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.

LESF 2013 – concert dates announced

The LESF 2013 will begin on Thursday 2nd May and will include recitals on Sunday 5th May, Thursday 9th May and Sunday 12th May. The first concert will be held in the Wren Chapel of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, with the remaining three taking place at the Forge, Camden, as in previous years.

In addition, there will be “bring a song” sessions on both Sunday afternoons and a pre-concert talk on 9th May.