We just want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone that was involved in the 2014 London English Song Festival- we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We are truly spoiled to have been part of such an invigorating and inspiring week of world class concerts.

The LESF is enormously grateful to the performers for their time and talent and to our pre-concert speakers for their insight and thought-provoking discussions. Speaking of which, CONGRATULATIONS to Judith Weir on her appointment as Master of The Queen’s Music (read more here).

The London English Song Festival would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support (listed on the right hand side of this page).We would also like to thank the venues, St. George’s, Hanover Square, and St James’, Piccadilly, for being such warm hosts to the festival. Thanks, also, to the lovely team at Uncorked for sourcing such delicious wine for interval refreshments (if you liked what you tasted, check out their full range here)

The question is… What does next year have in store?! Stay in touch and we will keep you updated with ALL our exciting plans!


LONDON ENGLISH SONG FESTIVAL 2014 – one day to go!

The London English Song Festival opens tomorrow, Thursday 5th June at 7.30pm with a recital in St James’s, Piccadilly by world-renowned Ann Murray DBE alongside up-and-coming tenor Alessandro Fisher.

We continue with a 60th birthday concert for composer Judith Weir on Friday in St George’s, Hanover Square, a WW1 centenary commemoration on Tuesday in St George’s and a stunning recital by Allan Clayton and the Navarra Quartet on Wednesday in St James’s.

LESF 2014 begins one month today!

The London English Song Festival 2014 starts one month today! Tickets are available via the Cadogan Hall box office. Individual concert tickets are priced at £12-£15 for adults and just £5 for students and children. A full LESF season pass is available for just £50, including a free festival programme. Please note that the Cadogan Hall charges a £2.50 booking fee. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night of the performance, but book early to avoid disappointment!

FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Simply click on the events icons on the right hand side of the page to read more.


LESF Kickstarter launched!

We’ve just launched a Kickstarter project to turn the LESF into a charity and to support the 2014 festival – a hugely exciting time. We need to raise £5000 in the next 40 days, so please do give generously!

LESF welcomes new Administrator

The London English Song Festival is pleased to welcome Katy Thomson (Twitter: @Scottish_Katy) to the LESF fold as our new Administrator. She has already been working hard on this year’s festival and is a very welcome addition to the team! She’s an excellent soprano too, just for good measure.

LESF 2014 launches on 13 March

Booking for the London English Song Festival 2014 opens next week (on Thursday 13 March) from this website and from the Cadogan Hall box office: four recitals run from 5 to 11 June in the central London churches of St James’s, Piccadilly and St George’s Hanover Square plus a bring-a-song workshop at the Forge on Sunday 8 June. Artists this year include world-renowned mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, Allan Clayton and the Navarra Quartet, Katie Bray, Johnny Herford, Gareth John and Alexander Sprague. There are concerts to celebrate the 60th birthday of composer Judith Weir and to commemorate the outbreak of WW1.

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LESF 2014 dates announced!

The 2014 London English Song Festival will take place between 5 and 11 June in the churches of St James’s, Piccadilly and St George’s, Hanover Square and the Forge, Camden. Full programmes will be announced in the next week.

End of LESF 2013 and a look forward

The 2013 London English Song Festival ended on Sunday 12th May with a delightful evening of night-time songs. Many thanks to all the performers and audience members alike, it was a great success and we look forward to 2014 – details of the next season will appear here later in the year.

In addition, it was noted that many bring a song participants asked if there would be another before 2014 – we will be looking at that and will be in touch!

LESF 2013 opens on Thursday!

This year’s London English Song Festival opens on Thursday 2nd May with an unmissable concert of partsongs and madrigals at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, followed by a complimentary glass of prosecco. Three unique song recitals follow on 5th, 9th and 12th May at the Forge, Camden: book any ticket now to save on the door price.