2016 PROGRAMME

 

This year the Festival starts a day early.

On Thursday 26th May there will be a day of talks and concerts at Radley College in association with the EMF celebrating the life and work of George Butterworth (1885–1916).

Further details to follow, but in the meantime please make a note in your diaries.

 

FRIDAY 27 MAY
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Aims, origins and successes of the EMF Em Marshall-Luck £4.00
7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
PARRY: Jerusalem
LEWIS: An Optimistic Overture
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
MATTHEWS: Norfolk March
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
DELIUS: Three Small Tone-poems: Summer Evening; Winter Night, Spring Morning
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fat Knight
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
£25.00
 
SATURDAY 28 MAY
10.45am
Dorchester Abbey
BYRD: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen
TALLIS: O sacrum convivium
TOMKINS: When David heard
WEELKES: O Jonathan
MORLEY: O amica mea
GIBBONS: Lift up your heads
DRAYTON: Canzonetta
MORLEY: Hard by a crystal fountain
BYRD: Ye sacred muses
TOMKINS: See, see the shepherd's Queen
WEELKES: Like two proud armies
GIBBONS: The Silver Swan
TRAD ARR. GRAINGER: Brigg Fair
TRAD ARR. ROBERTS: Scarborough Fair
TRAD ARR. LANGFORD: The Oak and the Ash
Queen's Six £20.00
2.15pm
All Saints' Church
Sutton Courtenay
WARLOCK: It was a lover and his lass
MORLEY: It was a lover and his lass
HUMFREY: Where the bee sucks
WILSON: Lawn as white as driven snow
GURNEY: Under the greenwood tree
ARNE: When daisies pied
SULLIVAN: Sigh no more, ladies
SHEARING: Fie on sinful fantasy
WALTON: Passacaglia: Death of Falstaff
QUILTER: Take, O take those lips away
CHILCOT: Pardon, goddess of the night
DRING: Come away, death
TRAD (C17): The Willow Song
PARRY: Fear no more the heat o' the sun
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Orpheus with his lute
HARRIS: Storm Scene
STOKER: Come unto these yellow sands
In Voice and Verse £20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: The bicentenary of William Sterndale Bennett. A beacon of hope for English music? Barry Sterndale Bennett £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Drinks included.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
GILLINGWATER: Overture
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
ELGAR: Salut d'Amour
SHERWOOD: Concerto for Violin and Cello
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending
ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
PARRY: Lady Radnor Suite
English Symphony Orchestra
John Andrews (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
Joseph Spooner (cello)
£25.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
A concert of English rustic country dance music, traditional and composed. Old Swan Band £12.50
 
SUNDAY 29 MAY
10.45am
Silk Hall
Radley College
PURCELL (arr. TIPPETT): If music be the food of love
ARNE: On a day, alack the day
ADDISON: O mistress mine
PARRY: O mistress mine
GERMAN: Orpheus with his lute
GURNEY: Come away death (unpublished)
QUILTER: Come away death
STANFORD: The rain it raineth every day
COATES: Sigh no more ladies
BALFOUR GARDINER: Winter
IRELAND: When daffodils begin to peer
TIPPETT: Songs for Ariel: Come unto these yellow sands; Full fathom five; Where the bee sucks
BRITTEN: Fancie
DRING: Crabbed age and youth
David Owen Norris (piano)
Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor)
£20.00
2.15pm
Silk Hall
Radley College
VENABLES: In Memoriam IBG
GURNEY: Sonata for Cello and Piano
VENABLES: At Malvern
VENABLES: It Rains
DELIUS: Caprice and Elegy
JOHN FRITH: Eden
ALWYN: Mountain Scenes
HURLSTONE: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Richard Jenkinson (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano)
£20.00
1.00pm
New Pavilion
Radley College
EMF LUNCH
Drinks included.
£12.50
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Brighter visions: The life and music of Ivor Gurney Ian Venables £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Drinks included.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
RAWSTHORNE: Light Music for Strings
ELGAR: Elegy
STERNDALE BENNETT: Two Part-songs: Come live with me and be my love; Sweet Stream
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Two Part-songs: Blow, blow thou winter wind; Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
HOWELLS: A Spotless Rose
JOHN DANKWORTH: Two Part-songs: Sleep On; Jenny kissed me
LENNOX BERKELEY: Serenade for Strings
BLISS: Pastoral
City of London Choir
The Holst Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)
£25.00
9.30pm
Dorchester Abbey
BRITISH POPULAR SONGS FROM STAGE, SCREEN AND WIRELESS

Leaning on a lamp post
On the crest of a wave
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Smile
Ali Baba's camel
The very thought of you
Hindustan
Roll on tomorrow
Poor little rich girl
Lady of Spain
The sunshine of your smile
I'd do anything
Startime
It's never too late to fall in love
New Foxtrot Serenaders £12.50
 
MONDAY 30 MAY
10.45am
Dorchester Abbey
HOWELLS: King David
QUILTER: Three Shakespeare Songs Op. 6
ELGAR: Sea Pictures
FINZI: Let us Garlands Bring Op. 18
FINZI: Come away come away death
FINZI: Who is Silvia
FINZI: Fear no more the heat o' the sun
FINZI: O mistress mine
FINZI: It was a lover and his lass
WARLOCK: An Old Song
WARLOCK: Consider
BRIDGE: Coleridge Settings
BRIDGE: Thy Hand in Mine
BRIDGE: Where She Lies Asleep
BRIDGE: Love went a riding
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)
James Baillieu (piano)
£20.00
2.15pm
Dorchester Abbey
HOLST: Suite no.1 in E flat
HOROVITZ: Euphonium Concerto
HOWELLS: Three Figures
ARNOLD: The Padstow Lifeboat
ELGAR: A Severn Suite
ALWYN: The Moor of Venice
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes
Jaguar Land Rover Band £20.00
5pm
Dorchester Village Hall
PRE-CONCERT TALK: William Hurlstone - our missing heritage John Humphries £4.00
5.45pm
The George
PRE-CONCERT BUFFET
Drinks included.
£15.00
7pm
Dorchester Abbey
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Serenade to Music
PAUL CARR: Violin Concerto
        WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
WALTON: Henry V Scenario
Bath Philharmonia
Jason Thornton (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin)
£25.00
 
 
The EMF reserves the right to change the programme details in any way without prior notice.