7:00pm, Friday 12 MayPre-concert talkAn introduction to the music in tonight’s concert programme and a Q&
7:30pm, Friday 12 May“Blesséd Cecilia”Composers from across the UK come together in a remarkable collaboration that celebrates 20 years of Christopher Batchelor’s founding and leadership of the LFCCM, with the premiere performance of new music inspired by the collaborative creation of the Missa Cantantibus organis Cæcilia in the 1580s by Palestrina’s students in honour of their renowned teacher.
10:00am, Sunday 14 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Peter Racine Fricker, Richard Nye, Philip Moore, Owen Elsley, and Richard Pantcheff
6:00pm, Sunday 14 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Francis Jackson, Herbert Howells, Janet Wheeler, David Beeby, Paul Drayton, Derry Bertenshaw, and Alexander Blustin
9:00pm, Monday 15 MayComplineMusic by Ian Gilbert Coleman, Simon Brown, Richard Nye, and Ed McCauley
5:30pm, Tuesday 16 May“Cymbals and Dances”Dancers from the London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Martyn Noble in this presentation of newly-choreographed dances to organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.
1:15pm, Wednesday 17 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Bernard Rose, Michael Tippett, Joshua Ballance, Gianluca Pantaleo, Nicholas O’Neill, Will Sims, Paul Davis, and Donald Wetherick
1:15pm, Thursday 18 May“Music for Four, Five, and Six Voices”Contemporary motets by Tarik O’Regan, Judith Bingham, Anthony Powers, Cecilia McDowall, and Gail Randall interweave the movements of William Byrd’s exquisite “Mass for Five Voices” in this beautiful and reflective lunchtime recital programme.
5:30pm, Friday 19 May“Lo, God is here”A beautiful recital of sacred music by two of the United Kingdom’s most prolific church music composers, honouring both the 80th birthday of Philip Moore and the 10th anniversary of the death of Stephen Dodgson.
10:00am, Sunday 21 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Arthur Honegger, Michael Wolniakowski, Toby Young, Paul Hayward, and Simon Hancock
6:00pm, Sunday 21 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Herbert Howells, Simon Hancock, Helene Hauglin, Anthony Esland, David Barton, and George Haynes
1:00pm, Saturday 7 May“The Hymnody of Ralph Vaughan Williams”: Simon Wright with the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. In this interactive workshop, Simon Wright, an expert on the hymnody of Vaughan Williams at Oxford University Press, explains how the composer created his iconic hymn tunes from a varied range of sources, transforming them into cornerstones of modern English hymnody. Simon’s presentation is accompanied by musical examples provided by the Choir of St Pancras Parish Church.
7:00pm, Saturday 7 MayPre-Concert TalkGregory Rose discusses the music and its context ahead of tonight’s Gala Concert at St Pancras Parish Church.
7:30pm, Saturday 7 May“Hands, Eyes, and Heart”: Vaughan Williams, Bingham, and CookeUrsula Wood married Ralph Vaughan Williams in the vestry chapel of St Pancras Parish Church in 1953. The Festival celebrates this occasion, and the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth, with the world premiere of a specially commissioned choral arrangement of his Four Last Songs, alongside his Mass in G Minor, choral works by Judith Bingham, and the world premiere of Phillip Cooke’s new Festival Te Deum.
10:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Alan Gibbs, Bernard Hughes, Judith Bingham, and Michael Berkeley
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Samuel Kemp, Christopher Upton, David Fawcett, Christopher Batchelor, Will Sims, Alan Gibbs, and Judith Weir
7:30pm, Monday 9 May“Contrapunctus”: A Brief History of MassThis concert places a new Missa Brevis by Alastair Borthwick in the context of 16th-century English sacred music, with works by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd. Music both ancient and modern is interspersed with readings in Old and Middle English that relate to the Latin text of the Mass, painting a broader picture of the world out of which musical Mass settings emerged.
5:30pm, Tuesday 10 May“Cymbals and Dances”Dancers from the London Contemporary Dance School are joined by organist Paul Plummer in this presentation of newly-choreographed dances to organ music submitted to the Festival’s “Call for Scores” project.
