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Just a few days to go now until Classic FM Live on 16 March, and the Crouch End Festival Chorus are deep in rehearsals under the baton of David Temple.
Founded in 1984, and based in north London, the choir grew from a small start with a band of enthusiasts handing leaflets outside a local supermarket. Almost 24 years later, they’re appearing at the Royal Albert Hall.
With some 150 singers on its books, the chorus is known for its versatility and eclectic repertoire. Recent performances include music by Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Bernstein and even The Beach Boys.
Music Director David Temple talks to Bob Jones about how the journey from north London to west London has been a long one.
Listen to the interview now