David Temple of the Crouch End Festival Chorus at Classic FM Live

29 April 2014, 22:33

The Crouch End Festival Chorus are no strangers to Classic FM Live, so David Temple was only too happy to chat to Jane Jones ahead of their performance.

With a programme that includes Handel's Zadok The Priest, Carl Orff's O Fortuna and the legendary 1812 Overture, it's going to be a busy night for the stellar vocal ensemble. Their director David Temple spoke to Jane Jones about their special guest (choirboy superstar Jack Topping) and a certain-to-be barnstorming performance of the 1812 itself. 

Temple was quick to praise young Topping, but he also spoke of the wide-ranging nature of the Classic FM Live repertoire: "When we were in rehearsal this afternoon I was in tears listening to Jack Topping, he was so beautifully in tune and my guys were making a lovely sound... and then the next minute we're doing O Fortuna and raising the roof."