FRIENDS’ SCHEME

The EMF Friends’ Scheme offers you the chance to support the important work of the Festival. The EMF receives no governmental or major, long-term corporate funding; so the generosity of our Friends is invaluable in enabling the Festival to expand and develop.

 

The Friends’ Scheme has seven tiers, each offering an extensive range of benefits; and these are detailed below.

ALLY

£25 annual donation

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

SUPPORTER

£50 annual donation

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

ADVOCATE

£100 annual donation

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

COMPANION

£250 annual donation

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

ASSOCIATE

£500 annual donation

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

CHAMPION

£1,000 annual donation

Reserved seating in Dorchester Abbey

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

BENEFACTOR

£2,500 annual donation

Free tickets to any EMF concert of your choice up to a value of £105

Reserved seating in Dorchester Abbey

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

HOW TO JOIN

If you would like to join the Friends’ Scheme and thereby help to secure the long-term future of the Festival, please follow this link to make a donation online. Alternatively, email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, at em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk for a brochure and application form.

 

 

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.