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

A very warm “thank you” to all who made the 2021 Autumn Festival such a success: to St Mary’s Church and the Drill Hall in Horsham for welcoming us again; to the artists, for their stimulating and engaging performances; to all the volunteers, without whose help running the Festival “on the ground” would simply not be possible; and, of course, to our audiences, whose enthusiasm and support continue to mean so much to us.

Booking has now opened for our Christmas Concerts. This year these will be held in the historically fascinating church of St Andrew’s in the delightful Northumbrian town of Corbridge with its rich Roman remains and plethora of charming restaurants, tea-shops, pubs, hotels and artisan shops. The full programme is posted on this page; and tickets may be booked through our online Box Office.

With the artists’ permission, some of the events at the 2021 May Festival were filmed; and these are now ready for viewing on this website. We are 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. The film programmes are available on this page; and tickets can be purchased from 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.