Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Celebrating 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Crouch End Festival Chorus showcases works which are all connected to the great composer.
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, a ‘Fantasy Overture’, is full of violence and passion – the perfect start to a concert which concludes with Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite No 2 – a reimagining of Shakespeare’s play into a New York gang warfare setting. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms uses some of the music cut from West Side Story together with the composer’s settings of Hebrew Psalms which combine jazz and classical elements in a heartfelt prayer for peace.
Also being performed is the world premiere of Ryan Latimer’s Frigates & Folly – a work full of colour and energy, based on the story of Moby Dick. Ryan Latimer was born in 1990, the year Bernstein died.
Promoted by Crouch End Festival Chorus
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.