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

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2019 EMF Programme, which includes many gems, including the world première performances of Robin Milford’s Symphony, Vaughan Williams’s The Blue Bird, Lord Berners’ Portsmouth Point, Stanford’s Violin Concerto in D of 1875, and a new work by David Matthews. The full programme is published on this page.

Booking for the 2019 Oxfordshire English Music Festival is now open to all. Tickets may be purchased through our online Box Office; alternatively, please email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, if you would like a postal booking form.

Each day of the Oxfordshire Festival, the EMF operates a bus service between Didcot Parkway railway station and Dorchester-on-Thames; and a shuttle bus service from Dorchester to those concerts that take place at Radley College or at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay. The full timetable for the 2019 Festival is now available and can be viewed on this page. Tickets may be purchased through our online Box Office.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our newly reinstated ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.

The third Yorkshire Dales EMF was a tremendous success, with events – including a number of new works written specially for the occasion – taking place in mediaeval Bolton Castle, the beautiful church at Aysgarth, and boutique hotel Simonstone Hall. We are currently planning the fourth Autumn Festival and dates and further details will be announced shortly.

Our recording arm, EM Records, has released a number of exciting new recordings, including a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete works for violin and piano and a disc of searingly beautiful choral works by Paul Carr and others. Please visit the EM Records website for full details of these and others!