LFCCM 2024: Friday 10 May - Sunday 19 May
This year’s Festival takes place from 10 May to 19 May, encompassing Ascension Day, Ascension Sunday, and Pentecost, with concerts, organ recitals, and liturgical services taking place across London. A detailed Festival programme will be published on 10 April.
Take part in LFCCM 2024
Churches and church musicians across London are warmly invited to take part in 2024’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.
Make the LFCCM part of your Legacy
Artistic groups across the United Kingdom have seen funding cuts and financial pressures since the global coronavirus pandemic. In the face of challenges like these, the secure future of classical music in this country can no longer be taken for granted.
The LFCCM’s endowment fund ensures the Festival’s ongoing financial security and independence for generations to come.
Review LFCCM 2023
LFCCM 2023’s ten-day programme included concerts at St Pancras Parish Church and Hampstead Parish Church, liturgical services at more than 30 churches across London, and a particular focus on celebrating the 75th birthday of Michael Berkeley, the 80th birthday of Philip Moore, and the 20th anniversary of Christopher Batchelor’s founding and artistic leadership of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
- “Blesséd Cecilia”: new music celebrating Christopher Batchelor’s leadership of the LFCCM
- “A Berkeley Celebration”: choral and instrumental music by Michael Bekerley and Lennox Berkeley
- “Cymbals and Dances”: organ and dance recital
- “Music for Four, Five, and Six Voices”: choral music by William Byrd, Tarik O’Regan, Judith Bingham, Anthony Powers, Cecilia McDowall, and Gail Randall
- “Lo, God is here”: choral music by Philip Moore and Stephen Dodgson
- Complete LFCCM 2023 programme
Meet the Composers
LFCCM 2023’s opening concert, “Blesséd Cecilia”, saw composers from across the UK come together to collaborate on new music celebrating 20 years of Christopher Batchelor’s founding and leadership of the LFCCM. We talked to five of the composers involved for our “Meet the Composer” series.
About the Festival
The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music was founded in 2002 with the aim of showcasing contemporary sacred music in both service and concert. Based at St Pancras Parish Church, London, the LFCCM has grown to include more than fifty 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 sacred music for choir and organ.