploughing?

GURNEY: Since I believe

COLES: Behind the lines

PARRY: My soul, there is a country

HOLST: How mighty are the Sabbaths

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus

FINZI: Requiem da Camera

CITY OF LONDON CHOIR

THE HOLST ORCHESTRA

HILARY DAVAN WETTON | conductor

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

MUSIC FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

PAUL GUINERY | piano

Sunday 25 May
10.45am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

BAX: Sonata movement in F major
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BAX: Romance

HOWELLS: Clarinet Sonata

IRELAND: Fantasy Sonata

HOWELLS: A Near Minuet

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano

HOLBROOKE: Cyrene and Butterfly of the Ballet (from Mezzotints)

ROBERT PLANE | clarinet

SOPHIA RAHMAN | piano

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

EMF LUNCH
Wine and non-alcoholic drink included

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

PICKARD: String Quartet no.5

ELGAR: Salut d’Amour

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: String Quartet no.1 in G minor

BRODOWSKI QUARTET

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Armstrong Gibbs: a countryman born and bred

ANGELA ARIES

LEWIS FOREMAN

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

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toccata Marziale

ARNOLD: English Dances (Set 1)

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Dusk

COATES: London Suite

RICHARDS: Doyen

BLISS: Things to Come

VIVIAN ELLIS: Coronation Scot

WALTON: Battle of Britain

BBC ELSTREE CONCERT BAND

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

“KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING”

To include music by:

NOËL COWARD; HUBERT GREGG; SANDY WILSON; FLANAGAN & ALLAN; and many others

NEW FOXTROT SERENADERS

Monday 26 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

A SOLDIER’S TALE

SOMERVELL: Loveliest of Trees

BUTTERWORTH: The lads in their hundreds

SOMERVELL: White in the moon the long road lies

BUTTERWORTH: On the idle hill of summer

SOMERVELL: Into my heart an air that kills

IRELAND: The Soldier

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Old wine in new bottles

BRIDGE: Where she lies asleep

GURNEY: In Flanders Fields

BRITTEN: Bugles sang

FINZI: Channel Firing

HOWELLS: Where there is peace

ORR: Soldiers from the wars returning

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER | bass-baritone

AUDREY HYLAND | piano

2.15pm
ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ

HOWELLS: Rhapsodic Quintet

ALWYN: String Trio

IRELAND: Trio no.2

O’NEILL: Piano Trio

BLISS: Clarinet Quintet

RUBBRA: Piano Trio in one movement, op.68

GOLDFIELD ENSEMBLE

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Things to Come

DR WILLIAM SNEDDEN

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

RAWSTHORNE: Light music for Strings

BAINTON: Pavan, Idyll and Bacchanal

LLOYD WEBBER: Waltz in E minor

ARMSTRONG GIBBS: Suite for Strings

DYSON: Concerto da Camera for string orchestra

DELIUS: Air and Dance

BLISS: Music for Strings

ORCHESTRA OF ST PAUL’S

BEN PALMER | conductor

LATEST NEWS

We invite you to celebrate A White Christmas with EMF regulars The New Foxtrot Serenaders on 14 December at St Lawrence’s Church, Chobham. Full details of this event may be found on this page; and tickets can be purchased through our Events Box Office.

We are tremendously excited to be bringing the EMF to South Africa in a long weekend of events based in and around St George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, in Johannesburg. This wonderful city offers many excellent venues and performers, as well as a great interest in music. The forthcoming Festival – which will see British artists collaborating with local Johannesburg musicians – will, we believe, be rewarding and culturally enriching both for the EMF and for music-lovers in the area. The Festival will take place between 14 and 16 February 2020.

The programme for the South African EMF is now published on this page. Booking – through our online Box Office – will open on 11 December.

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!