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 [...]
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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
Alongside the 5 star review from Choir & Organ Magazine, the recent recording of Duruflé’s Requiem has been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. The ICMA winners will be published on 20 January 2017.
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 [...]