Rehearsals for our own concerts take place every Friday at Fortismere School, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE. They last from 7.30 to 10 pm with a 15-minute break for tea and coffee – and biscuits and cakes to enjoy
We also have a dress rehearsal on the day of a concert, usually during the afternoon for an evening concert. We usually take a break for holidays at Christmas, Easter and during the summer.
We promote five of our own concerts each year and members are expected to sing in most of these. You can, of course, sing in all of them, if you wish. We ask you not to miss more than two rehearsals for any one concert. Please see our forthcoming concerts on the concert calendar.
Crouch End Festival Chorus is committed to supporting new music by British-based composers. This means that there is always something challenging to learn as well as the opportunity to take part in more traditional choral works.
In addition, we are often approached to sing in other engagements. Selected singers take part in high-profile events such as work with our patrons Sir Ray Davies, Noel Gallagher, Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone, and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
These may be recordings or concerts. Rehearsals for these engagements are usually in addition to our regular Friday night rehearsals.
We encourage our members to take part in as many of these as they can, subject to invitation by the music director if a smaller group is required.