2015 PROGRAMME
Friday 22 May
4.45pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Stand for Truth and Honour: Music and Poetry of the First World War

JOHN FRANCIS

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

ARNELL: The New Age Overture
UK PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BRIAN: Third English Suite

BUTTERWORTH: Fantasia for Orchestra (completed and orchestrated by Martin Yates)
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

Finzi: Cello Concerto

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

MARTIN YATES | conductor

RAPHAEL WALLFISCH | cello

Saturday 23 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

F.S. KELLY: Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano (“Gallipoli”)

STEPHEN MATTHEWS: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op.130

ALWYN: Sonatina

PARRY: Sonata in D for Violin and Piano

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK | violin

MATTHEW RICKARD | piano

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

TOVEY: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, op.16

GERMAN: Romance

DUNHILL: Phantasy Suite, op.91

HURLSTONE: Four Characteristic Pieces

STANFORD: Three Intermezzi, op.13

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Six Studies in English Folksong

CHARLES O’BRIEN: Sonata

PETER CIGLERIS | clarinet

MARTIN COUSIN | piano

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Adrian Boult: Icon or Iconoclast?

PAUL GRAY

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

HOWELLS: God is gone up

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Two Part-Songs

BANTOCK: The Mermaid’s Croon

HARRIS: Faire is the heaven

WALTON: Where does the uttered music go?

HOWELLS: The House of the Mind

NAYLOR: Vox dicentis

FINZI: Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

HOWELLS: King of Glory

THE ELYSIAN SINGERS

SAM LAUGHTON | director

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

NOCTURNE: WORKS FOR PIANO BY LIONEL SAINSBURY

Cuban Dance no.1

Four Moments Musicaux

Nocturne, op.18

Prelude no.6

South American Suite, op.23

LIONEL SAINSBURY | piano

Sunday 24 May
10.30am
SILK HALL
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

STERNDALE BENNETT: Quartet in G major

BUTTERWORTH: Suite for String Quartet

DELIUS: String Quartet

VILLIERS QUARTET

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

THE MUSIC OF THESE ISLANDS

New Jerusalem; Scarborough Fair; Early one morning; Wishes; Silent Noon; In the beginning; Now is the month of Maying; The Miller of Dee; Danny Boy; The Skye Boat Song; The water is wide; My love is like a red, red rose; The Lord’s my Shepherd; Jerusalem

ALBION

FRASER WILSON | director

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
That precious legacy: Vaughan Williams and Essex Folk Song

SUE CUBBIN

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

STANFORD: Serenade-Nonet

BRITTEN: Sinfonietta

BAX: Nonet

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Nonet

ORCHESTRA OF ST PAUL’S

BEN PALMER | conductor

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

WHEN THEY SOUND THE LAST ALL-CLEAR: THE BRITISH WARTIME POPULAR SONG

ALFORD: Colonel Bogey

RUBENS: Your King and Country want you

BOX, COX, READ: In the quartermaster’s stores

CHESTER, NICHOLLS, MORGAN: Down Forget-me-not-Lane

COLIN, ALDRICH: If only I had wings

GAY, EATON: Let the people sing

WOOD: Roses of Picardy

GAY: There’s something about a soldier

COWARD: London Pride

CHARLES, ELTON: When they sound the last all-clear

NOBLE, CAMPBELL, CONNELLY: Goodnight, sweetheart

NEW FOXTROT SERENADERS

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

101 LIAISONS

ANON.: The Division Violin: Faronel’s Divisions on a Ground

DANIEL PURCELL: By silver Thames’ flow’ry side

HUME: My hope is decayed

HENRY PURCELL: Not all my torments

ANON.: Divisions in G minor

LAWES: Love’s dying passions

LAWES: Why soe pale and wan, fond lover?

HUME: Adue sweet love – be merry a day shall come

CROFT: Ground

HAYES: Jupiter and Europa

HOROLOGE

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

SMITH: Overure to The Fairies

DELIUS: Légende

PURCELL: Music for a while

JENKINS: White Bird: a Dartmoor ghost story in six scenes

MUDGE: Concerto Grosso no.5 in B-flat

RAWSTHORNE: Light Music for Strings

IRELAND: Cavatina

ARNE: The Sycamore Shade

ARNE: My heart’s my own

BISHOP: Weave, o weave me garlands gay

BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE OF LONDON

PETER FISHER | violin

SUZANNE MANUELL | soprano

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
A Unexpected Genre: the violin works of Hubert Parry

RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK

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

MILFORD: Miniature Concerto in G

HURD: Shore Leave

BOUGHTON: Aylesbury Games

FINZI: Romance

BUTTERWORTH: Six songs from A Shropshire Lad

HOLST: St Paul’s Suite

SYMPHONIA ACADEMICA

DAVID BEAMAN | conductor

RODERICK WILLIAMS | baritone

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!