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    The world premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony Le grand Inconnu in Edinburgh | 22 August 2019

    Le grand Inconnu, a large-scale choral symphony by James MacMillan was performed by the work’s dedicatees Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, alongside members of Genesis Sixteen, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday 17 August as part of the Ed...

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    Triumphant premiere for James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand Inconnu at Usher Hall, Edinburgh | 22 August 2019

    On the evening of Saturday 17th August a standing ovation and a host of five-star reviews greeted the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony, Le grand Inconnu, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International…

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    Genesis LAMDA Network special event supports the development of alumni work | 5 August 2019

    On Thursday 25 July, LAMDA hosted the first rehearsed reading of a new play, dot dot dot dash, by alumnus James Wallwork (class of 2009), who is one of the three founding members of From Ground Up Theatre Company. The…

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    Genesis Podcast Series Launched | 29 July 2019

    In the run-up to the Genesis Foundation’s 20th anniversary, The Genesis Podcast Series will consist of 20 podcasts of conversations between artists and thought leaders presented by broadcaster James Jolly. The first two podcasts feature Cardinal Vincent Nichols & Sir…

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    Genesis Sixteen to perform in BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall with Sir Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra | 26 July 2019

    Genesis Sixteen will make its Proms debut on Wednesday 14 August when they perform in the Hallé Orchestra’s Prom of Berlioz’s oratorio The Childhood of Christ, conducted by Sir Mark Elder. The Prom performance is the latest example of current…

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    In conversation with Caitriona Shoobridge, 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winner | 25 June 2019

    We caught up with 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winner Caitriona Shoobridge, who makes her directorial debut at the Young Vic with Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor, opening in the Clare theatre on 10 July. What have you been up…

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    Dadiow Lin announced as the 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winner at the Young Vic | 19 June 2019

    Dadiow Lin has been awarded the latest Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic. She will now be working with the Young Vic team to select her play, which will open in the Clare theatre in October. Dadiow is…

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    Genesis Sixteen announces its ninth cohort and 200th singer | 13 June 2019

    The new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers for 2019-20, The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme for 18-23 year-olds funded by the Genesis Foundation, has just been selected. The scheme aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers and,…

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  • Press Release

    The Sixteen and Harry Christophers CBE give world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Symphony No.5 Le grand Inconnu at Edinburgh International Festival | 27 March 2019

    The Sixteen and Harry Christophers CBE, with Genesis Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, are to give the world premiere performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 5 Le grand inconnu at the Edinburgh International Festival on Saturday 17 August 2019 at the Usher Hal...

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    Major new Genesis Foundation commission from Sir James MacMillan | 27 March 2019

    James MacMillan's Fifth Symphony, Le grand Inconnu, to receive world premiere at Edinburgh International Festival, Saturday 17 August. The UK’s largest commissioner of sacred music, the Genesis Foundation, has announced one of its most ambitious commissions to date. Le grand…

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    Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth at the Royal Academy of Arts | 21 March 2019

    The Genesis Foundation sponsored the Royal Academy of Arts’ major exhibition, Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth, which ran from 26 January – 31 March 2019. The exhibition paired installations by pioneering video artist Bill Viola with rarely-seen drawings by Michela...

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    Joanna Piotrowska, former Royal College of Art Genesis Scholar, has solo show at Tate Britain | 20 March 2019

    Photographer Joanna Piotrowska, 2011 recipient of the Genesis Scholarship at the Royal College of Art (RCA), is currently showing recent work in a solo show, All Our False Devices, at Tate Britain until 9 June 2019. Part of Art Now,…

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    Vatican premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat mater in the Sistine Chapel | 19 March 2019

    On 22 April 2018, audiences around the world watched the performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater from the Sistine Chapel. The concert was a rare honour, bestowed on the Genesis Foundation, as few performances are given in the Sistine Chapel and even fewer are given by ensem...

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    Applications now open for the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic | 28 February 2019

    The Young Vic is inviting applications for emerging theatre directors to apply for the Genesis Future Directors Award 2019. The Award, provided by the Genesis Foundation, enables the Young Vic to identify, support and nurture a director to explore their…

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    Genesis Foundation supports emerging young curators from minority backgrounds with the appointment of Losal Chiodak as Create London’s inaugural Genesis Young Curator | 25 February 2019

    Losal Chiodak has been announced as the first Genesis Young Curator, a role which seeks to increase representation within UK visual arts organisations of young curators from minority backgrounds. The Genesis Foundation is committed to providing financial support to programmes whi...

