7:30pm, Saturday 12 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Richard Causton
8:00pm, Saturday 12 MayOpening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, directed by Geoffrey Webber.
Sunday 13 May
10:00am, Sunday 13 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Julian Anderson, Gregory Rose, Phillip Neil Martin, and Iain Quinn
6:00pm, Sunday 13 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Elizabeth Winters, Paul Ayres, Judith Bingham, John Joubert, and Juha T Koskinen
Monday 14 May
1:15pm, Monday 14 MayOrgan RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Paul Ayres, organ. New Music for Chamber Organ, inspired by Handel.
5:30pm, Monday 14 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Malcolm Archer, Bernard Rose, and Richard Lloyd
7:30pm, Monday 14 MayPrivate Viewing of Contemporary Art ExhibitionSt Pancras Parish Church“Time in the Stone”, a sculpture installation by Emily Young, on display in the Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church, with music commissioned from Arthur Jeffes.
9:00pm, Monday 14 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Michael Finnissy, and Andrew McBirnie
Tuesday 15 May
1:15pm, Tuesday 15 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by John Lofthouse, baritone, and Stephen Rose, piano. A celebration of the centenary of W H Auden.
5:30pm, Tuesday 15 MayContemporary Dance and Composition EventSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe culmination of collaborations between choreographers and dancers from The London Contemporary Dance School (The Place), and composers and performers from The London College of Music.
Wednesday 16 May
1:15pm, Wednesday 16 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Andrew Zolinsky, piano
5:30pm, Wednesday 16 MayConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The London College of Music String Orchestra, directed by Nicholas Allen
Thursday 17 May
1:15pm, Thursday 17 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchChoral Eucharist for Ascension Day
5:00pm, Thursday 17 MayChoral EucharistSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by David Bednall
8:00pm, Thursday 17 MayConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor, in the Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church. In Memoriam: a concert of Renaissance, Baroque, and Contemporary choral music associated with remembrance and burial, including works by Thomas Tallis, Tomas Luis da Vittoria, Henry Purcell, William Croft, Herbert Howells, Antony Pitts, Jonathan Dove, and Philip Moore, interspersed with reflections upon changing funeral rites by Dr Brian Parsons, editor, Funeral Service Journal.
Friday 18 May
1:15pm, Friday 18 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Matthew Schellhorn, piano
5:30pm, Friday 18 MayConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles. A programme of music by Peter Maxwell Davies.
8:00pm, Friday 18 MayConcertThe Foundling MuseumA 250th Anniversary Celebration of William Blake. Settings of Blake’s poetry by Mike Westbrook performed by Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook, and Mike Westbrook with The Chamber Choir of The London College of Music, directed by Paul Ayres.
Saturday 19 May
3:00pm, Saturday 19 MayChoral EvensongWestminster AbbeyMusic by Humphrey Clucas, Kenneth Leighton, John Tavener, Patrick Gowers, and Francis Pott
8:00pm, Saturday 19 MayGala ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Tonus Peregrinus, directed by Antony Pitts. Alpha and Omega: sacred choral music by Antony Pitts, including the world premiere of the complete motet cycle _The “I AM” Sayings of Jesus, composed between 1996 and 2007.
Sunday 20 May
10:00am, Sunday 20 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Hugh Collins Rice, Roxanna Panufnik, Francis Grier, and Jan Mikael Vianio
4:00pm, Sunday 20 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchBroadcast live on BBC Radio 3
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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