ARTIST PROPOSALS

We welcome proposals from artists who are interested in taking part in future Festivals.

 

If you would like to take part in a future EMF, please download the Artist Application Form using the link below and send it to us by post, along with a copy of a recording (preferably a commercially recorded disc, but, if you are a young artist with no commercial recordings as yet, please send a sample disc). The form is an interactive PDF and so can be completed in any standard PDF viewer; or, if you prefer, it can be printed and filled in by hand. We regret we do not accept applications from prospective artists by email.

 

Please note that the EMF is booked up several years in advance, so we are currently taking bookings for a couple of years ahead. Please also note that the EMF is run on a shoestring budget, due to having no governmental / corporate support, so the fees that we are able to offer are, regrettably, modest. Please bear this in mind when citing your fee on the form.

 

Finally, as our name suggests, we only feature the work of British composers (or composers whose music could be considered “English music” in the broadest sense of the genre, or who are strongly associated with Britain and Ireland). We are also particularly interested in World Première performances, especially of works by composers of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, and bearing these parameters in mind when making your application will facilitate our being able to find a slot for you!

 

 

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LATEST NEWS

Thank you to all who made the 2021 May Festival such a success: to all those at St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for hosting the concerts and events and for their invaluable help and advice before and during the Festival; to the artists, for their superbly emotive and engaging performances of some wonderful music; to all those volunteers who assisted with general administration, staffing the Box Office, stage-managing and stewarding, and without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose financial and moral support means so much to us and to our musicians as we work together to re-start live music-making.

With the artists’ permission, some of the concerts at the Festival were filmed, as were the talks; and we expect to have these ready for viewing on this website in late June or early July. We will be making a modest charge for access — this is to cover the costs of production and also to enable us to pay a royalty to the performers. More details will be available soon.

Join us on Saturday 10 July for a day of concerts in the glorious surroundings of Truro Cathedral, with a violin-and-piano recital including sonatas by Elgar and Parry alongside Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending; a concert to celebrate the 80th birthday of Cornish composer Judith Bailey; and an evening choral concert with works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Tallis. The full programme is available here; and tickets can be purchased through our online Box Office.

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.