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    Genesis Foundation supports emerging young curators from minority backgrounds | 25 February 2019

    Losal Chiodak has been announced as the first Genesis Young Curator, a role which seeks to increase representation within UK visual arts organisations of young curators from minority backgrounds. The Genesis Foundation is committed to providing financial support to programmes…

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    James MacMillan’s Stabat mater to receive US premiere | 22 February 2019

    Genesis Foundation commission continues to move and inspire audiences after performances in the Sistine Chapel, London's Barbican Centre and Scotland James MacMillan’s Stabat mater is to receive its North American premiere on 7 November 2019 with a performance at New…

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    Winners of the 2018 Genesis Prize announce San Francisco transfer of The Jungle | 18 February 2019

    Founded in 2015 by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance built its first temporary theatre in the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp. The theatre became a civic and cultural centre of the camp and a powerful voice in the international conversation…

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    Lekan Lawal, Genesis Future Directors Award winner 2019, opens Wild East at the Young Vic | 12 February 2019

    This week Lekan Lawal, winner of the Genesis Future Directors Award 2019, is making his directorial debut at the Young Vic Theatre with Wild East by April De Angelis, running until 16 February. Described in Variety as “the funniest play…

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    The Sixteen to perform programme inspired by the Bill Viola/Michelangelo exhibition in public concert at the Royal Academy of Arts, including world premiere of Genesis Foundation commission by Angus McPhee | 4 February 2019

    Programme of music from the Sistine Chapel by Allegri and Josquin, with Sir James MacMillan’s Miserere and a world premiere by Angus McPhee, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation. On 27 February, Harry Christophers CBE and The Sixteen will give a concert in the new Benjamin West...

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    The Sixteen to perform programme inspired by the Bill Viola/Michelangelo exhibition | 4 February 2019

    A public concert at the Royal Academy of Arts, including world premiere of Genesis Foundation commission by Angus McPhee Programme of music from the Sistine Chapel by Allegri and Josquin, with Sir James MacMillan’s Miserere and a world premiere by Angus McPhee,…

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  • Press Coverage

    Reviews for Star of Heaven: The Eton Choirbook Legacy | 8 January 2019

    Star of Heaven: The Eton Choirbook Legacy is a new album, recorded by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen. It features Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs all based on texts from the Eton Choir...

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    Genesis Sixteen perform carols for Classic FM | 14 December 2018

    Genesis Sixteen perform a range of Christmas carols in a Classic FM broadcast. Genesis Sixteen is an ongoing collaboration between Genesis Foundation and The Sixteen, providing a free young artists’ scheme which aims to nurture the next generation of talented choral singers....

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    The Genesis Foundation sponsors major new Royal Academy of Arts exhibition ‘Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth 26 January – 31 March 2019’ | 22 November 2018

    The Genesis Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Royal Academy of Arts’ major new exhibition Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth. This is the first time the Genesis Foundation has supported the work of the Royal Academy....

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    The Genesis Foundation sponsors major new Royal Academy of Arts exhibition | 22 November 2018

    BILL VIOLA / MICHELANGELO: LIFE, DEATH, REBIRTH26 January – 31 March 2019 The Genesis Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Royal Academy of Arts’ major new exhibition Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth. This is the first…

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    Catching-up with Carys Bowkett, 24th Genesis LAMDA Scholar | 13 November 2018

    Carys Bowkett is the 24th Genesis LAMDA Scholar to graduate from the leading drama school. She completed her BA in Professional Acting with flying colours last June and has already signed with HMcP Agency. We caught-up with her between two exciting auditions.…

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    Lekan Lawal and Caitriona Shoobridge: 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award winners at the Young Vic | 30 October 2018

    Lekan Lawal and Caitriona Shoobridge have been awarded the 2019 Genesis Future Directors Award by the Young Vic. Lekan Lawal will direct Wild East, by April De Angelis, and Caitriona Shoobridge will direct Hattie Naylor’s Ivan & The Dogs, as part of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s second season as Artistic Director. Lekan Lawal trained…

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    Our tribute to Elyse Dodgson | 24 October 2018

    Elyse over the years around the world, from Cuba to Palestine, and only last week in Peru. Here with Sarah Kane, Rufus Norris, John Studzinski and international playwrights. It is with profound sadness that the Genesis Foundation has learnt of…

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    Genesis Foundation’s new commissions celebrated in Star of Heaven | 16 October 2018

    The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music and Hallowed, a new album by Harry Christophers & The Sixteen Release date: 2 November 2018 Genesis Foundation is delighted to announce that The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music, which received its…

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    The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music to receive its Scottish premiere at The Cumnock Tryst 2018 | 2 October 2018

    Programme includes Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan, Philip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs No fewer than four Genesis Foundation commissions will make their Scottish debuts on Sunday 7 October 2018 when The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred…

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    In conversation with Debbie Hannan, Genesis Future Directors Award winner 2018 | 23 August 2018

    We caught up with 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award winner Debbie Hannan, making her directorial debut at the Young Vic with Things of Dry Hours, written by American playwright Naomi Wallace. What have you been up to since winning the Genesis Future…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina wins RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018 | 8 August 2018

    Nancy Medina, recipient of the 2017 Genesis Future Directors Award, is this year’s winner of the Royal Theatrical Support Trust’s Sir Peter Hall Director award. As part of the award, Medina will get the opportunity to direct a play on the…

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    The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music | 18 July 2018

    In May 2018, the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a landmark faith text or artifact with the world premiere of four new commissions by Sir James MacMillan CBE and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs. This ...

