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Sing Christmas! 2017

Saturday 16 December 2017 7:30 PM
St Michael's Highgate

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

Crouch End Festival Chorus returns to St Michael’s Church, Highgate, with its ever-popular Christmas treat, full of seasonal cheer for all the family. Read More

Prayer of the Heart

Saturday 10 February 2018 7:30 PM
St John’s Smith Square

Brodsky Quartet
Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple - conductor

In an exciting collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet - one of the UK’s greatest and most brilliantly explorative string quartets - Crouch End Festival Chorus showcases music by British and American composers as part of St John’s Smith Square’s year-long festival of Americana, marking Bernstein’s centenary. Read More

Carmina Burana

Sunday 1 July 2018 3:00 PM
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Orff - Carmina Burana
Stravinsky - Les Noces (performed in English)

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. Read More