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!

 

 

INTERACTIVE PDF | 1.47MB

 

 

LATEST NEWS

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2022 May EMF. This year, the Festival is scheduled to return to Oxfordshire, with events held in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey as well as at the Silk Hall at Radley College and the historic All Saints’ Church at Sutton Courtenay. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, is available on this page. Public booking is now open, with tickets available through our online Box Office and by post.

Booking for the 2022 May Festival is now open to all. We are delighted to offer a discount of 10% on all ticket prices for residents local to Dorchester-on-Thames and these special prices can be accessed by completing the postcode check on the landing page of our online Box Office. Please click here to book your tickets online; we also offer booking by post.

A very warm “thank you” to all who helped with the Christmas Concerts in Corbridge: to the community at St Andrew’s Church for welcoming us to their beautiful building and for making such a wonderful setting available to us; to the artists, for their superbly uplifting performances; to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help ensure the smooth running of the event; and, as always, to our audiences, for their heart-warming support and appreciation.

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.