The King's College Choir is one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great English 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.
- Ding! Dong! Merrily On Highhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m3l1c.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m3l1c.jpg2016-12-21T12:11:00.000ZKing's College Choir perform Ding! Dong! Merrily On High arr. Mack Wilberghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04m3l20
Ding! Dong! Merrily On High
- Proms interval talk: Life in the Choir of King's College, Cambridgehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ph31k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ph31k.jpg2016-07-17T23:19:00.000ZSara Mohr-Pietsch visits the chapel of King's College, Cambridge with some of the choir's many distinguished alumni, and talks to some current choristers and choral scholars.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041sq5n
Proms interval talk: Life in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge