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FRIENDS’ SCHEME

The EMF Friends’ Scheme offers you the chance to support the important work of the Festival. The EMF receives no governmental or major, long-term corporate funding; so the generosity of our Friends is invaluable in enabling the Festival to expand and develop.

 

The Friends’ Scheme has seven tiers, each offering an extensive range of benefits; and these are detailed below.

ALLY

£25 annual donation

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

SUPPORTER

£50 annual donation

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

ADVOCATE

£100 annual donation

Advance booking

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Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

COMPANION

£250 annual donation

Free EMF Programme Book

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Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

ASSOCIATE

£500 annual donation

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

CHAMPION

£1,000 annual donation

Reserved seating in Dorchester Abbey

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

BENEFACTOR

£2,500 annual donation

Free tickets to any EMF concert of your choice up to a value of £105

Reserved seating in Dorchester Abbey

Free ticket to a late-evening concert of your choice

Free EMF Programme Book

Advance booking

Free copy of the EMF Gazette, ‘Spirited’

Invitation to exclusive EMF Friends’ parties, receptions and events

Your name in the Festival Programme

Access to EMF Friends-only EMF Odyssey trips

HOW TO JOIN

If you would like to join the Friends’ Scheme and thereby help to secure the long-term future of the Festival, please follow this link to make a donation online. Alternatively, email the Festival Director, Em Marshall-Luck, at em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk for a brochure and application form.

 

 

LATEST NEWS

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2022 May EMF. This year, the Festival is scheduled to return to Oxfordshire, with events held in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey as well as at the Silk Hall at Radley College and the historic All Saints’ Church at Sutton Courtenay. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, is available on this page. Public booking will open on 15 March, with tickets available through our online Box Office and by post.

A very warm “thank you” to all who helped with the Christmas Concerts in Corbridge: to the community at St Andrew’s Church for welcoming us to their beautiful building and for making such a wonderful setting available to us; to the artists, for their superbly uplifting performances; to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help ensure the smooth running of the event; and, as always, to our audiences, for their heart-warming support and appreciation.

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.