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.
Call for Scores 2018 is now open
Call for Scores is an open competition for music to be performed at the next Festival, with composers around the world warmly invited to submit new compositions. Last year’s Call for Scores received more than 150 submissions. The next Call for Scores, for music to be performed at 2019’s Festival, is open now and runs until 30 November 2018. You can submit your music using one of three submission tracks: youth submissions for composers aged 18 and younger, personal submissions for unpublished works, and commercial submissions for published works.
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 this year
- 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