Crouch End Festival Chorus


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Crouch End Festival Chorus has established itself as one Britain’s major choruses, and has gained both national and international recognition. Based in north London, the choir grew from a small start: enthusiasts handing out leaflets outside a local supermarket in summer 1984 asking for singers for Verdi’s Requiem. In 2008 the choir returned to this work – this time in its fifth BBC Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall – and after singing Berlioz at the world’s greatest classical music festival in 2009, we were invited back to sing Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the First Night of the Proms in 2010 (pictured in rehearsal with the BBC Symphony Chorus and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs). It’s a measure of how far the chorus has come in a relatively short time.

With some 150 singers on its books, the chorus is known for its versatility and eclectic repertoire, ranging from the traditional classical works to modern and specially commissioned pieces. Recent performances include music by Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Bernstein and even The Beach Boys.