BOOKING CONDITIONS
1.
TICKET SALES
1.1.
Tickets cannot be refunded except on cancellation of an event by The English Music Festival. All sales are final.
1.2.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
1.2.1.
The Festival reserves the right to refuse admission of the ticket holder to all Festival concert premises.
1.2.2.
Late-comers will only be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
1.2.3.
Photography and the use of any video or audio recording equipment are strictly prohibited.
1.2.4.
Tickets are sold subject to the Festival’s right to make any alterations to the artists, programme or any other advertised arrangements.
1.2.5.
All tickets and discounts are subject to availability.
2.
CHOICE OF SEATS
2.1.
Dorchester Abbey is primarily a place of worship. It is not a concert hall, although it provides a wonderful setting for performances. Sound is generally good, but vision is restricted in some areas. Seating is unreserved so it is suggested that you arrive in good time for performances. The Festival cannot guarantee to provide patrons holding tickets with particular seats.
2.2.
The same comments apply to performances at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay.
2.3.
Should the number of those attending any concert exceed the number of seats available at the venue the Festival reserves the right to turn away those without tickets. Seats will however be retained for those holding Festival Passes until ten minutes before the concert is due to start when they may be reallocated.
3.
DISPATCH OF TICKETS
3.1.
Ticket orders will be posted by first-class mail within a few working days of the order being processed. Please check your tickets as soon as they arrive.
3.2.
Tickets ordered after the published closing date for posting will be held at the Box Office for collection.
4.
DATA PROTECTION
4.1.
The Festival maintains an electronic database of contact details and ticket information relating to its patrons. This information will not be shared without consent. This practice is within the guidelines of the Data Protection Act (1998).

 

 

LATEST NEWS

The Twelfth Festival of English Music will take place in Oxfordshire from Friday 25 to Monday 28 May 2018. A full programme is available on this website.

Booking has now opened for the Twelfth Festival of English Music. Join us for top-quality music-making in convivial surroundings. Highlights include Owain Arwel Hughes and Hilary Davan Wetton conducting beautiful British orchestral and choral works; the UK première of Richard Blackford’s Violin Concerto; the celebrated Armonico Consort in a semi-staged performance of Dido and Aeneas; and a dramatic programme about Dame Ethel Smyth.

On 14th April we are running a Vaughan Williams Odyssey in the Dorking area. Actor Lance Pierson and Vaughan Williams expert Graham Muncy will spend a day taking participants around the homes and stamping grounds of this composer, including a visit to Leith Hill Place. Lunches, wine / soft drinks and tea included. Tickets cost £35 for National Trust members; £40 for non-NT members.

We are delighted to announce the launch of Dr Cuillin Bantock’s latest book on his grandfather, the composer Granville Bantock. A launch event is being held on Saturday 21st April at Schott’s Music, Great Marlborough Street, London, at 6.45p.m., which will include a recital of Bantock’s Third Violin Sonata, as well as a talk by Cuillin and refreshments. Entry to this event is free.

Music and Sweet Poetry Agree is a reading of poetry and prose by Em Marshall-Luck and actor Lance Pierson at St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London on Friday 15th June at 6.45p.m.. Tickets £15.

Please put in your diaries the dates for our Yorkshire Autumn Festival: 5–7 October 2018. Plans for this look extremely exciting, with concerts at Bolton Castle (including new works written especially for the occasion by Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis), and a screening of the archive films that the EMF has commissioned from the Yorkshire Film Archive, alongside performances of the winning scores from our competition for composers under the age of 30.