The Independent, Review May 2010

London Festival of Contemporary Church Music by Michael Church **** Professional critics who take their hatchets to amateur performances should beware: as a member of Highgate Choral Society, I know whereof I speak. This 180-strong group has a venerable history, and a rather good opinion of itself: it learns new music quickly, and contains within… Read more →

Church Times Review, May 2009

Nine days of the serious stuff by Roderic Dunnett The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, based at St Pancras Church, has filled a huge gap in the church-music calendar. In effect (as its Norwich equivalent used to be), the festival is a compact, nine-day showcase of what is happening in the field of serious… Read more →

Church Times Review, June 2007

A ‘Proms’ of Mass and canticle by Roderic Dunnett Since the demise of Norwich Cathedral’s Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the torch for encouraging the commissioning and performance of new church music has passed to the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, based at St Pancras Church under its versatile artistic director, Christopher Batchelor. Now… Read more →

Church Times Review, June 2006

New ways with the canticles THE London Festival of Contemporary Church Music does, as they say, what it says on the tin. A week-long celebration at St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor, it is now in its fifth year. It is a noble enterprise, and it was good to see it gain additional… Read more →