Crouch End Festival Chorus patrons knighted in New Year's Honours

Enlarge Image Ray Davies and CEFC at the Royal Festival Hall, 2011 | Picture: Matt Biddulph
Ray Davies and CEFC at the Royal Festival Hall, 2011 | Picture: Matt Biddulph

Our warmest congratulations to Sir Ray Davies and Sir Bryn Terfel, who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year's Honours for their services to the arts and music.

We enjoyed performing with Bryn Terfel when he was making his name as a young bass-baritone, and were delighted when he agreed to be a patron of the choir. His career has since risen to great heights, and his knighthood is richly deserved.

Muswell Hill-born Ray Davies has been a local friend to Crouch End Festival Chorus for many years. We have performed with him at the Glastonbury Festival and in the Royal Festival Hall, and we made the best-selling album Kinks Choral Collection together. His outstanding lifetime contribution to the cultural life of the nation is rightly honoured with his knighthood.

>>See the full list of Crouch End Festival Chorus patrons in the About us section

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Listen to Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Here's a taster of our concert on 12 February 2017. Book now to hear the full work at the Barbican

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War Cry from The Battle on the Ice (Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky) recorded by Crouch End Festival Chorus at the Barbican, London, on 6 July 2008 | David Temple - conductor | Forest Philharmonic Orchestra

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Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Sunday 12 February 2017 7:30 PM

Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Vivaldi – Gloria
Holst – Hymn of Jesus
Prokofiev – Alexander Nevsky

Crouch End Festival Chorus
Finchley Children’s Music Group
City of London School for Girls Choir
London Orchestra da Camera

David Temple – conductor
Jessica Cale – soprano
Kitty Whately – mezzo-soprano

Book now: Barbican online booking

In this tricolour concert, Crouch End Festival Chorus presents itself in three completely different guises to perform the varying styles of the Baroque (Vivaldi’s Gloria), the English choral tradition (Holst’s Hymn of Jesus) and...

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Bach - St John Passion
Saturday 01 April 2017 7:30 PM
St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Bach - St John Passion

Book now: St John's Smith Square online booking

The essence of J.S. Bach’s St John Passion – with its extraordinary beauty, profundity and visceral energy – is the communication of a human story. This is at the heart of CEFC’s interpretation of the work. Using Neil Jenkins’s sensitive translation into English, the true horror and pathos of the story of the Passion is communicated directly from the mouths of the singers to the ears and hearts of the listening audience.