7:30pm, Saturday 8 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Robert Saxton
8:00pm, Saturday 8 MayOpening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor
Sunday 9 May
10:00am, Sunday 9 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Andrew McBirnie, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Alexander L’Estrange
6:00pm, Sunday 9 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Paul Ayres, Michael Berkeley, Anthony Powers, and Edwin Roxburgh
Monday 10 May
2:15pm, Monday 10 MayComposers’ MasterclassSt Pancras Parish ChurchLed by Diana Burrell and Francis Pott, featuring works by students from The London College of Music and Media, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The University of Surrey
1:15pm, Tuesday 11 MayContemporary Dance RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchLive music and dance collaboration between dancers and choreographers from The London School of Contemporary Dance (The Place) and composers from The London College of Music and Media, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The University of Surrey. The event features Solaris, The London College of Music and Media’s quartet-in-residence, and live electronics.
6:00pm, Tuesday 11 MayArt, Science and Spirituality SymposiumSt Pancras Parish ChurchDiana Burrell, Charles Pickstone and Jeremy Yates discuss art, science and spirituality in this seminar chaired by Prebendary Paul Hawkins.
Wednesday 12 May
4:00pm, Wednesday 12 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchBroadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Thursday 13 May
1:15pm, Thursday 13 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchLunchtime Recital by Philip Mead, piano
7:30pm, Thursday 13 MayContemporary Hymnody and Psalmody WorkshopSt Pancras Parish ChurchA multi-denominational event that includes contributions from theologians, ministers, musicians and others with a commitment to, and interest in, high-quality contemporary hymnody and psalmody. The event includes practical demonstrations.
Friday 14 May
2:00pm, Friday 14 MaySchools’ Composition ProjectSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe final performance of a new musical work based on the life of St Pancras, created by children from St Mary & St Pancras and St George the Martyr primary schools, led by students from The London College of Music and Media and from Powerhouse, under the direction of composer-conductor Paul Ayres.
8:00pm, Saturday 15 MayGala ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe Elysian Singers, directed by Sam Laughton, perform works by John Casken, Per Nørgård, Jonathan Harvey, Tarik O’Regan, Judith Weir, James MacMillan, Arvo Pärt, Giles Swayne, and Henryck Górecki
Sunday 16 May
10:00am, Sunday 16 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Gabriel Jackson, Francis Pott, and Diana Burrell
6:00pm, Sunday 16 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Jonathan Dove, David Buckley, Sebastian Forbes, and Julian Anderson
As composer and founder-patron of The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, I have keenly watched it grow from its beginnings more than a decade ago. The Festival quickly became an established and much valued event in London’s musical calendar, bringing proper attention to the vital place of new music in the church’s repertoire. Indeed, it would now be hard to envisage the month of May without the enjoyment of this exciting enterprise.
Sebastian Forbes, composer Patron
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