Temple goes to the Palace

It's official! Crouch End Festival Chorus music director David Temple has received his MBE award for Services to Music. Attending Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 5 March, Temple received his award from the Duke of Cambridge.

Afterwards, he was interviewed by the Press Association, saying: "It's something I never dreamt of, when I was a kid. I still don't believe I've done anything to deserve it. I'm so proud." He also talked about his work with CEFC patrons Sir Ray Davies and Noel Gallagher, remarking on how friendly rock stars can be.

>>Read the full Press Association report via AOL News

Carmina Burana

Sunday 1 July 2018 3:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Orff Carmina Burana
Stravinsky Les Noces

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera Percussion Ensemble
Coldfall Primary School Choir
Rhodes Avenue Primary School Choir

David Temple - conductor
Paul Ayres - pianist
Ben Frost - pianist
Peter Jaekel - pianist
William Vann - pianist
Grace Davidson - soprano
Marta Fontanals-Simmons - mezzo soprano
Robert Murray - tenor
Grant Doyle - baritone

This matinee concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall features Carl Orff's ever-popular cantata Carmina Burana, and Stravinsky's groundbreaking Les Noces ("The Wedding"). Orff's playfully suggestive Carmina Burana borrows shamelessly from Les Noces, and yet the two could hardly be further apart. The startlingly original Les Noces was first conceived as a dance cantata about a 19th-century Russian peasant wedding, and is scored for soloists, chorus, four pianos and percussion. The rumbustious and dramatic Carmina Burana, with its instantly recognisable choruses including the monumental O Fortuna, evokes the lusty medieval world of dancing, feasting and drinking.