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Review LFCCM 2022
LFCCM 2022 included 58 events between Saturday 7 May and Sunday 15 May 2022.
Saturday 7 May
1:00pm, Saturday 7 May“The Hymnody of Ralph Vaughan Williams”: Simon Wright with the Choir of St Pancras Parish ChurchSt Pancras Parish Church2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. In this interactive workshop, Simon Wright, an expert on the hymnody of Vaughan Williams at Oxford University Press, explains how the composer created his iconic hymn tunes from a varied range of sources, transforming them into cornerstones of modern English hymnody. Simon’s presentation is accompanied by musical examples provided by the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church.
7:00pm, Saturday 7 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchGregory Rose discusses the music and its context ahead of tonight’s Gala Concert at St Pancras Parish Church.
7:30pm, Saturday 7 May“Hands, Eyes, and Heart”: Vaughan Williams, Bingham, and CookeSt Pancras Parish ChurchUrsula Wood married Ralph Vaughan Williams in the vestry chapel of St Pancras Parish Church in 1953. The Festival celebrates this occasion, and the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth, with the world premiere of a specially commissioned choral arrangement of his Four Last Songs, alongside his Mass in G Minor, choral works by Judith Bingham, and the world premiere of Phillip Cooke’s new Festival Te Deum.
Sunday 8 May
10:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Alan Gibbs, Bernard Hughes, Judith Bingham, and Michael Berkeley
10:30am, Sunday 8 MaySung MassSt George’s BloomsburyMusic by Sonny Fielding and Ralph Vaughan Williams
10:30am, Sunday 8 MayMorning PrayerEton College Lower ChapelMusic by Matthew Martin and James MacMillan
10:30am, Sunday 8 MaySung Holy CommunionHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by Paul Edis
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayEucharistSt Paul’s Church, KnightsbridgeMusic by Kerensa Briggs
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral MatinsHM Chapel Royal, Tower of LondonMusic by Kenneth Leighton and Gordon Jacob
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistThe St Marylebone CE School (Sixth Form Site)Music by Bertie Baigent, Cecilia McDowall, and Howard Goodall
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayParish MassSt Patrick’s, Soho SquareMusic by James MacMillan and Stefan Bednarczyk
11:00am, Sunday 8 MaySung EucharistSt George’s, Hanover SquareMusic by Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, Ben Parry, and Daniel Saleeb
11:30am, Sunday 8 MayHoly CommunionSt James Church, West HampsteadMusic by Philip Godfrey, Howard Goodall, and Harold Darke
5:00pm, Sunday 8 MayEvensongSt Bartholomew the GreatMusic by Philip Wilby
5:00pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by Judith Bingham, Howard Skempton, Gabriel Jackson, Mark Zang, Christopher Ouvry-Johns, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, and Thierry Escaich
5:30pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongSt Bride’s ChurchMusic by Grayston Ives, Matthew Martin, Kerensa Briggs, Liz Deane, and Janet Wheeler
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MaySolemn MassSt Mary of the Angels, BayswaterMusic by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Elizabeth Coxhead, Daniele Croce, Richard Nye, and Phillip Cooke
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MayEvensong and Benediction All Saints, Margaret StreetMusic by Anna Semple
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Samuel Kemp, Christopher Upton, David Fawcett, Christopher Batchelor, Will Sims, Alan Gibbs, and Judith Weir
6:30pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongSt Mary Magdalene, RichmondMusic by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Philip Moore, Alexander Knight, Alexander L’Estrange, Lennox Berkeley, Clement Cotterill Scholefield, and Percy Whitlock
Monday 9 May
6:00pm, Monday 9 MayChoral EvensongSt Michael, CornhillMusic by John Rutter, James Cryer, John Bertalot, Charles Villiers Stanford, Rhiannon Randle, and Francis Pott
7:30pm, Monday 9 May“Contrapunctus”: A Brief History of MassSt Pancras Parish ChurchThis concert places a new Missa Brevis by Alastair Borthwick in the context of 16th-century English sacred music, with works by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd. Music both ancient and modern is interspersed with readings in Old and Middle English that relate to the Latin text of the Mass, painting a broader picture of the world out of which musical Mass settings emerged.
Tuesday 10 May
5:30pm, Tuesday 10 May“Cymbals and Dances”St Pancras Parish ChurchDancers from the London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Paul Plummer in this presentation of newly-choreographed dances to organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.
Wednesday 11 May
1:15pm, Wednesday 11 MayLunchtime ConcertRoyal HollowayMusic by Nathan James Dearden
1:15pm, Wednesday 11 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Howard Skempton, James MacMillan, Stuart Rea, Anselm Elis McDonnell, Julian Jarvis, and Samuel Kemp
Thursday 12 May
1:15pm, Thursday 12 May“Retrospective”: 20 Years of Commissioning New MusicSt Pancras Parish ChurchFounded in 2002, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music has been promoting and performing new sacred music for 20 years. In this lunchtime recital, Artistic Director and Festival founder Christopher Batchelor presents some of his favourite selections from the past 20 years of new sacred music at St Pancras Parish Church.
