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King's multimedia

The links below take you to pages on the site with audio [A] or video [V] content.

Blue plaque ceremony'

Unveiling of a blue plaque to Alan Turing

On 23 June 2012 a blue plaque was unveiled to commemorate the mathematician Alan Turing. Speeches were given by Professor Les Valiant, Professor Martin Hyland and the Mayor of Cambridge, Sheila Stuart. [V]

Cover of the CD 'A Year at King's'

Allegri's Miserere

Listen to the Choir sing an extract from Allegri's Miserere from the 2010 CD A Year at King's. [A]

Cover of the CD 'A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'

Glory, alleluia to the Christ Child!

The Choir singing Allan Bullard's carol Glory, alleluia to the Christ Child! from the 2009 CD A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. [A]

Cover of the CD 'England, My England'

England, My England

Listen to an excerpt of King's College choir singing Jerusalem, from the 2009 CD England, My England. The CD features music that historically occupies a central place in English culture. [A]

Cover of the Messiah CD

The organ of King's College Chapel on DVD

Watch Stephen Cleobury playing 'Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' by Handel on the Chapel organ. Stephen is the Director of Music at King's, and the video is taken from a DVD of Stephen playing pieces by various composers including Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and Elgar. [V]

Cover of the Messiah CD


King's College choir gave two performances of Handel's Messiah over Easter 2009. The performances were transmitted live into cinemas across Europe and recorded for a CD. Watch the trailer for the live event and listen to two excerpts from the CD. [V, A]

A sculpture of a crown from the Chapel

Christmas ecard from King's, 2008

The King's Christmas ecard 2008 featured the College Choir singing John Rutter's beautiful Dormi Jesu and panoramic shots of the Chapel. It ends with a close-up of the Rubens altarpiece, The Adoration of the Magi. [V]

Cover of the 'Christmas at King's' CD

See amid the winter's snow sung by King's College Choir

A carol from a two-CD set of Christmas carols released in December 2008. The set is called Christmas at King's and contains 50 of the best and most-loved carols, including Oh come, all ye faithful, The Holly and the Ivy and Silent Night as well as beautiful but lesser-known carols. [A]

Martin Rees and Michael Grubb

Climate change discussion

An audio recording of a panel discussion called "Climate Change: Insight from King's" held in London on 30 September 2008. The panel included Lord Martin Rees, John Young, Alexander Orlov and Michael Grubb. [A]

Lancaster and King's boys

The Choir - Boys Don't Sing

An excerpt from the BBC TV series The Choir - Boys Don't Sing, where choirmaster Gareth Malone brings a choir from Lancaster to practise with the King's College Choir. This episode was broadcast in February 2008. [V]

The College Choir

Commissioned Christmas carol 2007

Each year King's commissions a new carol for its world-famous Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. In 2007 the commission went to the Australian composer Brett Dean. [A]

Photo of Alan Macfarlane

Films by Alan Macfarlane (www.alanmacfarlane.com)

King's Fellow and anthropologist Alan Macfarlane has made an extraordinary repertoire of films. They range from short films about the history and culture of the University of Cambridge and King's College, to extended interviews with leading thinkers including Sir Frank Kermode (literary critic), Lord Martin Rees (President of the Royal Society and cosmologist), Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate, microbiologist) and Frederick Sanger (Nobel laureate, biochemist). You can see Professor Macfarlane's films by following the link above to his website or by going to the YouTube channel ayabaya, where there is a playlist for a tour around King's and the University of Cambridge. [V]

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