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    The Eton Choirbook and its legacy of sacred music: A new work by Sir James MacMillan CBE and three other new Genesis Foundation commissions from Philip Cooke, Marco Galvani & Joseph Phibbs | 25 June 2018

    Harry Christophers & The Sixteen to premiere these new Genesis Foundation commissions at Eton College Chapel, Tuesday 22 May...

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    Former Genesis Fellow Natalie Abrahami directs Machinal at Almeida Theatre to critical acclaim | 14 June 2018

    Recipient of the 2013 Genesis Fellowship, Natalie Abrahami’s production of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal has opened at London’s Almeida Theatre to a wave of critical acclaim. The 1928 American play is inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyde.…

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    The Sixteen announces its new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers, appoints a new Conducting Scholar & presents its fifth Sounds Sublime Festival | 8 June 2018

    TheSixteen has announced the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers and the appointment of current Royal Academy of Music conducting student, Harry Bradford, as Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar for 2018-19. The new cohort are: SopranosHannah Cox, Sofia Kirwan-Baez, Margaret Lingas, Hannah Littleton, Ellen Mawhinney, Kirsty…

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  • Press Coverage

    The Eton Choirbook and its Legacy of Sacred Music | 22 May 2018

    On 22 May 2018, the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a landmark faith text or artifact with the world premiere of four new commissions by Sir James MacMilllan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs....

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    THE ETON CHOIRBOOK AND ITS LEGACY OF SACRED MUSIC A new work by Sir James MacMillan CBE | 19 May 2018

    And three other new Genesis Foundation commissions from Philip Cooke, Marco Galvani & Joseph Phibbs Harry Christophers & The Sixteen to premiere these new Genesis Foundation commissions at Eton College Chapel, Tuesday 22 May Concert to be streamed live on www.classicfm.com and…

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    The Vatican premiere of Stabat mater in the Sistine Chapel | 8 May 2018

    On 22 April audiences around the world were able to watch the performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater from the Sistine Chapel....

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    Natalie Carter joins the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company in St Petersburg | 2 May 2018

    First ever British female dancer to join the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and whose time there was funded by the Genesis Foundation takes up her position this month In 2011, Natalie Carter and Hayley Stobo became the first British female students to be admitted to the…

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    Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond at the British Museum | 1 May 2018

    Genesis Foundation was the sole sponsor of a major new exhibition Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond at the British Museum, running from 2 November 2017 – 8 April 2018. The exhibition was named ‘Best Exhibition’ in The Times Arts Awards 2017. Examining the practi...

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    Debbie Hannan wins the Young Vic’s Genesis Future Directors Award | 17 April 2018

    Debbie Hannan has been awarded the second 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award winner by the Young Vic. She will direct Things of Dry Hours in The Clare at the Young Vic this summer, as part of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s first season as Artistic…

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    2018 Genesis Future Director Award Winner John R. Wilkinson | 28 March 2018

    In February 2018, John R. Wilkinson, recipient of the 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award, directed a production of Winter by Jon Fosse as part of the scheme. The Stage interviewed John ahead of this directorial debut at Young Vic Theatre....

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    Sophie Chapman leaves position as curator of The White House in Dagenham | 26 March 2018

    After 2.5 years, Sophie Chapman is leaving her position as curator of The White House in Dagenham, a Create London project. Sophie reflects on what she is most proud of during her time there....

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    Genesis Foundation commission, Hallowed, by Stephen Hough receiving its world première performance at the British Museum | 23 March 2018

    Continuing its programme of commissioning sacred music, the Genesis Foundation premiered its latest work, by Stephen Hough, at the British Museum on Tuesday 13 March in a concert celebrating the exhibition Living with gods: people, places and worlds beyond. Hallowed was the…

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    Genesis Foundation to present first ever concert live-streaming from the Sistine Chapel | 20 March 2018

    22 April 2018: Vatican premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s masterly Stabat mater to be available free to audiences worldwide for a month Harry Christophers, The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia to perform this Genesis Foundation commission....