1:15pm, Wednesday 11 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Howard Skempton, James MacMillan, Stuart Rea, Anselm Elis McDonnell, Julian Jarvis, and Samuel Kemp
1:15pm, Thursday 12 May“Retrospective”: 20 Years of Commissioning New MusicFounded in 2002, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music has been promoting and performing new sacred music for 20 years. In this lunchtime recital, Artistic Director and Festival founder Christopher Batchelor presents some of his favourite selections from the past 20 years of new sacred music at St Pancras Parish Church.
1:15pm, Friday 13 May“Da pacem, Domine”The Byron Consort of Harrow School performs a programme of contemporary choral music focussing on commemoration and remembrance, with music by Kenneth Leighton, Geraint Lewis, William Mathias, Hilarion Afleyev, Ola Gjeilo, Robin Orr, Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, and Roxanna Panufnik.
7:30pm, Saturday 14 May“Dazzling Light”: Choral Music for 40 VoicesA stunning programme of ancient and modern repertoire for large-scale choirs performed by The Lacock Scholars, featuring the iconic “Spem in alium” by Thomas Tallis, the ethereal “Ecce beatam lucem” by Alessandro Striggio, and contemporary works for 40-part choirs by David Bednall, Gabriel Jackson, and Alec Roth.
10:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Tim Ambler, Nicholas O’Neill, Stuart Rea, Jonathan Dove, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Paul Davis
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Janet Wheeler, Christopher Batchelor, Gregory Rose, Elliott Park, Sebastian Forbes, William Petter, and Cecilia McDowall
10:00am, Sunday 16 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Thomas Bell, Michael Berkeley, Ronald Corp, and Peter Smith
6:00pm, Sunday 16 MayChoral EvensongMusic by David Truslove, Anthony Esland, Stuart Beatch, Michael Wolniakowski, and Norman Harper
9:00pm, Monday 17 MayComplineMusic by Edmund Jolliffe, Simon Brown, Gail Randall, Nicholas O’Neill, and Thomas Tallis
3:30pm, Wednesday 19 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Alan Gibbs, Renāts Cvečkovskis, Kerensa Briggs, Stevie Wishart, and Joanna Marsh
1:15pm, Thursday 20 MayLunchtime EucharistMusic by Brandon Hopkins, Philip Godfrey, Renāts Cvečkovskis, Maxim Meshkvichev, and James Mitchell
5:30pm, Thursday 20 May“William Blake Meets Sebastian Forbes”: Sebastian Forbes at 80Esteemed academic and composer Sebastian Forbes celebrates his 80th birthday this week. This special birthday recital programme includes his Four Psalms for soprano and organ, Aedis Christi II, a dramatic and energetic settings of the evening canticles written for Christ Church, Oxford, and one of the composer’s personal favourites, The Lamb, a setting of a text by William Blake.
1:15pm, Friday 21 May“The Rose that Bare Jesu”The Byron Consort of Harrow School performs a programme of Marian-themed repertoire, with music by Philip Moore, Jonathan Lane, Cecilia McDowall, Sean Mcwilliam, Thomas Hyde, Peter Maxwell Davies, Matthew Martin, Grayston Ives, Gabriel Jackson, Philip Stopford, and James MacMillan
7:30pm, Saturday 22 May“Standing as I do before God”: Cecilia McDowall at 70 Cecilia McDowall, recent recipient of the Ivor Novello Award, celebrates her 70th birthday this May. This birthday celebration programme performed by the LFCCM’s own Festival Singers includes a selection of Cecilia’s unaccompanied choral works alongside works for chamber choir and instrumental ensemble.
10:00am, Sunday 23 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Anselm Elis McDonnell, Daniele Croce, Tim Ambler, and Douglas Mason
6:00pm, Sunday 23 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Richard Pantcheff, Sebastian Forbes, Francis Grier, Graham Ross, and Bruno Vlahek
10:00am, Sunday 12 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Jocelyn Coates, Robert Hanson, Łukasz Urbaniak, Thomas Bell, and Tim Ambler
11:45am, Sunday 12 MayOrgan RecitalLéon Charles performs a new O Antiphon Sequence by Cecilia McDowall and excerpts from The Everlasting Crown by Judith Bingham.
