About the Choir

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast since 1928.

The Choir exists primarily to sing daily services in King’s College Chapel. But its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe.

A full history of the Choir, from the foundation of the College by King Henry VI in 1441 through to the present day.
Today the Choir comprises 16 boy choristers, aged between 9 and 13, and 14 male undergraduates, reading for degrees in a variety of subjects.
From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches, there is ample support available to help our Choirs improve their craft.
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Find out the various ways you can listen to the Choir - whether in person, online, or through our many recordings.

Choir News

Former Choral Scholar becomes LPO Principal Conductor

Edward Gardner has been announced as the new Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sir Stephen Cleobury presented with prestigious new choral award

Sir Stephen has been awarded the inaugural "Lifetime Achievement in Choral Music" Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Choirs join forces for historic Evensong

The choirs of King's and St John's to sing their annual joint Evensong, to be Stephen Cleobury's last.