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    Genesis Foundation to present first ever concert live-streaming from the Sistine Chapel 22 April 2018 | 20 March 2018

    Vatican premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s masterly Stabat mater to be available free to audiences worldwide for a month Harry Christophers, The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia to perform this Genesis Foundation commission On 22 April audiences around the world will be able to…

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    The Jungle, by 2018 Genesis Prize winners Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy, to transfer to the West End | 12 March 2018

    Following outstanding critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Good Chance Theatre have announced the West End transfer of The Jungle. Written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the play…

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    Genesis Foundation commission, Hallowed, by Stephen Hough to receive its world première performance at the British Museum | 9 March 2018

    Continuing its programme of commissioning sacred music, the Genesis Foundation will premiere its latest work, by Stephen Hough, at the British Museum on Tuesday 13 March in a concert celebrating the exhibition Living with gods: people, places and worlds beyond. Hallowed is…

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    The 2018 Genesis Prize is awarded to Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directors of Good Chance Theatre, for their work with refugees in Calais and London | 12 February 2018

    The Genesis Prize is the only prize to reward the mentoring of artistic talent Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directors of Good Chance Theatre, are today announced as the winners of the 2018 Genesis Prize. Worth £25,000, the Genesis Prize is the only prize which recognises outstan...

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    The 2018 Genesis Prize is awarded to Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directors of Good Chance Theatre, for their work with refugees in Calais and London | 12 February 2018

    The Genesis Prize is the only prize to reward the mentoring of artistic talent Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directors of Good Chance Theatre, are today announced as the winners of the 2018 Genesis Prize. Worth £25,000, the Genesis Prize is the…

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    In conversation with John R. Wilkinson, Genesis Future Directors Award winner 2018 | 7 February 2018

    We caught up with 2018 Genesis Award winner John R. Wilkinson, ahead of his directorial debut at the Young Vic with Winter, written by Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse. What have you been up to since winning the Genesis Future Directors Award? First of…

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    Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson, playwrights of The Jungle, win the Genesis Prize 2018 | 2 February 2018

    The 2018 Genesis Prize was awarded to Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directors of Good Chance Theatre. Few young playwrights have made such an impact as Murphy and Robertson whose play The Jungle, supported and directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin and produced by David Lan...

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    Reviews for James MacMillan: Stabat Mater recording | 23 January 2018

    In March 2017, The Sixteen released the world premiere recording of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation and dedicated to John Studzinski, on their own record label, CORO....

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    Writer and Director Nadia Latif is named Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic | 23 January 2018

    Writer and Director Nadia Latif has been chosen as the next Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic theatre. Nadia’s most recent credits as a director include: Fall of the Kingdom and Rise of the Footsoldier with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against…

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    John Studzinski receives 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award | 9 January 2018

    John Studzinski was honoured with the 2017 UK Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for his work with the Genesis Foundation in nurturing excellence among young artists. He was presented with a cheque for 15,000 Euros for the Genesis Foundation , and a limited edition pen,...

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    Genesis Foundation sponsors new British Museum exhibition: Living with gods, peoples, places and worlds beyond | 9 January 2018

    The Genesis Foundation is the sole sponsor of the British Museum’s critically-acclaimed exhibition: Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond, which examines the practice and expression of religious beliefs in the lives of individuals and communities across the world....

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    Celebrating our Genesis LAMDA Scholars: 2017 highlights | 22 December 2017

    Lewis Bruniges, Genesis LAMDA Scholar, class of 2017, graduated with a First Class Degree this summer and secured representation with CAM. 25 students have been awarded Genesis scholarships over the past 20 years. Their success in the industry is testament…

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    Genesis Sixteen perform Christmas carols in the Fitzrovia Chapel for Classic FM | 18 December 2017

    In this video, Genesis Sixteen perform ‘Past Three O’Clock’ for a Classic FM broadcast in the Fitzrovia Chapel in London....

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    John Studzinski named Catholic of the Year for 2017 by the Catholic Herald | 13 December 2017

    The Catholic Herald has named John Studzinski Catholic of the Year for 2017. Luke Coppen, editor of The Catholic Herald, praised John Studzinski for “his outstanding but discreet efforts to combat modern slavery, encourage greater appreciation for spirituality and inspire…

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    Royal Court Theatre premieres plays from Ukraine and Syria | 28 November 2017

    The Royal Court’s autumn 2017 season is focused on work produced by its International Playwrights Programme, which is supported by the Genesis Foundation. As part of this focus, two world premieres are being given: Bad Roads written by Ukrainian Natal’ya Vorozhbit and Goats written…

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    James MacMillan’s Stabat mater – a Genesis Foundation commission – wins the Diapason d’Or for Choral Music in Paris | 23 November 2017

