5:00pm, Saturday 7 MayChoral EvensongSt Paul’s CathedralMusic by Cecilia McDowall
7:00pm, Saturday 7 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Gabriel Jackson
7:30pm, Saturday 7 MayOpening ConcertSt Pancras Parish ChurchPerformed by The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Graham Ross. Programme includes the Requiem of Gabriel Jackson alongside works by Robin Holloway, Michael Berkeley, Cecilia McDowall, Kerry Andrew, Howard Skempton.
Sunday 8 May
10:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Rachel deVore Fogarty, James MacMillan, Robert Fokkens, John McCabe, and Cecilia McDowall
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral MatinsThe Wren Chapel, Royal Hospital, ChelseaMusic by Simon Brown, Ben Parry, James MacMillan, and Kenneth Leighton
11:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistThe Queen’s Chapel of the SavoyMusic by Ronald Corp
4:45pm, Sunday 8 MayOrgan RecitalWestminster CathedralMartin Baker, organ, demonstrates the power of improvisation.
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by David Gorton, Cecilia McDowall, Gregory Rose, Antony Pitts, and Jonathan Dove
Monday 9 May
12:45pm, Monday 9 MayPre-Concert TalkSouthwark CathedralPre-Concert Talk by Diana Burrell
1:15pm, Monday 9 MayLunchtime RecitalSouthwark CathedralStudents from The Royal Academy of Music, directed by David Titterington, perform organ and instrumental works by Diana Burrell and Sofia Gubaidulina.
3:45pm, Monday 9 MayTea-Time ConcertSt Paul’s Covent GardenPerformed by The Choir of St Clement Danes Primary School, including music from the “Sing Up!” programme.
9:00pm, Monday 9 MayComplineSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Paul Burke, Simon Brown, Geoffrey Burgon, Paul Drayton, and Alberto Colla
Tuesday 10 May
1:05pm, Tuesday 10 MayOrgan RecitalLincoln’s Inn ChapelPerformed by Léon Charles, organ
5:15pm, Tuesday 10 MayChoral EvensongSt George’s Chapel, WindsorMusic by Paul Spicer, David Bednall, Francis Pott, and James MacMillan
Wednesday 11 May
1:15pm, Wednesday 11 MayOrgan RecitalThe Temple ChurchPerformed by Ian le Grice, organ
4:00pm, Wednesday 11 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchBroadcast live on BBC Radio 3
4:30pm, Wednesday 11 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Dunstan in the WestPre-Concert Talk by Andrew Gant
5:00pm, Wednesday 11 MayConcertSt Dunstan in the WestEaster and Christmas, Winter and Spring: music for boys’ voices and harp, performed by The Children of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, directed by Andrew Gant, with Rachel Wick, harp
Thursday 12 May
12:45pm, Thursday 12 MayPre-Concert TalkSt Pancras Parish ChurchPre-Concert Talk by Alan Gibbs
1:15pm, Thursday 12 MayLunchtime RequiemSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Bayan Northcott, Gabriel Fauré, Timothy Bowlby, Alan Gibbs, and Elizabeth Winters
4:45pm, Sunday 15 MayOrgan RecitalSt Paul’s CathedralPerformed by Timothy Wakerell, organ
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongSt Pancras Parish ChurchMusic by Tim Ambler, Phillip Cooke, Nicholas O’Neill, David Caudill, and Diana Burrell
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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