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 [...]

Goldbergs article in New York Times

2020-08-19T17:35:10+01:00August 19th, 2020|

Credit: Tatiana Daubek Former Organ Scholar Parker Ramsay has published an article in the New York Times on Bach's Goldberg Variations, ahead of the release of his recording on the King's record label. In Is Bach Better on Harp?, the King's alumnus presents some of the questions and challenges that arose while working with the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A brand new carol for Christmas Eve

2018-12-02T19:50:15+00:00December 2nd, 2018|

Each year, a leading composer is commissioned to write a carol for the Choir to perform at A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. The custom was instigated in 1983 with Stephen Cleobury’s appointment as Director of Music as a scheme to refresh continually the celebrated tradition he had inherited. Composers are chosen not [...]

New Director of Music appointed at King’s

2018-05-23T14:21:26+01:00May 23rd, 2018|

Daniel Hyde (Photo: Hugh Warwick) The Provost and Fellows of King’s College, Cambridge are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Hyde as Director of Music at King’s, to take office on 1 October 2019. Mr Hyde will succeed Stephen Cleobury CBE, who has held the post with great distinction since 1982. “I am [...]

Sermon before the University & Verdi Te Deum released

2018-05-21T17:26:55+01:00May 21st, 2018|

Choral Matins in King's College Chapel on Sunday 13 May, including the annual Semon before the University, has been released as a webcast on the King's College website. This unique occasion in the Cambridge year derives from the annual 'Lady Day' sermon, the requirement for which was written into the Founder's statutes. This was 'Foundation Day', [...]