    James MacMillan’s Stabat mater, commissioned by the Genesis Foundation, was awarded the Diapason d’Or for Musique Chorale (Choral Music) in Paris last night at a ceremony broadcast live on France Musique from the Maison de la Radio. The coveted prize was…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina brings a Pulitzer Prize nominated play to the Young Vic Theatre | 22 November 2017

    On 22 November 2017 this year’s Genesis Future Directors Award winner Nancy Medina will premiere Yellowman at The Clare, Young Vic. The Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Dael Orlandersmith was described by Variety as a “celebration of young love and a harrowing study of smouldering…

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  • Press Release

    The Genesis Foundation sponsors major new British Museum exhibition: Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond | 2 November 2017

    The Genesis Foundation sponsors major new British Museum exhibition: Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond 2 November 2017 – 8 April 2018 The Genesis Foundation is the sole sponsor of the major new exhibition Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond at ...

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    The Genesis Foundation sponsors new British Museum exhibition: Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond | 2 November 2017

    The Genesis Foundation is the sole sponsor of the British Museum’s latest exhibition: Living with Gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond, which examines the practice and expression of religious beliefs in the lives of individuals and communities across the world. Discussing the…

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    John Studzinski receives 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award | 13 October 2017

    https://youtu.be/lqvbmTRNF9I John Studzinski has been honoured with the 2017 UK Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for his work with the Genesis Foundation in nurturing excellence among young artists. He joins a notable list of past honourees of the…

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    Montblanc Honours Modern-Day Patron of Arts and Culture John Studzinski CBE | 12 October 2017

    Celebrating 26 Years of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Awards at The British museum in London....

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    The Genesis Foundation celebrates 20 years of international work with the Royal Court Theatre | 11 October 2017

    70 COUNTRIES 300 + PLAYS 40 LANGUAGES 250 + INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS BROUGHT TO WORK AT THE ROYAL COURT Today the Genesis Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Royal Court Theatre, a partnership which has enabled hundreds of…

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    Royal Court Theatre spotlights its international work in Autumn / Winter 2017 Season | 4 October 2017

    World premieres, international voices and women writers dominate a diverse season of plays commissioned and developed by the International Playwrights Programme, supported by the Genesis Foundation. The Royal Court Theatre’s Autumn / Winter 2017 programme features 12 plays, including five…

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    Genesis Lamda Network to offer support and mentoring to emerging artists & technicians | 1 October 2017

    Last night LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) and the Genesis Foundation announced the launch of the Genesis LAMDA Network; an important new mentoring programme for actors, stage managers and technicians. The Genesis LAMDA Network pairs a final year student on LAMDA’s...

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    Genesis Foundation celebrates today the launch of the Genesis LAMDA Network: providing mentoring and support to LAMDA Students. | 25 September 2017

    The Genesis Foundation is partnering with LAMDA to fund the new Genesis LAMDA Network that will give final year students mentoring from past graduates on how to succeed in the industry. Available initially to final year students on LAMDA’s BA…

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    Q&A: Lewis Bruniges, LAMDA Graduating Actor, 2017 | 24 August 2017

    We caught up with Genesis LAMDA Scholar Lewis Bruniges after his performance in the new production of Edmond Rostand’s classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac. Talk us through your third year at LAMDA, how did it go? There’s almost too much…

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    Genesis Sixteen alumna Sarah Latto’s ensemble, echo, joins forces with the London Philharmonic Orchestra | 10 July 2017

    echo, a new ensemble launched by former Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar Sarah Latto will perform in Debut Sounds: New Musick, a concert presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 12 July at St John’s, Smith Square. Debut Sounds: New Musick is a…

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    The Sixteen announces new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers and appoints new Conducting Scholar | 5 July 2017

    The Sixteen are delighted to announce the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers and the appointment of Benedict Preece as Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar for 2017-18. The new cohort are: Soprano: Morven Bremner, Isabella Gibber, Natalie Houlston, Maisie Hulbert, Victoria Meteyard, Rebecca Murphy, Myrna Tennant Alto:…

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    Benedict Preece appointed Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar 2017/18 | 29 June 2017

    Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have announced Benedict Preece as the Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar 2017/18. Currently Music Director of Caritas Chamber Choir, East Bridge Chorale and Sandwich Concert Band, Benedict began his career as a Chorister of Canterbury Cathedral…

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  • Press Coverage

    Reviews for James MacMillan Stabat Mater | 23 June 2017

    Thursday 10 November 2016 On Saturday 15 October 2016, the world premiere of the new Genesis Foundation commission by James MacMillan, Stabat Mater, was performed by Harry Christophers, The Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican, London. Greeting this premiere perform...

