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 sixty 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.
Review 2019’s Festival
LFCCM 2019’s nine-day programme included concerts and recitals in London, outreach events in Oxford, five new commissions for choral evensong, and premiere performances in services across London of new music submitted to our Call for Scores project by composers around the world.
- Listen again to Choral Evensong broadcast live from St Pancras Parish Church, including the Festival’s new commissions for choral evensong
- Read an overview of highlights in the Festival
- 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 three of the composers taking part in the Festival in our Meet the Composer series: Ewan Campbell, Bernard Hughes, and Deborah Pritchard
- Read programme notes for the Opening Concert, the Choral Recital, Night Prayer: Compline Renewed, the Rush Hour Recital, and the Gala Concert
Take part in LFCCM 2020
Composers around the world are warmly invited to submit new music to the Festival’s Call for Scores project, an open submission for new church music for composers of all ages and experience levels. The next Call for Scores runs from 1 September to 15 November 2019, for selection and performance in May 2020.
Churches and church musicians across London are warmly invited to take part in 2020’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.