6:00pm, Sunday 12 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Norman Harper, Luke Mather, Nathan James, Kerry Andrew, Philip Moore, Melissa Dunphy, and Phillip Cooke
8:00pm, Monday 13 MayChoral Recital by East London Evensong ChoirThe East London Evensong Choir presents a set of new anthems by composer Jonathan Pease. These glittering settings of poetry, psalmody and scripture span the entire church year, from Advent to All Saints.
3:30pm, Wednesday 15 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Bernard Hughes, Sarah Cattley, Joshua Ballance, Roxanna Panufnik, Deborah Pritchard, and Alex Woolf
1:15pm, Thursday 16 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Sarah Rimkus, John Flannery, Gil Donohue, Luke Mather, Thomas Metcalf, Noah Max, John Sturt, and Nicholas O’Neill
8:30pm, Thursday 16 MayNight Prayer: Compline RenewedThe Lacock Scholars directed by Greg Skidmore perform Night Prayer, a complete musical setting of the liturgy of compline composed by Ben Rowarth.
7:30pm, Saturday 18 May“Vast Ocean of Light”: Jonathan Dove at 60: The Epiphoni ConsortThis year’s gala concert celebrates Jonathan Dove’s 60th birthday with a programme of recent choral works, many of which are yet to be recorded. The programme takes its title from Dove’s motet Vast Ocean of Light, a rich and resplendent work that features his signature glistening organ writing.
10:00am, Sunday 19 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Simon Brown, Daniel Knaggs, Richard Pantcheff, Kathryn Rose, Bruno Vlahek, and Gail Randall
6:00pm, Sunday 19 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Nicholas O’Neill, Anthony Esland, Alison Willis, Alastair Borthwick, Justine Koontz, and Simon Hancock
6:00pm, Sunday 24 NovemberChoral EvensongMusic by Bernard Hughes, Sarah Cattley, Joshua Ballance, Antony Pitts, and William Cole
6:00pm, Tuesday 3 DecemberChoral EvensongMusic by Robin Walker, Cecilia McDowall, Philip Moore, Roxanna Panufnik, and Anthony Powers
7:00pm, Saturday 12 MayPre-concert TalkA talk before the Festival’s opening concert, given by Diana Burrell and Gregory Rose.
7:30pm, Saturday 12 MayDiana and Gregory at 70Opening concert by The LFCCM Festival Singers, with music by Diana Burrell and Gregory Rose
10:00am, Sunday 13 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Frank La Rocca, Richard Nye, Jonathan Dove, and Alison Willis
6:00pm, Sunday 13 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Christopher Upton, Chris Hutchings, Tim Ambler, James D’Angelo, Gabriel Jackson, and Mark Bellis
8:30pm, Monday 14 MayNight Prayer: Compline RenewedThe Lacock Scholars present the premiere performance of Night Prayer: Compline Renewed by Ben Rowarth
3:30pm, Wednesday 16 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Edmund Jolliffe, Miriam Mackie, Phillip Cooke, Judith Bingham, and Robin Holloway
1:15pm, Thursday 17 MayOrgan RecitalDouglas Tang performs a recital showcasing the Festival’s organ commissions as well as recent submissions from Call for Scores, including music by Diana Burrell, Michael Berkeley, Gregory Rose, Alison Willis, Mark Bellis and Robin Holloway
5:00pm, Friday 18 MayPre-concert TalkA talk before the Festival’s Rush Hour Recital, given by John Woolrich and Howard Skempton.
5:30pm, Friday 18 MaySetting the SealRush Hour Recital by University College London Chamber Choir, with music by John Woolrich, Howard Skempton and William Walton
7:00pm, Saturday 19 MayPre-concert TalkA talk before the Festival’s Gala Concert, given by Professor Owen Rees and Dr Christopher Batchelor.
7:30pm, Saturday 19 MayLoss and LamentationGala Concert performed by The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, with music by David Bednall, Cecilia McDowall, Herbert Howells and John Tavener
10:00am, Sunday 20 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Daniel Knaggs, Sebastian Forbes, and Michael Berkeley
6:00pm, Sunday 20 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Marco Galvani, Robert Hanson, Philip Moore, Ian Gilbert Coleman, and Diana Burrell
10:00am, Sunday 7 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Robert Hanson, Philip Moore, Frank La Rocca, and Jenni Pinnock
6:00pm, Sunday 7 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Michael Emmerich, Sarah Cattley, Howard Skempton, Jonathan Dove, and Daniel Knaggs
9:00pm, Monday 8 MayComplineMusic by Anna Lush, Simon Brown, Joseph Phibbs, and Klaus Miehling
3:30pm, Wednesday 10 MayChoral EvensongMusic by David Bednall, William Petter, Cecilia McDowall, William Cole, and Richard Pantcheff
1:15pm, Thursday 11 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Michael Wolniakowski, Ian Gilbert Coleman, David Ho-Yi Chan, and Bryan Kelly
5:00pm, Friday 12 MayPre-concert talkA pre-concert talk before the Rush-Hour recital given by The Chamber Choir of University College London
10:30am, Saturday 13 MayHymns Modern and ModernA workshop on contemporary hymnody, led by Christopher Batchelor and the Choir of St Pancras Church, including new hymns from 2017’s Call for Scores, plus other contemporary offerings.
10:00am, Sunday 14 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Douglas Pew, Tim Ambler, Michael Wiener, Peter Foster, Gaetano Lorandi, Gabriel Jackson, and Mark Bellis
6:00pm, Sunday 14 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Gail Randall, Francis Knights, Francis Grier, Francis Pott, and Randall Svane
6:45pm, Saturday 7 MayPre-concert TalkDr Geoffrey Webber, Director of the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, talks with Christopher Batchelor and composers John Kenny and Barnaby Brown ahead of tonight’s opening concert
10:00am, Saturday 14 MayHymnody WorkshopChristopher Batchelor and The Revd Gordon Giles lead this workshop on new hymns for the church, including submissions from this year’s Call for Scores, with the choir of St Pancras Church
7:00pm, Saturday 14 MayPre-concert TalkAn introduction to the music in tonight’s Gala Concert
7:30pm, Saturday 14 MayGala ConcertMousai performs music by James MacMillan, Judith Bingham, Matthew Martin, Philip Moore, Neil Cox and Francis Pott
10:00am, Sunday 15 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Kathryn Rose, Richard Pantcheff, David Truslove, and Julian Hodgson
6:00pm, Sunday 15 MayChoral EvensongMusic by William Petter, Jonathan Dove, Gareth Wilson, and Oliver Morrell
6:45pm, Saturday 9 MayPre-concert TalkTim Reader, Conductor of the Epiphoni Consort and composers David Bednall and Alexander Campkin talk to Christopher Batchelor ahead of tonight’s Opening Concert
7:30pm, Saturday 9 MayOpening ConcertThe Epiphoni Consort opens 2015’s Festival with an inspiring mix of contemporary choral works inspired by the Song of Songs. Music by Nico Muhly, Gabriel Jackson, Howard Skempton, Robert Walker, Francis Grier, Carl Rütti, and Alexander Campkin
10:00am, Sunday 10 MayChoral EucharistMusic by David Truslove, Peter Foggitt, Cecilia McDowall, and Nicholas O’Neill
6:00pm, Sunday 10 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Andrew-John Bethke, Kerry Yong, Jonathan Dove, William Petter, and Robert Hanson
9:00pm, Monday 11 MayComplineMusic by Paul Ayres, Simon Brown, Oliver Morrell, Roxanna Panufnik, and David Buckley
3:30pm, Wednesday 13 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Richard Pantcheff, Paul Burke, Toby Young, Kerry Andrew, and Gregory Rose
1:15pm, Thursday 14 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Richard Arundel, Daniel Knaggs, Tim Ambler, and Ron Hannah
2:45pm, Thursday 14 MayHymnody WorkshopHymnody is the musical backbone of Christian worship. What makes a good hymn? Is it the text or the tune or a combination of both? Christopher Batchelor and The Revd Gordon Giles workshop and sing hymns,including submissions from the 2015 Festival’s Call for scores, with the choir of St Pancras Church.
