Choir gets YouTube silver play button

2022-05-25T15:10:44+01:00May 25th, 2022|

King's College Choir has been awarded a silver play button for reaching 100,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel. The choristers, right, celebrated with a picture in front of the Chapel, holding the glamorous award. The Choir reached 100,000 subscribers just before Christmas 2021, and since then has added another 20,000 fans to the total. Some of [...]

Apple Music adds time-synced lyrics to King’s carols

2020-11-20T12:25:41+00:00November 20th, 2020|

Subscribers to Apple Music can now find an option to view time-synced lyrics for Christmas carols sung by King's College Choir. The platform has published lyrics for all the carols featured on its Classic Christmas Carols playlist, allowing users to sing along with the carols at home – perfect for those who might not be able [...]

Choir records Fauré Requiem for Armistice Day

2020-11-12T10:49:52+00:00November 12th, 2020|

King's College has marked Armistice Day with the release of an audio webcast interspersing Fauré's Requiem with readings of scripture and poetry. It is the first recording of the full choir since the UK went into lockdown in March this year, with the choral scholars spread out amongst the congregational stalls. The choristers, who are in [...]

James Gilchrist presents A Guide to Bach’s St Matthew Passion

2020-05-07T15:41:25+01:00May 7th, 2020|

King's College has released a half-hour musical tour of Bach's St Matthew Passion, often described as one of the greatest sacred choral works of all time. Presented by the singer James Gilchrist, it uses musical extracts from the performances in April 2019, for which Gilchrist was the Evangelist. The same concerts were recorded for the new [...]

A new webcast for every day

2020-03-27T11:51:29+00:00March 27th, 2020|

  We announced this week that King's will be releasing a webcast recording of a choral service each and every day between now and July, in place of the choral services that would have taken place in the Chapel. King's College recently closed to all but essential visitors in response to UK government advice. [...]

A Requiem for Stephen

2019-11-28T15:31:53+00:00November 28th, 2019|

It was with great sadness that King's College learned of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury last Friday, St Cecilia's Day. Stephen was Director of Music at King's from 1982 until his retirement only recently. His last engagement with the Choir was Evensong on 7 July; a moving service that you can listen to again on [...]

King’s album is best-seller

2019-01-16T12:48:36+00:00January 16th, 2019|

The most recent album on the King's College label, 100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols, has enjoyed unprecedented success for the King's label, becoming the second-best-selling all-classical album in the UK during 2018. The album, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Eve service 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols', has now been #1 [...]