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 [...]

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', [...]

Etty Hillesum event released as webcast

2018-05-08T18:24:42+01:00May 8th, 2018|

An event from the Easter at King's Festival, Blazing Harmonies: the Spirit of Etty Hillesum, has been made available as an audio webcast, in full. The event is a performance based on extracts from the diaries and letters of the young Jewish woman, Etty Hillesum (read by actor Rosie Hilal), interspersed with narration by Donald Macleod [...]

Tecchler’s Cello receives rave reviews

2017-11-15T15:52:06+00:00November 15th, 2017|

The first recording on the King's record label featuring an alumnus of the College has received critical acclaim in the weeks following its release. Tecchler's Cello: From Cambridge to Rome features the cellist and former King's chorister Guy Johnston and is a celebration of his 300-year-old Tecchler cello. The album charts a journey from Cambridge – where [...]

King of Instruments debuts at #1

2017-06-26T17:17:07+01:00June 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 [...]