2021-22 programme

Mozart: Requiem

Sunday 24 October 2021  3.00pm
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Mozart Requiem
Jessica Curry Echo
Brahms Schicksalslied

Crouch End Festival Chorus 
London Mozart Players

David Temple conductor
Francesca Chiejina soprano
Kathryn Rudge 
mezzo soprano
Ronald Samm 
Benjamin Bevan 

Crouch End Festival Chorus, under its conductor David Temple, performs Mozart’s Requiem, one of the greatest works in the choral repertoire. Commissioned in 1791 when the composer’s health was failing, Mozart created a work which was completed after his death by Süssmayr and contains some of his most sublime and evocative music.  The choir then presents the world premiere of a work by Jessica Curry, renowned for her award-winning scores for computer games. Echo is based on an evocative Christina Rossetti poem combining passion and mystery. Completing the programme is one of Brahms’s greatest choral pieces, the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny).

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Grand Christmas Classics 

Thursday 9 December 2021 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

Classical favourites rub shoulders with well-loved carols at a festive concert from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus. More information


Sing Christmas!

Saturday 18 December 2021 4.30pm & 7.30pm
St Michael's Church, South Grove, London N6 6BJ

A selection of Christmas classics

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

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Christmas with King's College Choir

Tuesday 21 December 2021 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS

A glorious programme of festive classics. More information


Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday 23 January 2022 3.00pm
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Felix Mendelssohn Vom Himmel hoch
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Lockung
Felix Mendelssohn Psalm 42
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Hiob Cantata
Felix Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Mozart Players
David Temple conductor
Julia Doyle soprano
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones mezzo soprano
Ronald Samm tenor
Ashley Riches baritone

This concert features the music of siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.  The most substantial work is Felix’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, a dramatic cantata set on a dark mountain where the Druids and Christians are in conflict. Stylistically the music looks back to Haydn and forwards to Wagner and Mahler. Vom Himmel hoch is a beautiful work very much in the style of Felix’s great inspiration, JS Bach. Fanny’s works include an exquisite a cappella part song and the more notable Hiob (Job) Cantata for chorus, soloists and orchestra. The programme is completed with Felix’s sumptuous Psalm 42 (As pants the hart for cooling streams…)

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Sir Karl Jenkins in Concert

Friday 18 March 2022 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

One of the most performed living composers conducts a selection of his favourite works. The Armed Man is performed alongside highlights from Symphonic Adiemus and Palladio. More information


A Sea Symphony

Sunday 8 May 2022 7.30pm
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Augusto Arias Tango Mass  A World Premiere  
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Orchestra de Camera
David Temple
Sarah Fox soprano
Ashley Riches baritone

Tango Mass is a new work by the young Argentinian composer, Augusto Arias.  This setting of the mass explores the sensuous and earthy music of the traditional tango, featuring choir, strings and the bandoneon.

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born 150 years ago in 1872 and it is his epic work A Sea Symphony from 1910 which celebrates his life in this thrilling programme.


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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert

Friday 27 May 2022 7.30pm
Saturday 28 May 1.30pm & 7.30pm 2022 
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

This screening will see the music of Middle-earth come to life, with Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score being performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus whilst the movie plays on the big screen above. More information


Video Games in Concert

Thursday 2 June 2022 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Awe-inspiring scores from World of Warcraft, Super Mario, Fortnite, Halo, The Legend of Zelda and many more are brought to breathtaking life by the power of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Presented by award-winning video game music conductor and composer, Eimear Noone, and featuring Crouch End Festival Chorus, this must-see concert is as unmissable for gamers as it is for lovers of all live music. More information