Thirty years ago David Temple stood outside a North London supermarket handing out leaflets to encourage singers to join an amateur choir he was forming. Just over ten years later he was celebrating the first of a succession of Top 20 Billboard US Album entries as musical director and joint founder of The Crouch End Festival Chorus.
The chorus have become established as one of the UK’s leading choirs and are internationally recognized, revered for their effortless adaptability to perform both classical and contemporary works on both stage and in the studio.
Their list of collaborations include performances with Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone and Ray Davies of The Kinks alongside choral backing for a vast range of soundtracks and classical albums.
This exciting new seasonal release brings together favourites and contemporary Christmas songs given a new twist with exquisite new vocal and musical arrangements. Also included in this package is the original best selling US Top 20 chart album.
CD1 – Traditional Christmas Songs
01. We Wish You A Merry Christmas / 02. Carol of the Bells / 03. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing / 04. Joy To The World / 05. Good King Wenceslas / 06. Gaudete / 07. First Nowell / 08. O Christmas Tree / 09. Ding Dong Merrily On High / 10. The Twelve Days Of Christmas / 11. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / 12. O Come All Ye Faithful / 13. Jingle Bells / 14. Silent Night / 15. Away In A Manger / 16. Coventry Carol / 17. O Holy Night / 18. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / 19. The Holly And The Ivy / 20. Sleigh Ride
CD2 – Contemporary Christmas Songs
01. All I Want For Christmas Is You / 02. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / 03. Christmas Time Is Here / 04. White Christmas / 05. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year / 06. Somewhere In My Memory / 07. Winter Wonderland / 08. I Believe In Father Christmas / 09. Do You Hear What I Hear? / 10. Mary’s Boy Child / 11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / 12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas / 13. Jingle Bell Rock / 14. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / 15. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / 16. The Christmas Song / 17. Walking In The Air / 18. Stay Another Day / 19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) / 20. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday