Sunday 29 April 2012

London Contemporary Church Music Festival

The London Contemporary Church Music Festival runs from 12 - 20 May at St. Pancras Church. The opening night concert features Sonos Chamber Choir in music by Paul Spicer and Paul Gant. Earlier on in the day there is a chance to hear Tavener's Collegium Regale canticles at Choral Evensong at Westminster Abbey.

The following days are all packed with incident, with the world premiere of Roxana Panufnik's Love Endureth at Westminster Cathedral, James MacMillan's Benedictus and Philip Moore's Te Deum at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace. More MacMillan at Windsor when St. George's Chapel will perform his St. Patrick's Magnificat at Evensong. Choral Evensong on Wednesday 16 May will be broadcast live from St. Pancras on Radio 3, the programme including two previous festival commissions from Gabriel Jackson and Joseph Phibbs.

Judith Bingham's Missa Brevis 'Awake my Soul' is sung by Southwark Cathedral whilst the Royal Holloway Chapel give us Cecilia McDowall's Canterbury Mass along with MacMillan's Data est mihi omnis potestas.

On Saturday 19 May, Exsultate Singer give a concert at St. Pancras with a programme including music by Roxanna Panufnik, Knut Nystedt, John Tavener and Francis Grier.

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