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    Elyse Dodgson and the Royal Court’s International Department complete second phase of their work with young Chinese writers in Beijing | 15 June 2017

    Sixteen young playwrights in Beijing are currently enrolled in a series of workshops and discussions of first drafts of their plays being run by Elyse Dodgson and the Royal Court’s International Department. Meeting in the tranquillity of an old Buddhist…

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    The Genesis Foundation salutes David Lan as he steps down as artistic director of the Young Vic after 18 extraordinary years | 13 June 2017

    John Studzinski, Founder & Chairman of the Genesis Foundation today saluted Davin Lan’s numerous achievements at the Young Vic during his time as artistic director and his long-term partnership with the Genesis Foundation, as he steps down after 18 years.…

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    The Genesis Future Directors Award 2018 is open for applications | 1 June 2017

    The Genesis Future Directors Award, funded by the Genesis Foundation, gives an emerging director a once in a lifetime opportunity to hone their skills at the Young Vic and stage a fully-resourced production in the Clare Studio. Details and guidelines…

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    John Studzinski receives 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award | 25 May 2017

    John Studzinski is being honoured for the contributions of the Genesis Foundation – which he founded in 2001 – in nurturing artistic excellence among young artists with the 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for the UK, an…

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    John Studzinski receives 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award | 25 May 2017

    25 May 2017 John Studzinski is being honoured for the contributions of the Genesis Foundation – which he founded in 2001 – in nurturing artistic excellence among young artists with the 2017 Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for the UK, an annual award highlighting the ...

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    John Studzinski featured in Financial Times on patrons engaging their artistic passions on a deeper level | 6 May 2017

    John Studzinski, Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Foundation, has been featured in the Financial Times’ How To Spend It supplement talking about arts philanthropy and the need for artists to be better supported and mentored, as typified by the…

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    James MacMillan’s Stabat mater – a Genesis Foundation commission – is Gramophone’s Recording of the Month, May 2017 | 28 April 2017

    “A highly moving setting of this ancient text – James MacMillan’s score embodies Mary’s grief and pain with extraordinary power. The Sixteen respond with singing of searing intensity.” Martin Cullingford, Editor of Gramophone Magazine Not only has Gramophone made the recording…

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    Genesis Future Director Award winner Lucy J Skilbeck directs at the Young Vic for the first time | 20 April 2017

    “It was when we began rehearsal for  Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal at the Young Vic, and were in the thick of the action, that I began to understand the power of the Genesis Future Directors Award.” In March 2017, Genesis Future Director…

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    Genesis Foundation celebrates album release of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater at launch event with performance by Harry Christophers and Genesis Sixteen | 6 March 2017

    John Studzinski, founder and chairman of the Genesis Foundation, hosted a reception to celebrate the album launch of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater which was commissioned by the Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen and given its world premiere last…

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    James MacMillan Stabat Mater, a Genesis Foundation commission | 2 March 2017

    In this short video John Studinski explores the reasons for commissioning a contemporary setting of the Stabat Mater, while James MacMillan and Harry Christophers describe their experience bringing the commision to life....

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    Casting announcement for Future Director Award Winners 2017 plays at the Young Vic | 1 March 2017

    The Bear/The Proposal plays by Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn directed by Lucy J Skilbeck Wednesday 15 March Saturday 25 March 2017 The Clare Genesis Future Directors Award winner Lucy J Skilbeck directs two one-act comedic shorts: The Bear and The Proposal Casting ann...

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    Polly Graham, former Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera, makes her main stage debut for the company directing Le Vin herbé | 16 February 2017

    As Genesis Assistant Director at Welsh National Opera Polly Graham spent two years being mentored by the company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director David Pountney. She worked with him on a number of new productions including Berg’s Lulu, Britten’s Paul Bunyan and Jonathan…

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    Playwright Will Eno, part of the Residency Five programme supported by the Genesis Foundation, has his new play Wakey, Wakey premiered at Signature Theatre from Tuesday 7 February 2017. | 3 February 2017

    Signature Theatre launched its innovative Residency Five programme in 2012, guaranteeing a group of playwrights three new productions over the course of a five-year residency. The Genesis Foundation’s two-year grant has supported these playwrights over two seasons enabling them to…

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    International Playwrights: Genesis Foundation Projects 2016 | 21 January 2017

    During 2016, Elyse Dodgson continued her fantastic work around the world supported by the Genesis Foundation in conjunction with the Royal Court Theatre in London. Here is a round-up of the busy and fulfilling year she has had: I See…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award winners for 2017 announced | 1 December 2016

    Genesis Future Directors Award winners for 2017 announced...

