Murray Gold Celebrates 30 Years of The Crouch End Festival Chorus

Doctor Who’s resident composer since 2005, Murray Gold, is helping the renowned Crouch End Festival Chorus celebrates its 30th anniversary with an innovative programme of traditional and contemporary classical music, performed at venues across London throughout 2014.

Gold will be appearing with the chorus at the Barbican Centre, London on Saturday 18 January 2014, 7.30pm, in a concert of featuring his own works as well as some by David Bedford and Robert Fripp.

CEFC has a long-standing relationship with the award-winning composer, contributing regularly to Gold’s soundtrack for Doctor Who and his new piece, “when my brother fell into the river…”, is CEFC’s first commission for 2014 and is a highly personal exploration of loss and the passage to acceptance and hope. Audiences can rest assured that this profoundly moving and dramatic work makes full use of the exquisite choral singing for which CEFC is renowned.

As well as regularly featuring on Doctor Who (such as The End of Time) the CEFC can be heard on the soundtrack of the supernatural thriller, The Awakening, featuring Dominic West and Rebecca Hall. CEFC also appeared at the South Bank’s Meltdown Festival with CEFC Patron Ray Davies in 2011, and in 2012 featured on the hugely successful debut solo album by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with CEFC singers taking part in his UK tour

The contemporary and avant-garde are familiar ground for this most adventurous of choirs, and even sceptics who find it difficult to connect with contemporary music will find much to love in this unique concert. You’ll find more information at www.cefc.org.uk.

Tickets are £28 with concessions available.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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