Hire us

We pride ourselves on our versatility and professionalism and are able to provide a range of experienced singers – from a chamber choir of eight to a symphony chorus of 120. We work across an eclectic range of music – from major classical works to opera, television and movie soundtracks, musicals and rock and pop music. We are equally confident in recording studios, singing regularly at Abbey Road and Air, as we are performing in major concerts halls or pop music venues, such as London’s O2, the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Many of our concerts have been recorded for broadcast on radio and TV or for DVD distribution.

We offer professional musicianship at every event and can provide a tailor-made choir for engagements. Our music director David Temple MBE is hugely experienced at preparing Crouch End Festival Chorus for concerts of all types of music and is an accomplished conductor, both in the concert hall and in the recording studio. Choral arrangements can be prepared if required.

Picture: Dani Devine

 

We have extensive experience working live and in the studio with classical music’s big names as well as with rock stars, and we have recorded soundtracks for films, TV programmes, video games and commercials.

Most recently we have provided choirs for concerts with Ennio Morricone, Andrea Bocelli at the O2, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Royal Festival Hall and Hans Zimmer at Wembley Arena, as well as recordings for a major advertising campaign for Cadbury and choral backing for Sarah Brightman and Sir Ray Davies on their new albums. 

To find out more about hiring the choir, please contact Davina Ross-Anderson at engagements@cefc.org.uk, or David Temple on 07968 821 984.

Some of CEC with Noel Gallagher's Platinum disc

High Flying Birds: Crouch End Festival Chorus appeared on the double-platinum album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Photo: David Temple

What they said ...

“You and your marvellous choir couldn't have done it better. It was an enormous pleasure and privilege to work together and I can't wait to do it again soon please!!”
Edward Gardner, conductor
 
“David Temple and the group were outstanding, more than lived up to their excellent reputation. It was truly a highlight of the process.”
Andrew Lockington, film music composer

“Please convey my gratitude to all your magnificent singers! And tell them that they made the impossible possible! You and The Choir are truly wonderful!”
Hans Zimmer, film music composer
 
“Most fabulously, Crouch End Festival Chorus added a divine dimension to Days, Waterloo Sunset and Shangri-La (performed here live, Davies said, for the first time). Lovely, lovely, lovely. As the Chorus’s voices soared behind him, Ray Davies looked like a very proud man indeed.”
David Cheal, Daily Telegraph

More details of our professional engagements can be found here.