Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Formed 1441.
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Biography

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great British choral tradition. It was created by King Henry VI, who founded King's College, Cambridge, in 1441, to provide daily singing in his Chapel, which remains the main task of the choir to this day.

Today the choir is directed by Stephen Cleobury and derives much of its fame from the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide to millions on Christmas Eve every year, and the TV service Carols from King's which accompanies it. The choir commissions a carol from a contemporary composer for each year's Festival.

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  1. Review of Gregorian Chant

    Gregorian Chant 2005

    Reviewed by Andrew McGregor
    A recording of startling austerity and simple beauty, revealing how services from...
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