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30 March 2020

The premiere recording of James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 5 ‘Le grand Inconnu’ will be released on Harry Christophers and The Sixteen’s CORO label. Recorded live at the Barbican Hall, James MacMillan’s powerful large-scale choral symphony was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation…

25 March 2020

The Genesis Foundation today announced Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, as the winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize. Worth £25,000, the Genesis Prize is the only prize which recognises outstanding mentoring of artistic talent and gives…

5 March 2020

LIGHT, a dazzling installation by artist Chris Levine – originally commissioned by the Genesis Foundation in 2010 – goes live on 20 March 2020 in the 12th-century Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral. Compounding its impact will be a soundtrack of…

18 February 2020

On 24 February, Genesis Foundation Founder & Chairman John Studzinski will chair the first of three ‘Cultural Conversations’ hosted by William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London at Mansion House. Funded by the Genesis Foundation, these conversations are…

7 February 2020

On Friday 7 February, John Studzinski CBE will receive the St Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy from the Board of Founders and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) in Florida, in relation to his charity Arise. FADICA is a…

29 January 2020

The fourth in the series of 20 Genesis Podcasts has been released featuring actor, broadcaster and singer Alexander Armstrong and conductor Harry Christophers. They discuss their mutual past as cathedral choristers and the wider benefits and joys of singing choral…

7 January 2020

The next Genesis Fellow at the Young Vic is to be director Jennifer Tang. Jennifer is an award-winning theatre-maker and stage director specialising in making new work across multiple disciplines. Her practice spans new writing, devised work and theatre with…

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…

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