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Choir Begins 2017 in Recording Sessions

2017-01-16T21:19:02+01:00January 16th, 2017|

Four days of recording sessions start the year for Stephen Cleobury and King's College Choir this week here at King's. Following a typically busy Christmas season, and a well-deserved break, the Choir returned for two sessions of music by the English composer William Byrd. The new album, which will feature a selection of motets by Byrd, is due out [...]

King’s Carol Commission 2016 – Michael Berkeley – Available 24 December 2016

2016-11-30T12:21:33+01:00December 15th, 2016|

A recording of this year's commissioned Christmas carol will be available on Apple Music/iTunes from 4pm GMT on Christmas Eve, 24 December.  British composer Michael Berkeley CBE has set to music the traditional 15th century Christmas text This Endernight.  The piece will receive its first public performance at A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols [...]

Christmas Carols from King’s

2016-12-05T16:19:29+01:00November 29th, 2016|

While Christmas is a very special time for us all, it holds a particularly special place in the life of The Choir and Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. We film Carols from King’s ‘as live' in early December ready for television broadcast on BBC Two on Christmas Eve. Earlier on the 24th, the BBC broadcasts A Festival [...]

The King’s Men Perform In-Store at Foyles

2016-12-13T14:12:12+01:00November 21st, 2016|

The King’s Men, the choral scholars of King's College, Cambridge, will be in store at Foyles, Charing Cross, on 15 December spreading Christmas cheer with their own renditions of your favourite Christmas songs from their recent release Twelve Days of Christmas. There'll be mulled cider and ginger biscuits too, to help people into the festive [...]

Recording the King of Instruments

2016-11-30T12:28:05+01:00October 22nd, 2016|

The first ever surround-sound recording of the magnificent organ of King’s College Chapel was made by the Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, in 2015 – with some of the greatest works by Liszt, Reubke and Mendelssohn all represented.  The beautiful acoustic of the Chapel and the sound of King’s organ is distinctive, but an instrument such as [...]

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