7:30pm, Saturday 10 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Michael Berkeley
8:00pm, Saturday 10 MayOpening Concert: “Visions”: Vasari SingersSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Vasari Singers, directed by Jeremy Backhouse, including the premiere performance of a new work by Michael Berkeley
Sunday 11 May
10:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchChoral Eucharist for Pentecost and St Pancras Patronal Festival
3:15pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Kenneth Leighton and Jonathan Harvey
5:45pm, Sunday 11 MayOrgan RecitalWestminster AbbeyPerformed by James O’Donnell, organ
6:00pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Roxanna Panufnik, Alan Gibbs, Robin Holloway, Peter Foggitt, and Francis Pott
Monday 12 May
10:00am, Monday 12 MayAncient and ModernSt Pancras Parish ChurchComposer Paul Ramshaw and composer-producer Simon Zagorski-Thomas lead a workshop on the live electronic/digital manipulation of choral/vocal music, old and new.
1:15pm, Monday 12 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor, with Paul Ramshaw and Simon Zagorski-Thomas, perform pieces selected from the morning workshop, alongside works by William Byrd, Tomas Luis da Vittoria, and Henry Purcell.
5:00pm, Monday 12 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Huw Williams, Stephen Darlington, Philip Moore, and Ralph Vaughan Williams
8:00pm, Monday 12 MayPrivate Viewing of Contemporary Art ExhibitionSt Pancras Parish Church“Still Another Place”, including visual art by Simon Dawe, Julie Goldsmith, Rachel Schwalm, Paul Vanstone, and Felicity Warbirkc, is exhibited in the Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church.
9:00pm, Monday 12 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Gregory Rose, and Peter Foggitt
Tuesday 13 May
1:15pm, Tuesday 13 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The London College of Music String Ensemble, directed by Susanne Stanzeleit
5:30pm, Tuesday 13 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 from The London College of Music in a live performance with The Primrose Piano Quartet.
Wednesday 14 May
12:15pm, Wednesday 14 MayPre-Service TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Service Talk on Messiaen as church musician, given by Robert Sholl
1:00pm, Wednesday 14 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchChoral Eucharist celebrating the Messiaen Centenary and the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams
7:30pm, Wednesday 14 MayEvening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Gothic Voices. New Light on an Ancient World: a Medieval and Contemporary Combination
Thursday 15 May
1:15pm, Thursday 15 MayOrgan RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Stephen Disley, organ
5:30pm, Thursday 15 MayChoral EvensongSouthwark CathedralMusic by Richard Shephard, Stephen Tanner, and Jonathan Dove
1:15pm, Friday 16 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchThe Music of Diana Burrell, performed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor. A concert celebrating the composer’s 60th birthday.
2:30pm, Friday 16 MayChildren’s Jazz EventSt Clement Danes ChurchKaren Street, composer, accordionist and saxophonist, Paul Ayres, composer, arranger and director, and The London College of Music Chamber Choir perform arrangements of well-known hymns and folksongs with pupils from St Clement Danes Primary School.
5:30pm, Friday 16 MayConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir and Ensemble, directed by Charles Peebles. A programme of choral music by Arvo Pärt.
8:00pm, Friday 16 MayMind over MusicSt Pancras Parish ChurchA performance of contemporary Sikh art music by the renowned Raj Academy, directed by Surinder Singh
Saturday 17 May
3:00pm, Saturday 17 MayChoral EvensongWestminster AbbeyMusic by Sebastian Forbes and James MacMillan
7:30pm, Saturday 17 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Francis Pott
8:00pm, Saturday 17 MayGala ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by the combined choirs of The Chapels Royal, directed by Andrew Gant. A programme of works written for the unique institution of the Chapels Royal.
4:00pm, Sunday 18 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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