King’s alumni record new album of solo song

2021-02-05T16:42:56+00:00February 5th, 2021|

The first album of the new year on the label of King’s College, Cambridge is a journey through the distinctive musical genre of ‘English Song’, performed by some of the finest former members of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge with one of this generation’s most exceptional pianists. Each of the nine alumni featured on this [...]

Stephen Cleobury’s final album release

2020-10-30T11:16:25+00:00October 30th, 2020|

King's College has released the final album recording by the late Director of Music, Sir Stephen Cleobury. Recorded just a few months before his death, Sir Stephen recorded with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge for the last time alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Music by the 19th-century composer Anton Bruckner was [...]

Recording of Bach Passion under Cleobury to be released

2020-02-21T10:22:41+00:00February 21st, 2020|

King's College has announced that it is to release a recording of Bach's St Matthew Passion, performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conducted by the late Sir Stephen Cleobury. Recorded during Holy Week 2019, it is Cleobury's last performance of the monumental work before his untimely death in November last year. Due for release [...]

King’s releases Christmas Eve mini-film

2019-12-03T16:57:39+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

A new 5-minute film that goes behind the scenes on Christmas Eve at King's has been released. Commissioned by King's, the film presents a little insight into the extraordinary preparations that take place before the famous Festival. The film is made even more special and poignant by the recent death of Sir Stephen Cleobury: it shows [...]

Announcing the third release in the Evensong Live series

2019-09-06T12:35:31+01:00September 6th, 2019|

Today we're announcing the next in the popular 'Evensong Live' series, to be released a week today on CD and to download and stream. Evensong Live 2019 is a collection of nearly 90 minutes of anthems and canticles, recorded live during services of Choral Evensong in King's College Chapel. This release features an all-British line-up, with the [...]

Howells double album is released today

2019-06-07T12:24:50+01:00June 7th, 2019|

Released today on the King's College record label is a double album of music by Herbert Howells, recorded in the glorious acoustic of King's College Chapel. While it won't be his last recording with King's, it is Stephen Cleobury's final album to be released before his retirement in September this year. Howells' An English Mass is presented by the [...]

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+01:00August 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+01:00June 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+01:00April 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 [...]