1:15pm, Friday 15 MayLunchtime RecitalWilliam Petter and Peter Foggitt perform a lunchtime recital of sacred music for solo tenor and piano, including works by Paul Ayres, Martin Eastwood, Peter Foggitt and John Ireland
5:30pm, Friday 15 MayRush Hour ConcertUCL Chamber Choir performs works by James Macmillan and Sally Beamish
6:45pm, Saturday 16 MayPre-Concert TalkAn introduction to the the programme performed by The Marian Consort in tonight’s Gala Concert
7:30pm, Saturday 16 MayGala ConcertThe Marian Consort presents a programme of contemporary works influenced by composers of the Renaissance, including music by Gabriel Jackson, Lennox Berkeley, Cecilia McDowall, and the London premiere of Emily Levy’s “In paradisum” for consort, chamber choir and children’s choir, written especially for The Marian Consort and juxtaposing texts from the Latin Requiem Mass with poetry by Andre Dubus on themes of loss, hope, and consolation
10:00am, Sunday 17 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Francis Pott, Sebastian Forbes, and Janet Wheeler
6:00pm, Sunday 17 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Jonathan Dove, Gareth Wilson, Michael Finnissy, Francis Grier, and Cecilia McDowall
7:30pm, Saturday 10 MayOpening Night ConcertThe Choir of Royal Holloway, renowned for their performances of contemporary Baltic music, turn their attention to America for a programme of music which explores rich, colourful choral textures. As well as pieces from the ever-popular Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen, the choir will introduce recent works from Carson Cooman, Stephen Paulus and René Clausen, including the world premiere of Clausen’s setting of The Lord’s Prayer (Pater Noster).
10:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Ian Gilbert Coleman, Tim Ambler, Cecilia McDowall, and Daniel Knaggs
6:00pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Oliver Glynn, Cecilia McDowall, John Casken, Arlene Sierra, and Jonathan Dove
9:00pm, Monday 12 MayComplineMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Philip Moore, and Alun Grafton
3:30pm, Wednesday 14 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Antony Pitts, Léon Charles, Roxanna Panufnik, Alexander Campkin, and Phillip Cooke
1:15pm, Thursday 15 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Alexander Blustin, Bruno Vlahek, and Jonathan Dove
5:30pm, Friday 16 MayConcertA concert of music by Peter Maxwell Davies, in celebration of his 80th birthday
7:00pm, Saturday 17 MayPre-concert talkGavin Bryars in conversation about his music, and tonight’s programme
10:00am, Sunday 18 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Paul Burke, Peter Maxwell Davies, Frank La Rocca, and Cecilia McDowall
6:00pm, Sunday 18 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Toby Young, Francis Pott, Robert Hanson, Daniel Knaggs, and Thomas Hyde
12:45am, Monday 4 MayPre-concert TalkPeter Foggitt chats to Christopher Batchelor about the music in today’s lunchtime recital
7:00pm, Saturday 11 MayPre-Concert TalkPhilip Moore talks about his music prior to the concert by Vox Turturis
7:30pm, Saturday 11 MayPhilip Moore at 70Vox Turturis directed by Andrew Gant presents this celebration of the music of Philip Moore, interspersed with music by other composers associated with York Minster.
10:00am, Sunday 12 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Ben Parry, Nikolas Labrinakos, Christopher Gower, and Antony le Fleming
6:00pm, Sunday 12 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Oscar Ridout, Paul Burke, Alan Gibbs, Miriam Mackie, and Gabriel Jackson
9:00pm, Monday 13 MayComplineMusic by Simon Brown, Joseph Phibbs, Łukasz Urbaniak, Richard Arundel, and Toby Young
3:30pm, Wednesday 15 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Gordon Crosse, Ronald Corp, Philip Moore, Diana Burrell, and Ed Hughes
12:45pm, Friday 17 MayPre-Concert TalkCecilia McDowall talks about music for Pentecost prior to the Ancient &
7:30pm, Saturday 7 MayOpening ConcertPerformed 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.
10:00am, Sunday 8 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Rachel DeVore Fogarty, James MacMillan, Robert Fokkens, John McCabe, and Cecilia McDowall
6:00pm, Sunday 8 MayChoral EvensongMusic by David Gorton, Cecilia McDowall, Gregory Rose, Antony Pitts, and Jonathan Dove
9:00pm, Monday 9 MayComplineMusic by Paul Burke, Simon Brown, Geoffrey Burgon, Paul Drayton, and Alberto Colla
2:30pm, Thursday 13 MayStudent Composers WorkshopStudent composers from across London work with BASCA-winning composers Elizabeth Winters and Gregory Rose on their new scores.
