Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Dorchester Abbey
High Street
Dorchester on Thames
OX10 7HH


Herbert HowellsSerenade
Cecil Armstrong GibbsShade and Shine (For string orchestra)
Doreen CarwithenLento for Strings (arr. Kenneth Woods)
John IrelandElegy, from Downland Suite (arr. for strings)
Arthur BlissTwo Contrasts for String Orchestra
Rawsthorne AlanLight Music for Strings
Robin MilfordElegy: Duke of Monmouth
Frederick DeliusAir and Dance
Peter WarlockCapriol Suite
Gerald FinziRomance in E flat major, Op.11
George DysonWoodland Suite


John Andrews – Conductor

English Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

The English Music Festival celebrates the brilliance, innovation, beauty and rich musical heritage of Britain with a strong focus on unearthing overlooked or forgotten masterpieces of the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.

The seventeenth annual English Music Festival returns to Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire from Friday 24 May until Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2024.

Further information including the full programme is available on the English Music Festival's website

Tickets are on sale via the website and by means of a postal booking form. Full Festival and Day Passes are also available. Tickets for individual concerts will be available on the door, subject to availability.

Conductor, John Andrews

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