About the Festival
The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music was founded in 2002 with the aim of showcasing contemporary liturgical music in both service and concert. Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the LFCCM has grown to include more than 70 events in venues across London and beyond, dozens of composers, hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members, both live and online, showcasing the very best in contemporary liturgical music for choir and organ. The next Festival takes place in 2019, from 11 – 19 May.
Take part in the Festival
Churches and church musicians across London are warmly invited to take part in 2019’s Festival. It’s easy to participate – simply programme contemporary music at any one of your regular services taking place during the Festival period. Taking part in the Festival is a great way of expanding the breadth and variety of repertoire in your music programme, and helps foster the continuing composition of new music for the church.
2018’s nine-day programme from 12 – 20 May featured concerts in London, an away day in Cambridge, six new commissions including a brand new musical setting of the entire order of compline, and premiere performances in services across London from our increasingly international Call for Scores.
- Review the Festival Brochure, including a welcome from Artistic Director Christopher Batchelor and an overview of all the Festival’s events in 2018
- Discover more about five of the composers taking part in the Festival in our Meet the Composer series: Nicholas O’Neill, Philip Cooke, Miriam Mackie, Ben Rowarth and Diana Burrell
The LFCCM is a precious and unique opportunity for the annual showcasing of new sacred works at the highest possible level. It thoroughly deserves its important place in the spectrum of contemporary music in London.
Gregory Rose, conductor & composer