5:30pm, Thursday 13 MayStudent Composers ConcertPerformances of works from the afternoon Student Composers Workshop, performed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor
1:00pm, Friday 14 MayLunchtime Recital“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 TalkPre-Concert Talk by Hugh Wood, in conversation with Francis Pott
5:30pm, Friday 14 MayTea-Time RecitalPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles, with Wilson Cheng, violin. A programme of music by Nicholas Maw.
8:00pm, Saturday 9 MayOpening ConcertPerformed by The Joyful Company of Singers, directed by Peter Broadbent. A Celebration of the Choral Music of Jonathan Harvey.
10:00am, Sunday 10 MayChoral EucharistMusic by John Tavener, Gabriel Jackson, Tim Ambler, and Bernard Sanders
6:00pm, Sunday 10 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Peter Foggitt, Paul Ayres, Deirdre Gribbin, Francis Pott, and Bert Matter
9:00pm, Monday 11 MayComplineMusic by Thomas Tallis, Paul Ramshaw, Simon Brown, Sebastian Forbes, and Andrew McBirnie
12:30pm, Tuesday 12 MayPre-Concert TalkPre-Concert Talk by John McCabe in conversation with Francis Pott
1:15pm, Tuesday 12 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed by John McCabe. A celebration of the music of John McCabe at 70: the composer performs a selection of his own works for piano.
5:30pm, Tuesday 12 MayContemporary Dance and Composition EventThe Primrose Piano Quartet and dancers from The London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) perform new works resulting from collaborations between The London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) and student composers from The London College of Music.
12:30pm, Thursday 14 MayPre-Concert DiscussionPre-Concert Discussion by composition students from Trinity College of Music
1:15pm, Thursday 14 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed by Trinity College of Music choral scholars and students of keyboard and composition, directed by Sean Farrell. Six new student works by Harding, Shenhav, Litherland, Reshetilov, Allen, and Payne.
10:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistChoral Eucharist for Pentecost and St Pancras Patronal Festival
6:00pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Roxanna Panufnik, Alan Gibbs, Robin Holloway, Peter Foggitt, and Francis Pott
10:00am, Monday 12 MayAncient and ModernComposer 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 RecitalThe 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.
8:00pm, Monday 12 MayPrivate Viewing of Contemporary Art Exhibition“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 MayComplineMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Gregory Rose, and Peter Foggitt
1:15pm, Tuesday 13 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed by The London College of Music String Ensemble, directed by Susanne Stanzeleit
5:30pm, Tuesday 13 MayContemporary Dance and Composition EventThe 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.
12:15pm, Wednesday 14 MayPre-Service TalkPre-Service Talk on Messiaen as church musician, given by Robert Sholl
1:00pm, Wednesday 14 MayChoral EucharistChoral Eucharist celebrating the Messiaen Centenary and the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams
7:30pm, Wednesday 14 MayEvening ConcertPerformed by Gothic Voices. New Light on an Ancient World: a Medieval and Contemporary Combination
1:15pm, Thursday 15 MayOrgan RecitalPerformed by Stephen Disley, organ
1:15pm, Friday 16 MayLunchtime RecitalThe 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.
5:30pm, Friday 16 MayConcertPerformed 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 MusicA performance of contemporary Sikh art music by the renowned Raj Academy, directed by Surinder Singh
9:00pm, Monday 14 MayComplineMusic by Christopher Batchelor, Simon Brown, Michael Finnissy, and Andrew McBirnie
1:15pm, Tuesday 15 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed 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 EventThe 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.
8:00pm, Thursday 17 MayConcertPerformed 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.
8:00pm, Saturday 19 MayGala ConcertPerformed 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.
10:00am, Sunday 20 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Hugh Collins Rice, Roxanna Panufnik, Francis Grier, and Jan Mikael Vianio
8:00pm, Saturday 6 MayOpening ConcertPerformed by The Ionian Singers, directed by Timothy Salter. Programme includes works by Philip Cashian, John Casken, Jonathan Harvey, Helen Grime, Timothy Salter, Knut Nystedt, David Matthews, William Byrd, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Gibbons.
