Founded in 2018 by Ian Maclay and Jenny Robinson, the festival presents around 11 concerts over the course of 10 days each June. The theme this year is ‘Sunshine after Rain’.
Festival Director Jenny Robinson comments: “We’re delighted to launch our third festival with a beautiful programme celebrating Sunshine after Rain – plenty of joyful, optimistic music but with some interludes for reflection as well. Circumstances this year mean that we will be hosting concerts in just two churches in the heart of the City: St Giles Cripplegate and St Bartholomew the Great. We are thrilled to welcome audiences back to these sacred spaces, both of which are glorious settings in which to listen and reflect, and to be putting live music firmly on the map once more.”
Highlights this summer include an opening concert by the London Mozart Players with Mark Bebbington, a rare chance to see an original screening of On Wenlock Edge with Daniel Norman and Sholto Kynoch, Lucy Parham’s captivating portrait of Clara Schumann with Juliet Stevenson, two fabulous cabaret evenings featuring classic songs from the Great American Songbook, a performance by the brass principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and an entertaining season finale for all the family with the City of London Choir, Njabulo Madlala and jazz trio celebrating sunshine and rain.
Tickets & Programme information: https://www.summermusiccitychurches.com/programme
ABOVE: St Giles-without-Cripplegate © Helen Hooker.