One week to go!

Just one week remains before the start of the 2015 London English Song Festival. Join our unique celebration of the songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams at St George’s, Hanover Square by booking your tickets now. If you would like to support us further, please do so via our CAF page – the LESF is a registered charity no. 1159818.

Aoife Miskelly replaces Mary Bevan

Sadly, soprano Mary Bevan is no longer able to join us on Wednesday 10 June. However, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Aoife Miskelly to take her place in the concert. Aoife trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently an ensemble member at the Cologne Opera House.

Aoife Miskelly


2015 festival – tickets on sale!

Tickets are now on sale for all eight London English Song Festival recitals from the Cadogan Hall website. You can book tickets to individual concerts or save up to 30% by booking a festival pass (£77 full price or £26 for students and children). We are also taking bookings for the Bring a Song session on Sunday 7 June – check out the Bring a Song page for full details.

2015 song-writing competition

The 2015 London English Song Festival sees the launch of a new and exciting initiative – a song-writing competition! Open to all applicants, the competition asks for a setting of an English language text for soprano and violin, to be performed in concert on Thursday 4 June 2015. The closing date is Tuesday 31 March, 2015, and more details can be found here: LESF songwriting competition 2015. Please email Gabbi Freemantle on with any queries.

London English Song Festival 2015 – launch date news

The launch of the LESF 2015 has been delayed until the week beginning Monday 2 March while we finalise all our artists and programmes – apologies for the wait, but we hope it will be worthwhile! In the meantime, do make sure you are on our mailing list to receive the latest updates.

London English Song Festival 2015

It is with mounting excitement that we continue to finalise the programme and details for the London English Song Festival 2015. Look out for a press release at the end of February to find out more!


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!