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 [...]

St John Passion recording out now

2017-04-14T16:47:58+01:00March 31st, 2017|

King's is to release its first recording of 2017 – a live recording of Bach's magnificent St John Passion. Featuring the Choir of King's College Cambridge with conductor Stephen Cleobury and the Academy of Ancient Music, this new live release is a thrilling performance of Bach's dramatic work. Performed in concert as part of the Easter at [...]

Choir Begins 2017 in Recording Sessions

2017-01-16T21:19:02+00:00January 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+00:00December 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 [...]