English Music Festival concerts

Tickets now available for online viewing of December English Music Festival concerts

The English Music Fesstival (EMF) are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the online screenings of their two concerts, held at St Mary’s Church in Horsham last month. The films are priced £12 each, or £20 for both films; you can view the full programmes here: www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2020-christmas-concerts/programme.php, and tickets are available to purchase here: www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2020-christmas-concerts/film-tickets/01-selection.php.

The first film features a harp / harp and piano recital in the first half, with a number of delightful works by composers such as Britten and Rutter, while the second half features Parry’s Freundschaftslieder followed by A Christmas Garland, comprising captivating and beautiful commissions from Cecilia McDowall, David Matthews, Paul Carr, Richard Blackford, Roderick Williams, Paul Lewis, John Pickard, Thomas Hewitt Jones, Richard Pantcheff and Graham Keitch. The second concert, given by vocal quartet Oxford Liedertafel, with sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious (and always entertaining) readings by celebrated countertenor James Bowman, includes carols and part-songs by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Sullivan, Tallis, Byrd, Henry VIII, Dowland, Campion and Cornysh.

The full Programme Book is also available to purchase as a companion to the films, either as a PDF or a hard copy, sent to you by post. Please visit www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk for further information.