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100th anniversary celebrated with double CD release

2018-11-02T13:46:48+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

For many, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the sound of carols sung from King’s College Chapel, and each year on Christmas Eve millions around the world enjoy A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast live on the radio. A special new two-part collection, available to pre-order from today, celebrates 100 years of the iconic service [...]

Richard Gowers records on the King’s label

2018-09-21T11:02:43+00:00August 10th, 2018|

Former Organ Scholar Richard Gowers has recorded Messiaen's La Nativité du Seigneur for the King's College record label, with the album due for release on 21 September. Richard, who was at King's from 2014-17, is the first Organ Scholar to release a solo album on the College's own label. Written in 1935, La Nativité du Seigneur is one of [...]

King’s supports new music with Grier ‘lit by holy fire’

2018-06-08T17:26:14+00:00June 8th, 2018|

Today King's releases a live recording of the first performance of Francis Grier's lit by holy fire – a setting of vespers first sung in King's College Chapel as part of the regular choral services in the Chapel. A vespers service that is, in the composer’s words, ‘less traditional than most’, lit by holy fire is set [...]

Digital EP celebrates King’s Singers 50th

2018-04-17T13:53:06+00:00April 17th, 2018|

A recording of the world premiere performance of a piece written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the King's Singers has been made available to pre-order. To stand in this house, composed specially by New York-based composer Nico Muhly, will be released on 1 May 2018, the official 50th birthday of the renowned vocal sextet. The work [...]

New album of Byrd motets released

2018-03-21T16:52:47+00:00March 21st, 2018|

King's College Choir has released a new recording of Byrd motets, presented in the order in which they appear in the pre-Reformation church year. One of the most celebrated English composers of the Renaissance, William Byrd wrote Latin sacred music throughout his professional career, despite the fact that such pieces were banned from being used in [...]

King’s Men launch ‘Love from King’s’

2018-02-02T16:51:44+00:00February 2nd, 2018|

The King's Men recording in Chesterton The Choral Scholars of King's College Choir, under their a cappella group name The King's Men, have today released a new album of close harmony music. Love from King's is an album of beautiful new arrangements of romantic pop & jazz favourites, featuring classic tracks by Adele, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Simon [...]

Competition marks Chichester Psalms release

2017-11-06T10:50:24+00:00November 2nd, 2017|

On Friday 3 November we release the latest in the Choir's own-label recordings: an album featuring Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. The Choir joins forces with the Britten Sinfonia, Ailish Tynan and Roderick Williams for this album of two much-loved choral works. Both are recorded in orchestrations for smaller forces to match the size of [...]

Tecchler’s Cello album released

2017-09-08T10:30:19+00:00September 8th, 2017|

A new album featuring cellist and former King's chorister Guy Johnston is released today on the King's College Label. Tecchler's Cello: From Cambridge to Rome includes performances by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Tom Poster, Magnus Johnston and the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Carlo Rizzari. The album features [...]

King of Instruments debuts at #1

2017-06-26T17:17:07+00:00June 26th, 2017|

The new recording on the King's College Chapel organ has debuted at #1 in the UK Specialist Classical charts in the week of its release. The album, released earlier in June on the King's College record label, features the College's Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury. Recorded just months after the successful competetion of the 2016 organ [...]

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