Festival News

Review of "A Berkeley Celebration", July 2023

… If [sacred choral music] is not to be consigned to history, it needs to be maintained, refreshed, renewed. And playing no small part in that endeavour is The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music which has just had its 2023 season with events spread across 40 or so venues around the capital. LFCCM sets out to encourage composers of…

Meet the Composer: Janet Wheeler

Composers from across the UK came together in late 2022 and early 2023 to collaborate on new music dedicated to LFCCM founder Christopher Batchelor in recognition of two decades of his championing the cause of contemporary sacred music. In this series, we talk to a number of the composers involved in the project. Today, we’re talking with composer and educator…

Meet the Composer: Sarah Cattley

Composers from across the UK came together in late 2022 and early 2023 to collaborate on new music dedicated to LFCCM founder Christopher Batchelor in recognition of two decades of his championing the cause of contemporary sacred music. In this series, we talk to a number of the composers involved in the project. Today, we’re talking with emerging young composer…

Meet the Composer: Paul Ayres

Composers from across the UK came together in late 2022 and early 2023 to collaborate on new music dedicated to LFCCM founder Christopher Batchelor in recognition of two decades of his championing the cause of contemporary sacred music. In this series, we talk to a number of the composers involved in the project. Today, we’re talking with widely performed and…

Meet the Composer: Edmund Jolliffe

Composers from across the UK came together in late 2022 and early 2023 to collaborate on new music dedicated to LFCCM founder Christopher Batchelor in recognition of two decades of his championing the cause of contemporary sacred music. In this series, we talk to a number of the composers involved in the project. Today, we’re talking with celebrated choral and…

Meet the Composer: David McGregor

Composers from across the UK came together in late 2022 and early 2023 to collaborate on new music dedicated to LFCCM founder Christopher Batchelor in recognition of two decades of his championing the cause of contemporary sacred music. In this series, we talk to a number of the composers involved in the project. Today, we’re talking with singer and composer…

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 and performer
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