The English Music Festival heads to Horsham

The English Music Festival (EMF) comes to Horsham on October 9 and 10 to celebrate Britain's rich musical heritage by showcasing “the brilliance, innovation and beauty of works by British composers.”

Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 12:00 pm
English Music Festival Emma Halnan_Flute; Heather Wrighton_Harp

EMF administrative assistant Susie Walsh said: “Our programmes span mediaeval music through to contemporary music, with a focus on the Golden Renaissance of English Music – the late-19th to early-20th centuries and an emphasis on unearthing works that have been overlooked or forgotten.

“The EMF is delighted to be playing a part in re-starting live music-making in the UK; our autumn festival will this year be held in Horsham, at St. Mary’s Church, on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10.

“The opening concert on Friday evening includes violin sonatas by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Delius while the Saturday morning piano recital features music with a local Sussex connection by Elgar, Holst, Bridge, Bax, Ireland and Parry. The afternoon concert is a lovely programme for flute and harp, while the Saturday evening concert celebrates less well-known baroque gems.”

For the full programme of the festival, to book tickets online and for further information visit

Alternatively, contact founder-director Em Marshall-Luck at [email protected] or on 07808 473889.

Susie added: “The Festival will be following all Government and World Health Organisation recommendations and policies to keep our audiences safe.”

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