With 31 beautiful Colleges, choosing the right one for your event can be difficult. Whilst your event at King's will be special, here are a few ideas that will make your event really sparkle!
The King's Men and King’s Voices
It’s not often that you get that spine tingling feeling, but these world famous choirs manage to succeed the moment they start to sing. They are truly hypnotising and will give your guests a once in a life time experience that few get to see up front and personal.
In the past year, The King's Men (formerly Collegium Regale) have performed alongside high-profile artists such as rapper Dizzee Rascal. The choir are especially well known for the services, Carols from King’s and A Festival of Nine Lessons, both broadcast on Christmas Eve.
King's Voices, the mixed voice choir of King's College, was founded in October 1997 under the direction of Dr John Butt (Director of Studies for Music at King's, 1997-2001) to give the women of King's the opportunity to contribute vocally to the musical life of the College.
They both have a varied repertoire, from fifteenth-century sacred music to folk-songs and pop songs, so they have songs for all occasions. They can provide anything from a Latin Grace to a full set.
King's College Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. The Chapel is also the venue for the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons, which is broadcast to millions around the world.
Let your guests wander at their leisure and enjoy this spectacular building. If your event is held during term time, you can hear the world famous King’s College Choir sing Evensong at 5.30pm.
Why not choose one of our packages that include complimentary access to the Chapel?
The blue and green badge guides from the Cambridge Tourist Office have many years of experience and knowledge of Cambridge. They can offer anything from a half an hour tour of King’s College Chapel to a two-hour guided tour of Cambridge. See the Visit Cambridge website.
Organ recitals and concerts
Dating back to 1605 this beautiful organ, including the console, is invisible to the public. Treat your delegates to a mesmerizing organ recital performed by one of our highly talented organists – a great way to de-stress you and your delegates!
King's is a thriving venue for concerts performed by internationally-known artists as well as student music societies and local musicians. You can see a listing of events on the Events calendar.