7.30pm, Saturday 18 May 2024
St George’s Bloomsbury, WC1A 2SA

Detail from the Unicorn Tapestries

This is a ticketed event. Tickets £15 / £12. Book online at Ticketsource. Door sales available, card payments only.

Performers

The LFCCM Festival Singers
Alastair Carey Direction

Programme

Festival commissionCall for Scores submissionWorld premiereUK premiereLondon premiere

A selection of the medieval “unicorn” tapestries, portraying key moments in the life of Christ, are accompanied by contemporary sacred music from the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project in this depiction of the journey from Advent to Easter.

Alastair Carey

Alastair Carey Alastair Carey has been involved in choral performance since the age of six. He has performed, recorded and broadcast throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, appearing as a vocal performer with ensembles including The Gabrieli Consort, The Oxford Camerata, The Brabant Ensemble, and The Nederlandse Bachvereniging in performances ranging from the BBC Proms to the Leipzig Bach Festival. As a conductor, Alastair has directed concerts in Asia, Australasia, Europe, and throughout the United Kingdom, including award-winning performances at competitions in the European Grand Prix in Spain and the World Choir Games in South Korea.

The LFCCM Festival Singers

The Festival’s own professional vocal ensemble, The LFCCM Festival Singers, expands and augments the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church with additional singers from London’s world-class choral institutions. Most members of the ensemble have come from a collegiate background and gone on to study as postgraduate students at one of the London conservatoires. This combination of superb sight-reading and world-class vocal training gives the group tremendous flexibility, enabling the performance of a repertory that spans five centuries: ranging from motets from the Eton Choirbook to new commissions by composers such as Roxanna Panufnik, Michael Berkeley, Cecilia McDowall, Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy, Gabriel Jackson, Francis Pott, Sebastian Forbes, Francis Grier, Kerry Andrew, Antony Pitts, and many more.