2017 PROGRAMME
Friday 26 May
4.45pm
DORCHESTER VILLAGE HALL
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HR

PRE-CONCERT TALK
The Mystic Trumpeter: the road to absolute greatness

CHRIS COPE

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

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Henry V Overture (orchestral version)
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

DELIUS: In a Summer Garden (original version)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: EFDS Folk-Song March
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

HOLST: The Mystic Trumpeter

STANFORD: Concert Overture
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

MONTAGUE PHILLIPS: Symphony in C minor
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

MARTIN YATES | conductor

ILLONA DOMNICH | soprano

Saturday 27 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

O BE JOYFUL: A CELEBRATION OF ENGLISH CHORAL MUSIC

STANFORD: Te Deum in C

BAIRSTOW: Save us, O Lord

STANFORD: Pray that Jerusalem

WALFORD DAVIES: Prelude on Jesu dulcis memoria

PARRY: Long since in Israel’s plenteous land

BAINTON: And I saw a new Heaven

TALLIS: O nata lux

BRITTEN: Jubilate in C

MILFORD: Chorale Prelude on Rockingham

ELGAR: O salutaris hostia

ELGAR: Ave verum

WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down

HOWELLS: O mortal Man

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Call

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Antiphon

WORCESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR

THOMAS ALLERY | director

DANIEL MATHIESON | organ

ALEXANDER PALOTAI | organ

JULIA ALSOP | organ

1.00pm
SILK HALL FOYER
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

EMF LUNCH
Wine and non-alcoholic drink included

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

MOERAN: Piano Trio in D major

WILLIAMS: Piano Trio

HARTY: Two Fantasiestücke

STANFORD: Piano Trio no.3 in A major, op.158

FIDELIO TRIO

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Vaughan Williams – the makings of a genius

JOHN FRANCIS

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

DYSON: Three Songs of Praise

MACFARREN: Orpheus with his Lute

MACFARREN: Blow, blow, thou winter wind

HAWKINS: Four Carols

HOLST: Toccata

HOLST: Nunc dimittis

BRIAN: It was a lover and his lass

BRIAN: The Dream

FINZI: Lo, the full, final sacrifice

HOLST: Hymns from the Rig Veda (third group)

BRIAN: Sweet Solitude

HOLST: Hymn to Agni

HOLST: Hymn to Soma

BLISS: Toccata

GARDNER: O clap your hands

TIPPETT: Five Spirituals

GODWINE CHOIR

HILARY DAVON WETTON | conductor

TIMOTHY END | piano

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

PER ASPERA AD ASTRA: ANCIENT AND MODERN MUSIC FOR TWO GUITARS

PURCELL: Suite

DOWLAND: Lachrimae antiquae pavan

DOWLAND: Lachrimae antiquae novae

PHILIPS: Pauana dolorosa tregian

JOHNSON: The flat pavin

JOHNSON: Greensleeves

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

MAXWELL DAVIES: Three Sanday Pieces

PHIBBS: Serenade

PHIBBS: New work
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE

DODGSON: Promenade 1

DUO GUITARTES

Sunday 28 May
10.30am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

EMF SERVICE OF EUCHARIST

 

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Rhosymedre

INTROIT | TYE: O come, ye servants of the Lord

ANTHEM | STANFORD: O for a closer walk with God

COMMUNION MOTET | ELGAR: Ave verum

 

JEREMY BOUGHTON: Gloria; Alleluias; Sanctus; Agnus Dei

 

HYMNS

Father, hear the prayer we offer
(Sussex: trad. arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)

Author of Love Divine
(Rhosymedre: JOHN EDWARDS)

Come down, O Love Divine
(Down Ampney: VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)

All creatures of our God and King
(Laß uns erfreuen: arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
(Picardie: arr. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS)

 

ORGAN VOLUNTARY | LANG: Tuba Tune

1.00pm
SILK HALL FOYER
Radley College, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR

EMF LUNCH
Wine and non-alcoholic drink included

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

FINZI: To a Poet

YOUNG: Lie still: Three songs for bass-baritone and piano

HOWELLS: Five songs for low voice and piano

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The House of Life

CHRISTOPHER FOSTER | bass

TIMOTHY END | piano

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Delius: English music’s outsider

DR LIONEL CARLEY

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

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dives and Lazarus

BRITTEN: Simple Symphony

BRIDGE: Nocturne from Suite for Strings

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music (choral version)

CARR: Requiem for an Angel

BATH CAMERATA

BRISTOL ENSEMBLE

BENJAMIN GOODSON | conductor

JOHANE ANSELL | soprano

ALEX OTTERBURN | baritone

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

THE BRITISH POPULAR SONG: 1900–1960

The sun has got his hat on; The fleet’s in port again; South of the border; We’ll gather lilacs; Sahara; If love were all; First World War medley; Every little while; Bless ’em all; The touch of your lips; Smile when you say goodbye; Wireless signature tunes

NEW FOXTROT SERENADERS

Monday 29 May
10.45am
DORCHESTER ABBEY
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH

DELIUS: Summer Eve

DELIUS: Twilight Fancies

DELIUS: Young Venevil

DELIUS: Longing

BRITTEN: A Charm of Lullabies, op.41

BLISS: from Seven American Poems
Gone, gone again is summer; Fair Annet’s Song; Siege

HEAD: Three Songs of Venice
The Gondolier; St Mark’s Square; Rain storm

BOUGHTON: Symbol Songs
Mother May; Honeysuckle; Blue in the Woods; Fierce Love Song; The New Madonna

DRING: from Seven Shakespeare Songs
It was a lover and his lass; Take, O take those lips away; Crabbed age and youth; Blow, blow, thou winter wind

ANNA HUNTLEY | mezzo-soprano

EMMA ABBATE | piano

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

THE FULL HEART

WARLOCK: The Full Heart

DELIUS: On Craig Ddu

IRELAND: The peaceful western wind

DELIUS: Frühlingsanbruch

MOERAN: Songs of Springtime

DELIUS: To be sung of a summer night on the water

WARLOCK (arr. Tomlinson): Three Belloc Songs

BAX: Five Greek Folksongs

IRELAND: They told me, Heraclitus

IRELAND: Twilight Night

THE CARICE SINGERS

GEORGE PARRIS | conductor

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

PRE-CONCERT TALK
Performing and programming British music in post-Brexit Britain

GEORGE PARRIS

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

PURCELL: The Fairy Queen: Suite I

WALTON: Two Pieces from Henry V

FINZI: Let us garlands bring

PURCELL: The Fairy Queen: Suite II

ELGAR: Sospiri

TIPPETT: Little Music for Strings

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN

DAVID CURTIS | conductor

DAVID PIKE | baritone

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!