This 5 day course is primarily for pre-formed groups. Individuals are welcome to make enquiries. The members of the Bridge Quartet will give
daily coached sessions on 2 or more works chosen by the groups. There will also be a flexible mixture of master-classes, open rehearsals,
concerts and playing with the coaches.
EMF Concert Monday May 31st at 2.30pm with Roderick Williams (baritone) and Michael Dussek (piano)
St Marys Church, Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE - Gurney 'Western Playland' for baritone, piano and string quartet plus songs and quartets by Parry, Finzi, Delius and Holst.
Followed by CD launch at 5pm in The Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, RH12 1JF
CD LAUNCH of EMRCD065, Those Blue Remembered Hills.
Reception with prosecco and short talks from the artists
The full Programme may be viewed at https://www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2021-may-festival/programme.php
Booking opens for Friends of the EMF from Sunday 7th March; general booking on 15th March.
Bookings may be made through our box office at www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk/2021-may-festival/box-office.php
In 2018 The Bridge Quartet launched their 'Premieres Project' Just Giving site and in June that year raised £1900 towards the recording and CD launch.
Subsequently at the English Music Festival in May they presented a concert which thrilled and delighted the packed audience in Dorchester Abbey. Celebrated baritone Roderick Williams, the Bridge Quartet and pianist Michael Dussek performed Ivor Gurney’s ‘The Western Playland’ to tremendous acclaim. The same artists took this work into the recording studio at Potton Hall, Suffolk: the sessions also included the world première recording of Gurney’s String Quartet in D minor (1925),a rare survivor among Gurney string quartets, as well as songs by Gurney and Howells
A BIG THANK YOU! to all our supporters for helping to make this happen. We look forward to a time after lockdown when we can give an official CD launch. In the meantime stay safe and well and do enjoy this CD!