‘SPIRITED’

Spirited is the Gazette of The English Music Festival and this immaculately presented, clearly set and cleanly designed publication brings to a global audience insightful, thought-provoking and stimulating articles on all subjects pertaining to English music and works by British composers. Further essays on British art, landscape, literature and culture serve to place the composers in their cultural context and provide a deeper level of interest and enlightenment. Each issue also features CD and book reviews, interviews with artists appearing at the Festival, and news of the Festival’s burgeoning UK and European Concerts Series, as well as a wealth of information from the large number of societies, organisations and museums which are a part of the EMF’s ground-breaking British Composer Organisations Scheme. No aficionado of English music can afford to be without this cornucopia of riches.

 

 

Please follow the links below to download a PDF version of the first issue; or, if you would like to submit an article to the Editor, please refer to the Guidelines for Contributors.

 

SPRING 2011 | ISSN 2049‑5587
PDF | 7.73MB

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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.