8:00pm, Saturday 8 MayOpening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Dmitri Ensemble, directed by Graham Ross
Sunday 9 May
10:00am, Sunday 9 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Thierry Escaich, Patric Standford, Gabriel Jackson, and William Mathias
11:00am, Sunday 9 MayChoral MatinsThe Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital, ChelseaMusic by Ken Loach, Kenneth Leighton, Jonathan Dove, and Pierre Cholley
11:15am, Sunday 9 MayChoral MatinsThe Temple ChurchMusic by David Bednall, George Thalben-Ball, Bernard Rose, Benjamin Britten, and Phillip Cooke
4:45pm, Sunday 9 MayOrgan RecitalSt Paul’s CathedralPerformed by Timothy Wakerell, organ
6:00pm, Sunday 9 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Robin Walker, Christopher Batchelor, Kerry Andrew, Ned Rorem, and Kenneth Leighton
Monday 10 May
1:15pm, Monday 10 MayOrgan RecitalSouthwark CathedralPerformed by Peter Wright, organ. Programme includes works by Jean-Pierre Leguay, Thierry Escaich, and Huw Watkins.
4:30pm, Monday 10 MayTea-Time ConcertSt Paul’s Covent GardenThe Choir of St Clement Danes Primary School previews “The World in Our City” from its collaboration with other Westminster schools, composer Bill Connor, and the BBC “Go Sing” project.
5:30pm, Monday 10 MayChoral EvensongSouthwark CathedralMusic by Richard Shephard, Edmund Rubbra, and Judith Bingham
9:00pm, Monday 10 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Thomas Tallis, Paul Ramshaw, Simon Brown, Deirdre Gribbin, and David Buckley
Tuesday 11 May
1:15pm, Tuesday 11 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by Andrew Zolinsky, piano
1:15pm, Tuesday 11 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Alfege Church, GreenwichTrinity College of Music organists and composers present their Orgelbüchlein project.
5:00pm, Tuesday 11 MayPre-Service TalkKing’s College LondonPre-Service Talk by Robert Keeley
5:30pm, Tuesday 11 MayChoral EvensongKing’s College LondonMusic by Bernard Rose, Robert Keeley, and Susan Laurie
Wednesday 12 May
1:00pm, Wednesday 12 MayOrgan RecitalThe Temple ChurchPerformed by Roger Sayer, organ
4:00pm, Wednesday 12 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchBroadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Thursday 13 May
1:15pm, Thursday 13 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchChoral Eucharist for Ascension Day
1:15pm, Thursday 13 MayOrgan RecitalSt Matthew’s, WestminsterPerformed by William Whitehead, organ
2:30pm, Thursday 13 MayStudent Composers WorkshopSt Pancras Parish ChurchStudent composers from across London work with BASCA-winning composers Elizabeth Winters and Gregory Rose on their new scores.
5:20pm, Thursday 13 MayChoral EucharistSouthwark CathedralChoral Eucharist with Dance for Ascension Day, performed by Peter Wright, organ, and students from The London College of Music and Creative Academy
5:30pm, Thursday 13 MayStudent Composers ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformances of works from the afternoon Student Composers Workshop, performed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor
Friday 14 May
1:00pm, Friday 14 MayLunchtime RecitalSt Pancras Parish Church“Ascendit!”: a Lunchtime Recital of music for Ascensiontide, performed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor
5:00pm, Friday 14 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Hugh Wood, in conversation with Francis Pott
5:30pm, Friday 14 MayTea-Time RecitalSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles, with Wilson Cheng, violin. A programme of music by Nicholas Maw.
Saturday 15 May
7:30pm, Saturday 15 MayPre-Concert DiscussionSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Discussion led by Gabriel Jackson
8:00pm, Saturday 15 MayGala ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchBaltic Discoveries: performed by The Choir of Royal Holloway College, directed by Rupert Gough
Sunday 16 May
10:00am, Sunday 16 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Andrew Simpson, Brian Chapple, Elizabeth Winters, and Olivier Messiaen
11:00am, Sunday 16 MaySolemn MassWestminster CathedralMusic by Judith Bingham
4:45pm, Sunday 16 MayOrgan RecitalWestminster CathedralPerformed by Edward Tambling, organ
5:00pm, Sunday 16 MayOrgan RecitalWestminster AbbeyPerformed by James McVinnie, organ
6:00pm, Sunday 16 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Judith Bingham, Cecilia McDowall, Alexander Campkin, Tim Ambler, and Francis Pott
Church music today embraces a wide variety of styles, reflecting the different traditions of Christian worship around the world and even in this country. Within this variety there should always be a place for music which explores the contemporary serious idioms, and the Festivals at St Pancras have become the vanguard, including and even commissioning works which engage the minds of worshippers who desire something beyond the fashionable songs which, although they have their place, are of their essence ephemeral.
Alan Gibbs, composer Patron
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