Enter the Nova Consort Composition Competition

Nova Consort invites composers to submit a short work for SSATB consort on the theme of “Animals” by 31 August 2024 for selection and video recording later this year. For more details, including prize details and submission guidelines, visit the competition website.

Take part in LFCCM 2025

Composers around the world are warmly invited to submit new music to the Festival’s Call for Scores project, an open submission process for new church music. Selected submissions will be performed at LFCCM 2025 in May next year.

Call for Scores is open from 16 September until 20 October for personal submissions, and from 11 November until 20 January 2025 for youth submissions for composers aged 21 and younger.

Churches and church musicians across London are warmly invited to take part in 2025’s Festival in May next year. 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.

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Review LFCCM 2024

LFCCM 2024’s ten-day programme included concerts at Hampstead Parish Church and St George’s Bloomsbury, liturgical services at nearly 30 churches across London, and a particular focus on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stephen Dodgson and highlighting new compositions submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.

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.

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.