5:00pm, Saturday 10 MayChoral EvensongWestminster AbbeyMusic by Giles Swayne, Gustav Holst, and Henryk Górecki
7:30pm, Saturday 10 MayOpening Night ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe Choir of Royal Holloway, renowned for their performances of contemporary Baltic music, turn their attention to America for a programme of music which explores rich, colourful choral textures. As well as pieces from the ever-popular Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen, the choir will introduce recent works from Carson Cooman, Stephen Paulus and René Clausen, including the world premiere of Clausen’s setting of The Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster).
Sunday 11 May
10:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Ian Gilbert Coleman, Tim Ambler, Cecilia McDowall, and Daniel Knaggs
10:30am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistSt Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden SuburbMusic by David Loxley-Blount
11:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral MatinsHM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court PalaceMusic by Robert Walker and James MacMillan
11:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistOld Royal Naval College ChapelMusic by Matthew Hall, Judith Bingham, and Benjamin Pearson
11:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistThe Queen’s Chapel of the SavoyMusic by Gabriel Jackson, Kenneth Leighton, and Thomas Hewitt Jones
11:00am, Sunday 11 MayHigh MassSt Magnus the MartyrMusic by Nikolas Labrinakos, Thomas Nevell, and William Petter
11:00am, Sunday 11 MaySung EucharistHoly Trinity, Sloane SquareMusic by Philip Stopford and Edgar Bainton
11:30am, Sunday 11 MaySung EucharistSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Judith Bingham
5:45pm, Sunday 11 MayOrgan RecitalWestminster AbbeyDaniel Cook, Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey, presents a recital of contemporary transcriptions, including his own transcription of Duruflé’s Danse Lente from Trois Danses.
6:00pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Oliver Glynn, Cecilia McDowall, John Casken, Arlene Sierra, and Jonathan Dove
Monday 12 May
5:30pm, Monday 12 MayChoral EvensongSouthwark CathedralMusic by Jonathan Dove
9:00pm, Monday 12 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Philip Moore, and Alun Grafton
Tuesday 13 May
1:15pm, Tuesday 13 MayOrgan RecitalLincoln’s Inn ChapelMusic by Toby Young, James MacMillan, Cecilia McDowall, Alan Gibbs, Judith Bingham, and Francis Pott
2:30pm, Tuesday 13 MaySeminarKing’s College LondonLed by Professor Ben Quash, with Michael Berkeley, LFCCM composer-patron.
5:15pm, Tuesday 13 MayChoral EvensongKing’s College LondonMusic by Anthony Wilson and Robert Keeley
5:30pm, Tuesday 13 MayChoral EvensongSt George’s Chapel, WindsorMusic by Philip Radcliffe, Neil Cox, and Howard Skempton
5:30pm, Friday 16 MayConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchA concert of music by Peter Maxwell Davies, in celebration of his 80th birthday.
6:00pm, Friday 16 MayConcertThe National GalleryPalestrina’s famous Missa Papae Marcelli, interspersed with motets by contemporary British composers including Gregory Rose, Ronald Corp, Tarik O’Regan, Richard Pantcheff, Cecilia McDowall, and Alexander L’Estrange
Saturday 17 May
4:00pm, Saturday 17 MayOrgan RecitalBloomsbury Central Baptist ChurchMartin Stacey, organist of St Dominic’s Priory, performs his own five-movement symphony “Hymn of the Pearl” for organ.
7:00pm, Saturday 17 MayPre-concert talkSt Pancras Parish ChurchGavin Bryars in conversation about his music, and tonight’s programme.
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayHigh MassAll Saints, Margaret StreetMusic by Richard Rodney Bennett and John McCabe
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayChoral EucharistChrist Church, ChelseaMusic by Robin Burlton, James Walton, Louisa Sullivan, Gareth Wilson, and Robert Busiakiewicz
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayChoral MatinsHoly Trinity, Prince Consort RoadMusic by Timothy Roe
11:00am, Sunday 18 MaySung EucharistHoly Trinity, Sloane SquareMusic by Herbert Howells
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayChoral MatinsThe Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital, ChelseaMusic by Gareth Wilson, Simon Biazeck, Jonathan Dove, and Olivier Messiaen
11:00am, Sunday 18 MaySung EucharistSt George’s, Hanover SquareMusic by Tapio Tuomela, Antony le Fleming, Paul Ayres, and Frederick Frahm
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayChoral EucharistSt Marylebone Parish ChurchMusic by Nico Muhly, Deborah Pritchard, and Steven Grahl
11:00am, Sunday 18 MayMorning ServiceMethodist Central HallMusic by Alexander Brent, Christopher Steel, and Ernest Macmillan
11:15am, Sunday 18 MaySung MatinsThe Chapel Royal, St James’ PalaceMusic by Humphrey Clucas, Philip Moore, Christopher Dearnley, and James MacMillan
11:15am, Sunday 18 MayChoral MatinsThe Temple ChurchMusic by David Bednall and John Tavener
2:00pm, Sunday 18 MayOrgan RecitalSt Marylebone Parish ChurchSteven Grahl (Organist and Director of Music, St Marylebone Church, and Assistant Organist, New College Oxford) gives a recital including of contemporary British music, including works by John McCabe, Toby Young, Ian Farrington, James MacMillan.
3:15pm, Sunday 18 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Giles Swayne
4:45pm, Sunday 18 MayOrgan RecitalSt Paul’s CathedralA recital of works for organ and trumpet, performed by Richard Moore and Ellie Lovegrove.
6:00pm, Sunday 18 MayChoral EvensongHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by John Tavener, Giles Swayne, James Sherlock, and Francis Pott
6:00pm, Sunday 18 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Toby Young, Francis Pott, Robert Hanson, Daniel Knaggs, and Thomas Hyde
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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