What's on this season

 

Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2023 6.00pm
OVO Arena Wembley, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0AA.

Acclaimed multiple award-winning composer, conductor and pianist Joe Hisaishi will be celebrating 35 years of Japanese animation film Studio Ghibli, Inc.

This concert will include montages and music from some of the most popular Studio Ghibli movies and under the leadership of Maestro Hisaishi, the music will be performed by BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus. It is definitely not an event to miss!

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Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Saturday 7 October 2023 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Experience Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings and storyboards on the big screen whilst Danny Elfman’s famous film scores are performed live by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by John Mauceri. Plus, special guest performances by Danny Elfman, treble Malakai Bayoh and violinist Sandy Cameron.

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Monteverdi Vespers 

Saturday 21 October 2023 7.30pm
Alexandra Palace Theatre, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani Deus in adiutorium
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Crouch End Festival Chorus
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Amelia Berridge soprano
Jessica Cale
soprano
Nicholas Mulroy
tenor
Daniel Norman
tenor
Andrew Ashwin
baritone
Dominic Sedgwick
bass
David Temple conductor

Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 has grown to rival Handel’s Messiah as the most popular choral work from the Baroque period. Its contrasts of grandeur and intimacy are captivating, and Monteverdi’s use of space – distanced echo singing and the placement of singers – evokes an arresting sense of drama and wonder. Under David Temple, Crouch End Festival Chorus delivers all the exuberance, beauty, rhythmic invention and true kaleidoscope of colours and styles that run through this collection of pieces. Opening the concert will be a performance of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani’s rarely heard Deus in adiutorium – the very same words that begin Monteverdi’s Vespers.

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Home Alone in Concert

Saturday 2 December 2023 7.30pm
Sunday 3 December 2023 10.30am
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

This beloved festive favourite features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus. Since its debut in 2013, Home Alone in Concert has become a seasonal favourite with orchestras and audiences around the world!

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Sing Christmas

Saturday 16 December 2023 4.30 pm & 7.30pm
St Michael's Church, South Grove, Highgate N6 6BJ

Two concerts of Christmas favourites presented by Crouch End Festival Chorus.

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Christmas with King's College Choir

Wednesday 20 December 2023 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

The world-renowned Choir of King's College, Cambridge herald the Christmas season, joined by the superb Crouch End Festival Chorus for a glorious programme of festive classics.  

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Karl Jenkins' 80th Birthday Concert

Sunday 10 March 2024 3.00pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Sir Karl Jenkins conducts The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace and a selection of other great works by the celebrated composer.

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Elden Ring

Sunday 28 April 2024 1.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

This immersive symphonic adventure will transport you to the Lands Between, with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra & Crouch End Festival Chorus bringing to life the epic compositions from the FromSoftware sound team, as audiences relive the noble quest of the Tarnished to become Elden Lord.

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Tallis & Allegri

Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London SW1X 9BZ

Tallis Spem in Alium
Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
Allegri Miserere

Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple conductor

To celebrate the 40 years of Crouch End Festival Chorus we present a concert of a cappella works in the stunning setting of Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square showcasing the glorious 40-part Tallis motet Spem in Alium, Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor and Allegri Miserere.

The programme also includes music by Rheinberger, Ken Burton, Florence Price and Adolphus Hailstork, the last three pieces taken from the recently published Oxford Book of Choral Music by Black Composers.

 


Andrea Bocelli @ BST Hyde Park

Friday 5 July 2024 7.30pm
Parade Ground, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

Experience a full day of spellbinding music in London’s iconic Hyde Park, featuring full performances from world-class classical music artists and emerging talent, before witnessing a spectacular performance from Andrea Bocelli and special guests.

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Ellington & Glass

Saturday 20 July 2024 7.30pm
King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

Duke Ellington  Sacred Concert 
Philip Glass Three Songs 
James McCarthy  A cappella choruses from 17 Days
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel  Hörst du nicht, Abendlich, Im Wald - from Gartenlieder 

Crouch End Festival Chorus 
David Temple 
conductor 
Roland Perrin & The Blue Planet Orchestra 
Zoë Brookshaw 
soprano 

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the acclaimed Crouch End Festival Chorus bring a very special programme to the splendour of King’s College Chapel. 

Under the baton of co-founder and Music Director David Temple OBE, the choir performs Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, blending traditional religious musical forms with the language of jazz. The piece has a long association with Cambridge after Ellington and his band performed it at a concert in Great St Mary’s Church in 1967. 

The sublime choral music of McCarthy, Glass and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel promise to make this an unforgettable event.

This concert is presented as part of the Cambridge Summer Music Festival

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Verdi Requiem

Tuesday 23 July 2024 7.00pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Giuseppe Verdi was moved to write his Requiem by the death of friends and colleagues. The result was a high-octane work whose expression of grief, faith and judgement drew such dramatic music from its composer that some thought it profane. First performed 150 years ago, and given its British premiere at the Royal Albert Hall the following year, this powerful setting of the Latin Mass for the Dead is one of music’s most vivid masterpieces.

Ryan Bancroft conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with the suitably large combined forces of Crouch End Festival Chorus and the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer this season.

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