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    Genesis Sixteen alumni star in All the Angels at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse | 25 November 2016

    Nick Drake’s comedy All the Angels returns to theSam Wannamaker Playhouse for a two-month run, from 6 December. The plays stars David Horovitch, Sean Campion, Paul Kemble, Lucy Peacock, Kelly Price, Lawrence Smith and Saskia Strallen with eight former members of Genesis…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award 2017 winners to direct two plays at the Young Vic | 17 November 2016

    The Bear/The Proposal, directed by Lucy J Skilbeck, will run from 15 March – 25 March 2017 Yellowman, directed by Nancy Medina,will run from 22 November- 2 December 2017 Checkhov’s The Bear, is the story of the inconsolable widow Elena who has vowed…

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    Genesis Foundation celebrates the appointment of its 25th Genesis LAMDA scholar | 14 November 2016

    The Genesis Foundation today announces the appointment of its 25th Genesis LAMDA Scholar: Stuart Thompson. John Studzinski instigated the Genesis LAMDA scholarship endowment in 1998, following a conversation with Dame Janet Suzman DBE, about the socio-economic inequality of the intake in…

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    Premiere of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater | 12 October 2016

    Saturday 15 October 2016 sees the world premiere performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater at the Barbican Centre, London as part of a whole day of programming around his choral music. Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen,…

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    Genesis Sixteen Alumni: Hannah Ely, soprano, reflects on how her experience paved the way to her future in classical music. | 5 September 2016

    “I often wonder where I would be today were it not for the wonderful experience and inspiration that I was privileged enough to receive as part of the Genesis Sixteen scheme.” Five years on from taking part in the inaugural Genesis…

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    LAMDA alumnus stars in Operation Crucible directed by Genesis Future Director, Bryony Shanahan | 10 August 2016

    From 7 – 24 September 2016, two Genesis partners cross paths as former Genesis LAMDA Scholar, Paul Tinto (class of 2010), stars in the play Operation Crucible directed by the current Genesis Future Director at the Young Vic, Bryony Shanahan. The widely…

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    Genesis Foundation Summer Roundup | 5 August 2016

    2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Genesis Foundation, an exciting year that has already seen the historic vespers service take place at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, plays by Genesis international playwrights performed in South Africa and at…

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    Genesis Sixteen headlines The Sixteen’s Sounds Sublime Festival | 11 July 2016

    On Saturday 16 July St-Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Gallery, St Clement Danes and Bridewell Hall will resound with music-making by the fifth cohort of Genesis Sixteen and a selection of other vibrant young vocal ensembles, including London International Gospel Choir, The…

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    John Studzinski CBE delivers Roscoe lecture on philanthropy for Liverpool John Moores University | 27 June 2016

    On Thursday 2 June 2016, Founder & Chairman of the Genesis Foundation John Studzinski CBE delivered a Roscoe lecture, Making Money do Good Things in the magnificent setting of St George’s Hall, located at the heart of Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter. Mr Studzinski was…

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    Elyse Dodgson reports on her recent work in Cuba | 16 June 2016

    Elyse Dodgson, Head of the International Department at the Royal Court Theatre, offers an insight into the creative process behind the theatre’s ever ambitious and crucially important International Playwrights Programme. With support and funding from the Genesis Foundation, Elyse and her…

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    Three world premieres by Residency Five playwrights in Signature Theatre’s 2016/17 season | 13 June 2016

    New York’s Signature Theatre has announced that three world premieres in its 2016/17 season will be by Residency Five writers will. The Genesis Foundation funds the Theatre’s innovative Residency Five programme in support of the company’s founding principle of honouring and nurturing the playwright.…

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    The Cumnock Tryst Festival announces its 2016 programme, including performances by Genesis Sixteen and support from the Genesis Foundation | 26 May 2016

    On Wednesday 25 May Sir James MacMillan CBE unveiled a programme for the 2016 Cumnock Tryst Festival that features a roster of internationally acclaimed musicians, including legendary bass-baritone Sir Willard White and the talented young singers of Genesis Sixteen. Established just two years ago, the festival shares…

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    Hadrian Garrard, director of Create London, is awarded the biennial Genesis Prize recognising an outstanding mentor of artistic talent | 17 May 2016

    Hadrian Garrard, director of Create London, is today announced as the winner of the 2016 Genesis Prize, worth £25,000, that recognises an outstanding mentor of artistic talent. The Genesis Prize is the only prize to recognise such mentors and to give the award so…

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    Hadrian Garrard, director of Create London, is awarded the biennial Genesis Prize recognising an outstanding mentor of artistic talent | 17 May 2016

    Hadrian Garrard, director of Create London, is today announced as the winner of the 2016 Genesis Prize, worth £25,000, that recognises an outstanding mentor of artistic talent. The Genesis Prize is the only prize to recognise such mentors and to give the award so they might expan...

