8:00pm, Saturday 6 MayOpening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Ionian Singers, directed by Timothy Salter. Programme includes works by Philip Cashian, John Casken, Jonathan Harvey, Helen Grime, Timothy Salter, Knut Nystedt, David Matthews, William Byrd, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Gibbons.
Sunday 7 May
10:00am, Sunday 7 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Francis Pott, Alan Gibbs, Jonathan Harvey, and Hilary Tann
5:00pm, Sunday 7 MayOrgan RecitalSt Paul’s CathedralPerformed by Huw Williams, Sub Organist, St Paul’s Cathedral. Programme includes works by Jiri Ropek, Anton Heiller, Judith Bingham, and Kenneth Leighton.
6:00pm, Sunday 7 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Roxanna Panufnik, Christopher Batchelor, Michael Finnissy, Tarik O’Regan, and Gerre Hancock
7:00pm, Sunday 7 MayConcertSt George’s, Hanover SquarePerformed by The Queldryk Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Ayres. Programme: Messyah and 4A Wreck: interventions in works by Handel and Fauré, by Paul Ayres.
Monday 8 May
5:00pm, Monday 8 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Malcolm Archer, Philip Moore, and John Rutter
9:00pm, Monday 8 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Paul Ayres, Christopher Batchelor, Antony Pitts, and Andrew McBirnie
Tuesday 9 May
1:15pm, Tuesday 9 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Natalie Raybould, soprano, and Paul Ayres, organ and piano. Programme includes works by Edmund Rubbra, Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Berkeley, Francis Pott, James MacMillan, and Paul Ayres.
5:30pm, Tuesday 9 MayLive Music, Composition and Contemporary Dance EventSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe culmination of collaborations between student composers from The London College of Music with choreographers and dancers from The London Contemporary Dance School (The Place).
Wednesday 10 May
4:00pm, Wednesday 10 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchBroadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Thursday 11 May
1:15pm, Thursday 11 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Extrasystole Ensemble, directed by Duncan Stubbs. Programme includes music by Steve Reich, J S Bach, and Paul Edis.
5:30pm, Thursday 11 MayInstrumental RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The London College of Music String Ensemble, directed by Susanne Stanzeleit and Andrew Zolinsky, with Jonas Brolin, trumpet.
Friday 12 May
2:00pm, Friday 12 MayWho was Handel?The Foundling MuseumAn interactive children’s event, with The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor, with Paul Ayres, organ. Performed in The Picture Gallery of The Foundling Museum.
5:30pm, Friday 12 MayRecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles. Programme includes works by Julian Anderson, Adam Gorb, Robin Holloway, Thomas Adès, and Judith Bingham.
Saturday 13 May
7:30pm, Saturday 13 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Francis Pott
8:00pm, Saturday 13 MayGala ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Vasari Singers, directed by Jeremy Backhouse, with James Gilchrist, tenor, and Jeremy Filsell, organ.
Sunday 14 May
10:00am, Sunday 14 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by James MacMillan, Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, Richard Rodney Bennett, and Ad Wammes
6:00pm, Sunday 14 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Cecilia McDowall, Thomas Tunnard, Diana Burrell, Patrick Gowers, and Guy Bovet
As composer and founder-patron of The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, I have keenly watched it grow from its beginnings more than a decade ago. The Festival quickly became an established and much valued event in London’s musical calendar, bringing proper attention to the vital place of new music in the church’s repertoire. Indeed, it would now be hard to envisage the month of May without the enjoyment of this exciting enterprise.
Sebastian Forbes, composer Patron
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