10:00am, Sunday 7 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Francis Pott, Alan Gibbs, Jonathan Harvey, and Hilary Tann
6:00pm, Sunday 7 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Roxanna Panufnik, Christopher Batchelor, Michael Finnissy, Tarik O’Regan, and Gerre Hancock
9:00pm, Monday 8 MayComplineMusic by Paul Ayres, Christopher Batchelor, Antony Pitts, and Andrew McBirnie
1:15pm, Tuesday 9 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed by Natalie Raybould, soprano, and Paul Ayres, organ and piano. Programme includes works by Edmund Rubbra, Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Berkeley, Francis Pott, James MacMillan, and Paul Ayres.
1:15pm, Thursday 11 MayLunchtime RecitalPerformed by Extrasystole Ensemble, directed by Duncan Stubbs. Programme includes music by Steve Reich, J S Bach, and Paul Edis.
5:30pm, Thursday 11 MayInstrumental RecitalPerformed by The London College of Music String Ensemble, directed by Susanne Stanzeleit and Andrew Zolinsky, with Jonas Brolin, trumpet.
5:30pm, Friday 12 MayRecitalPerformed by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles. Programme includes works by Julian Anderson, Adam Gorb, Robin Holloway, Thomas Adès, and Judith Bingham.
9:00pm, Monday 9 MayComplineMusic by Paul Ayres, Christopher Batchelor, Antony Pitts, David Buckley, and Sebastian Forbes
1:15pm, Tuesday 10 MayLive Music, Composition and Contemporary Dance EventThe culmination of a collaboration between composers from The London College of Music and Media, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and choreographers and dancers from The London Contemporary Dance School (The Place), resulting in new dance works with a spiritual dimension. The works will be premiered by The Primrose Piano Trio and students from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
5:30pm, Tuesday 10 MayConcertConcert by choral ensemble 15B, directed by Robert Hugill
2:30pm, Friday 13 MayMusic Education ProjectLed by composer-conductor Paul Ayres. The culmination of a collaboration between students of The London College of Music and Media and the education department of The Foundling Museum.
5:30pm, Friday 13 MayConcertConcert by University College London Chamber Choir, directed by Charles Peebles
8:00pm, Saturday 8 MayOpening ConcertPerformed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church, directed by Christopher Batchelor
10:00am, Sunday 9 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Andrew McBirnie, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Alexander L’Estrange
6:00pm, Sunday 9 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Paul Ayres, Michael Berkeley, Anthony Powers, and Edwin Roxburgh
2:15pm, Monday 10 MayComposers’ MasterclassLed 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 RecitalLive 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 SymposiumDiana Burrell, Charles Pickstone and Jeremy Yates discuss art, science and spirituality in this seminar chaired by Prebendary Paul Hawkins.
7:30pm, Thursday 13 MayContemporary Hymnody and Psalmody WorkshopA 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.
2:00pm, Friday 14 MaySchools’ Composition ProjectThe 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 ConcertThe 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
10:00am, Sunday 16 MayChoral EucharistMusic by Gabriel Jackson, Francis Pott, and Diana Burrell
6:00pm, Sunday 16 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Jonathan Dove, David Buckley, Sebastian Forbes, and Julian Anderson
7:30pm, Saturday 10 MayThe ChristAn Oratorio by Paul Ayres, performed by The Petrus Singers and Ensemble, Notting Hill and Ealing High School Junior Chamber Choir
10:00am, Sunday 11 MayChoral EucharistChoral Eucharist for St Pancrastide (Patronal Festival)
6:00pm, Sunday 11 MayChoral EvensongMusic by Jonathan Dove, Grayston Ives, Robert Saxton, and Benjamin Britten
1:15pm, Monday 12 MayLunchtime RecitalCelebrity organ recital given by Jeremy Filsell, including works by Sebastian Forbes, Francis Pott and Noel Tredinnick
1:15pm, Tuesday 13 MayLunchtime RecitalPhilip Mead, piano / Celtic Brass Quintet, directed by Christopher Batchelor
1:15pm, Thursday 15 MayLunchtime RecitalA programme of contemporary dance by students from The London School of Contemporary Dance (The Place)
7:00pm, Thursday 15 MayChoral EvensongMusic by David Buckley, Francis Pott, James MacMillan, and Paul Ayres
2:30pm, Friday 16 MayComposers’ MasterclassLed by Francis Pott (Head of Composition, London College of Music and Media) and Diana Burrell (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
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