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Dec 2022

Twenty two concerts in 2022

Crouch End Festival Chorus singers enjoyed the busiest year of the choir's 38-year history in 2022 with 22 concerts, in three cities, and 10 recording sessions involving a vastly eclectic range of music.  Read more here >

May 2022

Temple relishing Proms opening night

Crouch End Festival Chorus are singing in the opening night of the 2022 BBC Proms as well as featuring in the new movie about the Oscar-winning Italian film composer Ennio Morricone.  Read more here >

Apr 2022

Sopranos win praise in magnificent Choral Symphony

Crouch End Festival Chorus performed what one critic called “one of the finest” Beethoven Ninth Symphony performances of his life at London’s Royal Festival Hall on April 3 2022.  Read more here >

Jan 2022

Music producer D'Silva is new choir patron

Reynold D'Silva, record producer and founder of Silva Screen Records, has become a patron of Crouch End Festival Chorus.  Read more here >

Jan 2022

The Mendelssohn siblings

Crouch End Festival Chorus produced what one critic called “one of their best ever performances” and “an astonishing choral display” in their January 2022 concert featuring works by siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.  Read more here >

Nov 2021

Choir Christmas Encore at Abbey Road

A new Christmas album featuring Crouch End Festival Chorus has been released on November 26 2021 with an eclectic mixture of modern and traditional songs and carols.  Read more here >

Nov 2021

A full house and perfect acoustics for world premiere

Crouch End Festival Chorus sold out Alexandra Palace Theatre for its first concert of the 2021-22 season featuring one of the greatest works in the choral repertoire and a world premiere in front of its award-winning composer.  Read more here >

Aug 2021

A rousing comeback concert

Crouch End Festival Chorus has produced what one critic called “a rousing comeback concert” after 18 months out of action because of the Covid pandemic.  Read more here >

Jan 2021

South American Musical Journey

When Crouch End Festival Chorus emerges from the lockdown, the choir’s first project is to record two works with a South American theme.   Read more here >

Dec 2020

Britten and Temple on Gramophone

Music Director David Temple appeared on the Gramophone podcast to explore the music of Benjamin Britten in conversation with Editor Martin Cullingford.    Read more here >

Nov 2020

Choir oozes Passion, Love and Vision in new St Nicolas recording

Crouch End Festival Chorus has won praise for displaying “passion, love and vision” in its performances of the Benjamin Britten classics Saint Nicolas and A Ceremony of Carols in a new recording released on November 6 2020.  Read more here >

Oct 2020

Second year of young conductor success

Crouch End Festival Chorus is pleased to announce the appointment of two young musicians who have won places on the choir’s Young Conductor Mentoring Scheme 2020-21.  Read more here >

Sep 2020

Chorus excited about release of historic Requiem recording

Crouch End Festival Chorus features on the first ever recording of American composer Arnold Rosner’s Requiem, released by the Toccata Music Group on September 4 2020.  Read more here >

Jul 2020

Morricone memories

Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020)  Read more here >

Mar 2020

Give choir's historic Parry recording a spin, says top critic

Crouch End Festival Chorus has won huge praise for its wide range of dramatic singing styles in an historic recording of Hubert Parry's Judith released at the end of February 2020.  Read more here >

Feb 2020

Applications open for 2020-21 conductor mentoring scheme

Following the great success of the first scheme, Crouch End Festival Chorus is pleased to announce another chance for musicians who are passionate about conducting choral music to apply for our young conductor mentoring scheme to start in September 2020.   Read more here >

Jan 2020

Leading media and arts figure Dame Liz Forgan becomes patron of choir


Crouch End Festival Chorus is delighted to welcome one of its own sopranos – Dame Liz Forgan – into the prestigious club of choir patrons.  Read more here >

Dec 2019

Temple celebrates decade of diversification

Music Director David Temple believes Crouch End Festival Chorus has become “the most eclectic, versatile and sought-after symphonic choir in the UK“, singing at major concert venues and festivals and high-profile recording sessions.  Read more here >

Dec 2019

Chorus celebrate Christmas with monsters and King's College

Crouch End Festival Chorus have been preparing for Christmas 2019 with shows involving two completely different singing partners -- Halloween monsters and some of the world’s most famous choristers.  Read more here >

Oct 2019

Our new recording celebrates Decca's 90th birthday

British composer Debbie Wiseman’s new work Decca 90, which the chorus recorded for the 90th birthday of the record company in September 2019 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is now available to download via our Music Shop.  Read more here >

Oct 2019

Chorus 'outstanding' in night of Beethoven magic

Crouch End Festival Chorus (CEFC) won huge praise for a memorable performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and a new work "From the heart – may it return to the heart" at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 5 October 2019.  Read more here >

Sep 2019

“Classical, pop, jazz, film scores – you can do it all“ says new patron Debbie Wiseman

Composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman has praised the versatility of Crouch End Festival Chorus and says she is delighted to have become the 10th patron of a choir that “breaks through boundaries.”  Read more here >

Apr 2019

Chorus hailed as 'absolute stars' ahead of Messiah concert on 6 April

Crouch End Festival Chorus was showered with five-star review praise from high-profile critics and musicians for an historic Hubert Parry performance, just three days before a concert of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 6 April.  Read more here >

Mar 2019

Chorus enjoys historic week of singing in April 2019

Crouch End Festival Chorus will enjoy a week of choral music history in April 2019 with a concert involving one of the world’s most popular works – Handel’s Messiah – and another featuring the first performance of Hubert Parry’s Judith oratorio in London for 130 years.  Read more here >

Feb 2019

Chorus debut at Bridgewater Hall broadcast on BBC Radio 3

The first ever concert by Crouch End Festival Chorus at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 16 February 2019.  Read more here >

Feb 2019

Putting our heart and soul into Gerontius

The Queen Elizabeth Hall was the venue for Crouch End Festival Chorus' latest rendition of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in February.  Read more here >

Jan 2019

Sing Messiah with CEFC!

CEFC's next open rehearsal will be on Friday 1st March between 7.30 and 10pm. This could be your chance to sing Handel's wonderful Messiah with a world class choir.  Read more here >

Jan 2019

CEFC launches competition

Competition to compose ‘From the heart’  Read more here >

Dec 2018

Sky Sports uses CEFC track for festive ad

We're delighted that Sky Sports has used our original recording of the Little Drummer Boy for its Festive Football advert.  Read more here >

Dec 2018

CEFC sings with Morricone at the O2

Crouch End Festival Chorus was thrilled to be asked to accompany Maestro Morricone for his 'farewell' concert at the O2 in November 2018. Aged 90 Morricone is retiring from live performance but showed no signs of slowing down.  Read more here >

Oct 2018

Barbican world premiere and Bernstein classics to be broadcast in mid-November

Our world premiere of an exciting work by up-and-coming British composer Ryan Latimer together with two classic pieces by Leonard Bernstein was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 16 November.  Read more here >

Sep 2018

Our latest newsletter

You can find out information about our next concert in our latest newsletter here.  Read more here >

Sep 2018

Open rehearsal - singers welcome!

Come and try us out at our next Open Rehearsal on Friday 28 September, 7.30-10pm Fortismere School, Muswell Hill, N10. We are actively looking for strong singers who can read music to join CEFC – all voice parts welcome.  Read more here >