Crouch End Festival Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus is one of Britain’s leading symphonic choirs with a reputation nationally and internationally for its eclectic repertoire, innovation and versatility in both the concert hall and recording studio.
Based in north London, the choir was founded in 1984 by David Temple MBE and John Gregson. David has remained as music director ever since while John is now one of our patrons.
Under David’s leadership and with around 150 singers on our books, we are proud to be known for our wide range of singing skills - from performing and recording traditional classical works to modern and specially-commissioned pieces.
We have also performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in classical and rock music, including tenor Andrea Bocelli, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, composers Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer and rock stars Sir Ray Davies and Noel Gallagher.
We are delighted to have Sir Ray and Sir Bryn, Gallagher, Morricone and Zimmer among our patrons.
The choir promotes its own concerts at major London venues such as the Barbican Hall and Royal Festival Hall while also celebrating its north London roots with performances in Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Highgate.
We are also in demand in the studio, recording everything from commercials and film sound tracks to albums with major pop music and classical artists. We regularly take part in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and are involved in a wide range of engagements on television, radio and in the concert hall with other major musical figures.