Evensong Live 2015 (Download)


The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Directed by Stephen Cleobury

Released 1 June 2015

 Available as a cd

The tracks on this album were recorded live during Evensong services in the 2013-2014 academic year, as part of the College’s regular Chapel webcasts. This collection provides a snapshot of the ensemble during a fleeting moment in its five-century history, and a glimpse of the daily music making that is so integral to life at King’s. The album includes the stunning Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël by the French composer Francis Poulenc.

The recordings were made during services using a state-of-the-art recording system concealed in the roof, vestry and organ loft, with microphones suspended discreetly above the choir stalls.

“Precise and graceful singing” – The Guardian

1 Loquebantur variis linguis 05:12 Tallis, Thomas
2 Videte miraculum 10:04 Tallis, Thomas
3 Ave Maria 04:17 Parsons, Robert
4 Magnificat 04:17 Swayne, Giles
5 Totus Tuus 09:44 Górecki, Henryk
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
6 i. O magnum mysterium 02:51 Poulenc, Francis
7 ii. Quem vidistis pastores dicite 02:40 Poulenc, Francis
8 iii. Videntes stellam 02:38 Poulenc, Francis
9 iv. Hodie Christus natus est 02:24 Poulenc, Francis
10 Hear my prayer 10:39 Mendelssohn, Felix
11 Hear my words, ye people 14:35 Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings
12 Antiphon (from Five Mystical Songs) 03:30 Vaughan Williams, Ralph
13 Litanies 05:35 Alain, Jehan
Total playing time – 78:26


Recorded at 44.1kHz 24-bit PCM stereo in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows, between May 2013 and March 2014.

Producer & Engineer  Benjamin Sheen
Mastering  Benjamin Sheen