Festival News

LFCCM 2020 is postponed until 2021

LFCCM 2020, which was scheduled to take place between Saturday 9 May and Sunday 17 May 2020, will be postponed until 2021. Why are you taking this action? Government and ecclesiastical advice is unanimous: it is not safe, either for performers or audience members, to hold liturgical services or concerts during the global coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the Festival…

Celebrate Ceciliatide at St Pancras Parish Church

St Pancras Parish Church celebrates Ceciliatide this year with two very special performances of Festival commissions. These two Choral Evensong services feature works first performed at The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, commissioned from funds generously provided by private patrons and funding partners. Both services are open to all, and after each service there will be an opportunity for…

Meet the Composer: Deborah Pritchard

Deborah Pritchard’s The Heavens Declare received its premiere performance on Wednesday 15 May at choral evensong broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. We wanted to know more about Deborah and her new work. Who or what has been the single biggest influence on your work? Painting from an early age. Tell us something about how you discovered composition or why you…

Meet the Composer: Bernard Hughes

Bernard Hughes’s Seek the Peace of the City received its premiere performance on Wednesday 15 May at choral evensong broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. We wanted to know more about Bernard and his new composition. Who or what has been the single biggest influence on your work? The big looming figure for me has always been Stravinsky, since hearing…

Meet the Composer: Ewan Campbell

Ewan Campbell’s Wandering Lighthouses received its premiere performance on Saturday 11 May 2019 at the opening concert of LFCCM 2019, performed by Simon Desbruslais, Ellie Lovegrove, and Peter Foggitt. We wanted to know more about this exciting composer and his new composition. Who or what has been the single biggest influence on your work? The experience of performing music is probably…

Kerry AndrewThe LFCCM offers a unique opportunity to hear new music in a setting steeped in English tradition, with programming of existing work and new commissions premiered in the capital’s most iconic churches. Its support of emerging and established composers in creating living, breathing sacred music is invaluable.

Kerry Andrew, composer & performer
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