It is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Egerton Music Festival.
Even though we hope that we will all be able to move about with a little more freedom by the end of June, larger gatherings must surely wait until safety can be assured.
We hope we may be able to arrange a festival in mid-June 2021 and will circulate more details on our plans as soon as possible.
In the meantime, thank you for all of your support and stay safe and well.
£5 / £4 FOR MEMBERS OF EGERTON FILM SOCIETY
EGERTON FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:
All My Life's Buried Here: The Story of George Butterworth
THURS 25 JUNE - MILLENNIUM HALL
7 for 7.30pm
We are delighted to welcome as our special guest, independent film-maker Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz, who will introduce his lyrical new documentary film about George Butterworth, the composer and folk song collector, who was cut down in his prime on the Somme battlefield in 1916.
The film follows Butterworth’s life and includes much exceptional music, both classical and traditional, with a treasure trove of archival audio-visual material. With his friend Ralph Vaughan Williams he collected the folk songs of rural England, and the film includes many of Butterworth’s best known orchestral works. These include ‘The Banks of Green Willow’ and the ‘Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad’, with classic performances under conductor (and friend of Butterworth) Sir Adrian Boult, and give an insight into Butterworth’s composing process and contemporary reactions to his music. The film also explains what led Butterworth to destroy so much of his own work before his death, and covers the final moments before he is tragically killed on the front line.