St Faith's Church

Community day and design workshop at St Faith's Centre 11th June, 2-5pm


Please come and get involved!

Community day on 11th June, 2pm – 5pm

Spend a Sunday afternoon at a classical orchestra concert near you!

By Roger Mundy, Orchestra Manager for the Southwark Sinfonietta and Sinfonietta viola player

WHAT: Chamber Orchestra Concert, Herne Hill Music Festival finale event
WHEN: Sun. 16th October, 3:45-5:30pm
WHERE: St Faith's Church, Red Post Hill SE24 9JQ

Meridian Brass play for Practical Action during its 50th year as part of HHMF!

Greenwich-based Meridian Brass perform for the development charity Practical Action at St Faith's as part of Herne Hill Music Festival on Saturday October 10th at 7:30pm. It is an event happening during the 50th year since the charity's founding. It should be a brilliant performance from a very inventive ensemble for a very inventive charity! You can listen to Meridian Brass on their Soundcloud page:

Festival Composition Competition tonight - the Final!

Roll up for the final of Festival Composition Competition! That's 7:30pm tonight at St Faith's featuring the Artdesami Piano Trio … an event which is the closest thing we've got to classical music X-Factor performed by a judging panel - Artdesami voted on the shortlist from over 20 pieces submitted from around the world. But tonight YOU the audience choose the winner.

Artdesami are Anna Salmi (violin), Amy Sims (cello) and Catherine Herriot (piano). They've been working together since Xmas 2011 and will this evening perform Beethoven, Bridge and Haydn wrapped around the shortlisted works.

Herne Hill Music Fest WEEKEND RECAP! The Secular, the Sacred & everything-in-between!


We're working on a Festival Music Trail! Progress so far:


The Festival got off to a flying start on Friday at a sold-out Prince Regent with Django jazz from locals The Crispy Hot Club followed by ace blues stalwarts Steve Morrison and Alan Glen.



Saturday a super busy day - Fest's busiest - beginning with The Calton String Quartet at the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill Road for string classics at lunchtime and snacks laid on by Carnegie Friends.



Artdesamis Trio + Herne Hill Music Fest Composition Competition Oct 16. Tickets

Herne Hill Music Festival @HerneHillFest tix now available for the ARTDESAMIS PIANO TRIO concert of music for violin, cello & piano 16th Oct @ St Faith's Church SE24 9JQ. This event also features the finals of the Fest's COMPOSITION COMPETITION. The main Artdesamis programme includes piano trio music + classics for violin, cello, and piano. The Trio always explores artistic crossroads amongst friends and new talent and bring this ethos to Herne Hill by also performing a shortlist of 3 compositions - the Festival's competition finalists! This attracted entries from as far away as Japan and Latin America. After reviewing entries, Artdesamis and the Festival settled on 3 short-listed pieces to be played at St Faiths where the audience will vote to choose the winner. 2012's competition was a close call with Catherine Cheung declared the winner. Nailbiter! Shortlisted pieces for 2013 are:

Half Moon, Full Moon, by Phil Taylor
 • Crónica de una decepción, by Santiago Vidal
 • Without Ceremony, by Bernard Hughes

The Artdesamis Trio are: Anna Salmi - Violin; Amy Sims – Cello; Catherine Herriot – Piano.

Herne Hill Music Fest: Koruso! Choir/London Consorts of Winds tix now on sale!

Tickets now on sale for Koruso! Community Choir with London Consorts of Winds, Sun Oct 13th, St Faith's Church, SE24 9JQ. Koruso! means chorus in Esperanto and is the Southwark Community Choir, a self-run group with a wide-ranging repertoire and performs music that bridges cultures. Since its creation in 2008, Koruso! has won awards and performs at a variety of venues across its home borough and beyond. The London Consorts of Winds are a group of about 30 amateur brass and woodwind players based in South London playing in three separate ensembles. LCW will focus on Ancient & Modern music for this performance.

Herne Hill Music Festival News - Syzygy Sax Quartet & composition competition! Day 6, Oct 17th

The Syzygy Saxophone Quartet are coming up at St Faith's Church in Red Post Hill (SE24 9JQ) on Weds night, 7:30pm. After meeting at the 2009 World Saxophone Congress, the quartet share a passion to promote contemporary music to new audiences. The group combine virtuosity and outstanding repertoire to give unique performances. From this commitment to the exciting and unexpected word of new music, their performances explore a huge variety of sound words from European to American works, from the arch-modernist to the pop-influenced.


Herne Hill Fest News - Sarah Moule pops by St Faith's ... and gets a pic with Alan Taylor!

Jazz/blues/cabaret singer Sarah Moule brings her well-reviewed and ecletic one-woman show Femmes Fatales to the Herne Hill Music Festival in the "late night" jazz slot at the Half Moon Pub on Friday the 19th, 10:30pm start. Hopefully with Simon Wallace on keys! Anyway, she'll be doing songs by Teddy Thompson, Ida Cox, Fran Landesman & Simon Wallace, Jacques Prévert, Nellie Lutcher, Cole Porter and Leiber & Stoller. Sarah came by St Faith's before FifteenB Consort's performance on Saturday night to say hi & drop off some flyers ... and we took this photo of Sarah with her Half Moon flyer, and another with Festival Director Alan Taylor! Sweet!

Herne Hill Music Festival News - Today Day 3, Oct 13th - all well underway!


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