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10 December 2019

2019 Highlights The Edinburgh International Festival presented the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Le grand Inconnu in August. Commissioned by the Genesis Foundation, this large-scale choral symphony (No.5) based on the Holy Spirit was performed by its dedicatees Harry Christophers…

4 December 2019

The Genesis Foundation has partnered with Hackney Council to commission a new public artwork which will act as an expression of the Windrush Generation’s contribution to the life of Hackney and the UK, and symbolise the continuing commitment from the…

28 November 2019

The Sixteen’s young artists’ programme Genesis Sixteen will continue its association with opera company and homeless charity Streetwise Opera with three performances of After Winter, based on Schubert’s Winterreise, in July 2020. Performing After Winter with Genesis Sixteen will be…

15 November 2019

The October announcement of the major new partnership between the Genesis Foundation and the Almeida Theatre has received international coverage in publications such as the Evening Standard, The Stage, Broadway World and WhatsOnStage as well as a social media buzz.…

11 November 2019

Two days after its North American premiere, James MacMillan’s Stabat mater was performed in the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral on 9 November 2019. While the work received its world premiere in the Barbican, followed by a performance in the…

8 November 2019

On 7 November 2019, James MacMillan’s Stabat mater received its North American premiere in the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. This Genesis Foundation commission, a profound and deeply moving rendering of the Stabat mater text which evokes a…

29 October 2019

Widely recognised as the UK’s leading commissioner of sacred music, the Genesis Foundation’s 25th and latest commission received its premiere performance during Mons. Vladimir Felzmann’s Anniversary Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 24 October. The new motet O Lord, thou…

24 October 2019

On Thursday 24 October a major new partnership between the Genesis Foundation and the Almeida Theatre was announced with the launch of the Genesis Almeida New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme. This is an annual programme that supports emerging and experienced…

17 October 2019

Following the huge success of the world premiere of MacMillan’s Symphony No.5: Le grand Inconnu at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, the symphony received its London premiere on 14 October 2019 at the Barbican Centre. This Genesis Foundation commission explores the…

3 October 2019

The Young Vic Directors Program has announced the launch of a new and improved Genesis Network website. Serving nearly 1,000 directors, designers and producers living in the UK at the early stages of their career, this updated and developed site…

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…

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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