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    Genesis Fellow Gbolahan Obisesan directs Cuttin’ It at the Young Vic | 12 May 2016

    “We’re opposites, even though we came from the same, she’s nuttin’ like me, an that shames me.” Directed by Genesis Fellow Gbolahan Obisesan, Cuttin’ It runs at the Young Vic’s Maria theatre from Friday 20 May until Saturday 11 June 2016; the first…

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    Alumni News: Samuel Barnett to star in BBC America’s Dirk Gently; William Wallace named winner of the London Handel Singing Competition 2016 | 27 April 2016

    At the core of the Genesis Foundation is the belief that a holistic approach must be taken to the development of young artistic talent; a unique philosophy whereby the Foundation works in partnership with the leaders of prestigious arts organisations…

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    Royal Court Theatre’s sell out play, I See You, transfers to The Market Theatre, Johannesburg | 20 April 2016

    “Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go” On Wednesday 13 April Mongiwekhaya’s I See You transferred to The Market Theatre, Johannesburg for the second phase of its inaugural run. Presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project, I See…

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    The Cumnock Tryst Festival, founded by Genesis Foundation associate James MacMillan, shortlisted for an RPS Music Award | 8 April 2016

    The Cumnock Tryst Festival, established just two years ago by composer Sir James MacMillan with support from individuals and organisations including the Genesis Foundation, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award. 65 independent jurors considered 350 nominations across 13 categories;…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award 2016 winners to direct two plays at the Young Vic | 4 April 2016

    Dutchman, directed by Ola Ince, will run from 6 – 16 April trade, directed by Bryony Shanahan,will run from 16 – 26 November Amiri Baraka’s play, Dutchman, centres on two strangers as they meet on a subway train on an oppressively hot day:…

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    Historic Catholic service at Hampton Court Palace broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong | 23 March 2016

    Broadcasts: Wednesday 30 March 2016 3.30pm – 4.30pm  Sunday 3 April 2016 3pm – 4pm On 9 February 2016, the Genesis and Choral Foundations brought together leaders from the Catholic and Anglican Church for the first service according to the…

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    Genesis Foundation Sponsors Diamond Fund Launch Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral, 27 April | 1 March 2016

    The Genesis Foundation has today been announced as the lead sponsor of the choral concert at St Paul’s Cathedral organised by The Friends of Cathedral Music. This concert will bring together choristers representing 60 cathedral choirs to launch the Diamond Fund for Choristers whi...

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    I See You, a new play by South African writer, Mongiwekhaya, opens at the Royal Court Theatre | 26 February 2016

    “Speak to me in your mother-tongue and I will let you go” I See You, by South African Playwright Mongiwekhaya, is presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project and was developed during the Royal Court’s new writing project in South Africa…

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    Historic Vespers service at Hampton Court Palace reaches a global audience | 16 February 2016

    People from around the world were inspired by Faith and the Crown, an historic event on the evening of Tuesday 9 February 2016 that saw the Genesis and Choral Foundations bring together leaders from the Catholic and Anglican Church for the…

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    Genesis Foundation commissions new Stabat Mater from James MacMillan | 28 January 2016

    The weekend of 15/16 October will see the Barbican Centre present a series of concerts and talks dedicated to James MacMillan. At the pinnacle of these celebrations will be the world premiere of his full-length Stabat Mater, commissioned by the Genesis…

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    Genesis Foundation commissions new Stabat Mater from James MacMillan | 26 January 2016

    World premiere to be given by Harry Christophers, The Sixteen & Britten Sinfonia, Barbican Hall, 16 October 2016...

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    John Studzinski, Founder & Chairman of the Genesis Foundation discusses Philanthropy in an interview for the BBC | 22 January 2016

    Each year the World Economic Forum plays host to some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and premier economists. Speaking with the BBC from Davos, Switzerland, Founder & Chairman of the Genesis Foundation John Studzinski explores the idea that it may now…

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    Genesis Future Directors Award winners for 2016 announced | 15 January 2016

    Ola Ince will direct Dutchman and Bryony Shanahan will direct trade. Tickets go on sale today....

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    Public ticket ballot for Vespers service at Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal now open | 11 January 2016

    The free public ballot for tickets to attend the Vespers service at Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal is now open via the Classic FM website. Click here to enter. On Tuesday 9 February history will be made when the Genesis Foundation…

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    First Catholic service to be celebrated at Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal in over 450 years | 6 January 2016

    History will be made on the evening of Tuesday 9 February when the Genesis Foundation and the Choral Foundation bring together leaders of the Catholic Church and the Church of England for the first service according to the Latin Rite…

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    First Catholic service to be celebrated at Hampton Court Palace’s Chapel Royal in over 450 years | 5 January 2016

    Henry VIII’s chapel to be setting for historic service with Cardinal Nichols celebrating Vespers and the Bishop of London, Dean of the Chapel Royal, preaching....

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