5:30pm, Thursday 12 MayOrgan Recital by the Organists of Highgate SchoolSt Pancras Parish ChurchA delightful recital programme of contemporary organ music performed by the organ teachers and students of Highgate School.
6:15pm, Thursday 12 MayEvensongRoyal HollowayMusic by Anthony Piccolo, Matthew Coleridge, and Nathan James Dearden
Friday 13 May
1:15pm, Friday 13 May“Da pacem, Domine”St Pancras Parish ChurchThe Byron Consort of Harrow School performs a programme of contemporary choral music focussing on commemoration and remembrance, with music by Kenneth Leighton, Geraint Lewis, William Mathias, Hilarion Afleyev, Ola Gjeilo, Robin Orr, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, and Roxanna Panufnik.
5:45pm, Friday 13 May“The Clouded Heaven”: Choral Music by Judith BinghamSt Pancras Parish ChurchA beautiful programme of choral works by Judith Bingham to celebrate her 70th birthday in 2022, alongside music by Grace-Evangeline Mason, Michael Cryne, and Hugh Wood.
Saturday 14 May
7:30pm, Saturday 14 May“Dazzling Light”: Choral Music for 40 VoicesSt Pancras Parish ChurchA stunning programme of ancient and modern repertoire for large-scale choirs performed by The Lacock Scholars, featuring the iconic “Spem in alium” by Thomas Tallis, the ethereal “Ecce beatam lucem” by Alessandro Striggio, and contemporary works for 40-part choirs by David Bednall, Gabriel Jackson, and Alec Roth.
Sunday 15 May
10:00am, Sunday 15 MaySung EucharistSt Mary-at-Finchley Parish ChurchMusic by Margaret Poston and Thomas Hewitt Jones
10:00am, Sunday 15 MaySung Family Mass St George’s Cathedral SouthwarkMusic by Frederick Stocken and Cecilia McDowall
10:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistSt Stephen’s, DulwichMusic by Frederick Bridge, Philip Stopford, Francis Jackson, Thomas Hewitt Jones, and Howard Goodall
10:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Tim Ambler, Nicholas O’Neill, Stuart Rea, Jonathan Dove, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Paul Davis
10:15am, Sunday 15 MaySung EucharistSt John the Baptist, WimbledonMusic by David Fawcett
10:30am, Sunday 15 MayParish CommunionSt John the Evangelist, RedhillMusic by Tamsin Jones and Timothy Hamilton
10:30am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistAll Saints Church, FulhamMusic by Jonathan Wikeley, Ruth Gipps, and Richard Shephard
10:30am, Sunday 15 MaySung Holy CommunionHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by Peter Tranchell, Geoffrey Webber, and Huw Watkins
10:30am, Sunday 15 MaySung MassSt Saviour’s, PimlicoMusic by Lucy Walker, Jonathan Dove, Eleanor Daley, and Patrick Gowers
11:00am, Sunday 15 MaySung Latin MassOur Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas MoreMusic by Stuart Beatch and Ian Gilbert Coleman
11:00am, Sunday 15 MaySolemn High MassSt Magnus the MartyrMusic by Anthony Esland, Grayston Ives, and Stuart Beatch
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayMorning WorshipMethodist Central HallMusic by Sarah MacDonald and Nathan James
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayHigh MassAll Saints, Margaret StreetMusic by Philip Moore
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistSt Bride’s ChurchMusic by Judith Bingham and Michael Wolniakowski
11:00am, Sunday 15 MaySung EucharistHM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court PalaceMusic by Philip Moore and Andrew Smith
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral MatinsThe Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital, ChelseaMusic by Sarah MacDonald, Ben Parry, William Vann, Roderick Williams, Jonathan Dove, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Morgan Hayes
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistThe Queen’s Chapel of the SavoyMusic by Timothy Hamilton and Martyn Noble
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayMassSt Cuthbert’s ChurchMusic by William Lloyd Webber and Edmund Jolliffe
11:00am, Sunday 15 MaySung MassChrist Church, ChelseaMusic by Alice Rivers, Gareth Wilson, and David Bevan
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral MatinsHM Chapel Royal, Tower of LondonMusic by Humphrey Clucas, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Thomas Tallis
11:00am, Sunday 15 MayHigh MassSt Mary’s Bourne StreetMusic by Will Harmer and Philip Weller
12:00pm, Sunday 15 MaySung Solemn MassSt George’s Cathedral SouthwarkMusic by Nicholas Wilton and Kerry Andrew
5:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongHampstead Parish ChurchMusic by Jon Laukvik, Lucy Walker, Gabriel Jackson, Philip Moore, Peter Foggitt, and Cecilia McDowall
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MaySolemn MassSt Mary of the Angels, BayswaterMusic by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edmund Jolliffe, William Petter, Aurélien Hallopeau, and Patrick Gardner
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Janet Wheeler, Christopher Batchelor, Gregory Rose, Elliott Park, Sebastian Forbes, William Petter, and Cecilia McDowall
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongAll Saints Church, FulhamMusic by Elliott Park, Jonathan Wikeley, and Peter Tranchell
6:30pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongSt Michael’s Church, HighgateMusic by Paul Dean, Humphrey Clucas, and Herbert Brewer