THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates Britain's rich musical heritage by showcasing the brilliance, innovation and beauty of English music.
Whilst ranging from the timeless delights of Tallis and Byrd to the power and drama of Howells and Britten, the focal point of Festival is the early twentieth century — the Golden Renaissance of English music. As well as commissioning thrilling but accessible new works in the English tradition, the EMF is devoted to keeping important works by major British composers in the repertoire, and to resurrecting the many forgotten gems by a host of lesser-known composers, whose exquisitely crafted works never fail to surprise and enchant.

Each English Music Festival is a dynamic and inspiring event, and all ten Festivals thus far have demonstrated just how exciting this music is; with each Festival, the EMF not only fulfills the ever-increasing demand for live performances of these all-too-often unheard works, but also plays a seminal role in restoring English music to its rightful place in the repertoire.

Our record label, EM Records, and publishing arm EM Publishing, take our work to a new level, further facilitating accessibility of these rare and wonderful pieces by enabling listeners worldwide to experience these works for themselves, and giving performers previously-denied access to scores.

I do hope that you will support us in future Festivals and help us restore this glorious music to national recognition.

Em Marshall-Luck, Founder-Director

Em Marshall-Luck
Founder-Director Em Marshall-Luck

Founder and Managing Director:Em Marshall-Luck
Trustees:Nick Walker (Chairman) · Em Marshall-Luck · Tim Daniell · Rupert Marshall-Luck · Philip Davies
Chairman of Friends’ Scheme: Julian LLoyd Webber
Vice-Chairman of Friends’ Scheme: Andrew Neill
Friends’ Scheme Secretary: Susan Kydd
Local Friends’ Group Chairman: Robin Sawers
Programme Book and Spirited Editor: Robin Sawers
Stage Managers: Tim Daniell · Helen MacFarlane
Financial Advisor: John Francis
Publicity Officer: Karen Fletcher
British Composer Organisation Scheme Secretary: Rachel Sutton
Private Secretary to the Founder-Director: Ken Dance

The English Music Festival is registered as a Charity number 1161268
Main office: (temporarily unavailable)