Edington Music Festival Association
For one week in August every year since 1956, Edington has hosted a Festival of Music within the Liturgy in its magnificent fourteen-century priory church. Singers from many of the great cathedral and collegiate choirs come together to take part in a unique spiritual event where religious music and carefully planned liturgy combine to create uplifting and stimulating services. Four times a day for seven days, the daily round of Matins, Eucharist, Evensong and Compline fill the beautiful space that is Edington Priory.
A significant part of the festival's financial support comes from the generosity of those attending services who contribute to the collections. The musicians themselves also pay for the privilege of taking part in the week. Yet ever increasing costs mean that our finances are severely stretched. Any artistic project needs a sound financial base to provide present security and scope for future growth.
With this in mind, the Edington Music Festival Association was formed in 2000.
Membership of the Association gives the festival a more assured financial future, encourages stronger links amongst the festival community and allows dedicated supporters an opportunity to become an integral part of its future development.
One of the key ways in which the Association can ensure the long-term success of the festival is by the awarding of grants. Each grant request is carefully considered against the criteria laid down in the constitution. Recent grants have been made for: commissioning new works; CD recording; purchasing choir robes; hire of chamber organ.
A minimum annual subscription of £10.00 will give you membership and a regular mailing of the Association Newsletter.
Membership Application Form for Edington Music Festival Association (PDF)
(This form requires a signature under the terms of the Gift Aid provisions of the Charities Commission; please print out the form and return to the EMFA Membership Secretary, Joy Cooke, at the address shown on the form.)
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