The winner is announced...

Enlarge Image CEFC carol competition winner Richard James Harvey:
CEFC carol competition winner Richard James Harvey: "I didn't want to write a typical Christmas carol..."

November 2014: Congratulations go to the winner of the Crouch End Festival Chorus carol competition: the composer Richard James Harvey, for his carol Chanticleer.

With a very high standard of entries, the competition has been a great success, and has provided a fitting end to the choir's 30th anniversary year. Musical director David Temple said: “Richard’s winning carol Chanticleer has a wonderfully festive feel and will prove popular with singers and audiences alike. I feel that we have uncovered a real gem!”

Chanticleer will be performed at the CEFC Sing Christmas concert at St Michael's Highgate on 20 December. The new work will take its place alongside festive favourites including Once in Royal David's City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, as well as modern classics such as Lauridsen's Ave Maria and Tavener's The Lamb.

Book your Sing Christmas tickets now to hear the world premiere of Richard James Harvey's Chanticleer and raise your voice in song with Crouch End Festival Chorus:

Precious Moments

November 2014: Crouch End Festival Chorus will be joining singers from Coldfall and Rhodes Avenue schools later this month for a magical evening of festive music in support of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. Held at St James church in Muswell Hill, the Precious Moments concert will feature Christmas carols and well-known songs in a beautiful setting.

CEFC musical director David Temple said: 'We have had a fantastic response from choir members wanting to take part in this community concert, and we urge everyone in the area to come along and support an amazing local charity.'

Precious Moments
Thursday 27 November
St James Muswell Hill
Doors open 6pm for festive drinks reception; concert starts 7pm

Tickets: adult £15 | child £8 | under-fives free
Book now: Eventbrite online booking 


Sing Christmas!

Saturday 20 December 2014 7:30 PM

St Michael's Highgate

Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple – conductor
Peter Jaekel – organ and piano

Book now:

Join Crouch End Festival Chorus for a concert of traditional carols and seasonal songs in support of The Brain Tumour Charity. This year will see the first performance of Richard James Harvey's Chanticleer, the winning entry in the CEFC carol competition

Next Concert
Monteverdi: Vespers
Saturday 07 February 2015 7:30 PM
St John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Monteverdi: Vespers

After a year of commissions to celebrate CEFC’s 30th anniversary, we wind back four centuries to one of the greatest choral works ever written: Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 – or simply Vespers of 1610.