Choir concerts and tours

Apart from singing choral services during term time, the Choir also tour and sing in concerts in the Chapel.

Pärt, St John Passion

Friday 23 October 2015, 7.30pm
Kings Place, London

Arvo Pärt: St John Passion (1982)

Edward Grint, baritone (Jesus)
Thomas Hobbs, tenor (Pilate)

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

"Written in 1982, St John's Passion is now regarded as one of the choral icons of the 20th century, and the culmination of the composer's tintinnabuli style influenced by Medieval chants. Pärt's use of the human voice is so hauntingly mystical, it is hard not to be moved by it. Add to this the rendition from an internationally acclaimed choir and the fine acoustics of Hall One – simply unmissable!"

Tickets available from Kings Place. Part of the Minimalism Unwrapped series.

Organ Gala

Wednesday 11 November 2015, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter

The magnificent organ is a vital and much loved part of the musical heritage of the Chapel and has an important role in the anniversary celebrations. This concert is devised to showcase the organ and the Chapel acoustic. The organ will sound magnificent in the gifted hands of Thomas Trotter, King’s alumnus and one of our great organists.

After the 2015 Nine Lessons and Carols service, the organ will fall silent for 9 months for essential repairs. This concert will raise money for the organ restoration and repair fund.

Please note: This concert starts at 7.30pm will be broadcast live on Radio 3. Please take your seats by 7.25pm. Please turn off all audible devices. Latecomers please wait quietly at the South Door of the Chapel, and you will be admitted after the Widor Toccata.

  • Widor: Toccata arr. Willcocks
  • Saint Saëns: Organ Symphony
  • Interval
  • Berlioz: Te Deum

Thomas Trotter, organ
King’s College Choir
CUMS Chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Curated by Flora Willson.

Tickets: SOLD OUT but a waiting list is in place. Contact The Visitor Centre, King's Parade, Cambridge (01223 769340) .

Cambridge Music Festival logo In partnership with the Cambridge Music Festival.

Arvo Pärt: Passio

Wednesday 18 November 2015, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Concert poster for Pärt's Passio

King’s College Choir has had a strong association with the music of Arvo Pärt for many years. In Passio the choir, as in so many Passio settings, represents the Crowd, here performing with a small, tellingly deployed, ensemble of six voices, Christ, Pilate and a quartet (Narrator), together with five instruments, violin, oboe, cello, bassoon and, with great dramatic effect, organ.

Edward Grint, Jesus
Ben Johnson, Pilate
King’s College Choir
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets £25, £18, £10 (£5 student standby), available from the King’s College Visitor Centre, King’s Parade, Cambridge (01223 769340).

Choir Concert: Amsterdam

Tuesday 15 December 2015, 8.15pm
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Christmas concert with programme TBA.

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets available from Het Concertgebouw.

Choir Concert: Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London
Choir at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Vivaldi: Gloria
  • Handel: Excerpts from Messiah
  • Corelli: Allegro and Pastorale from Christmas Concerto
  • Christmas carols, including carols for all

Louise Alder, soprano
Katie Bray, mezzo-soprano

London Philharmonic Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets available from the Royal Albert Hall. Part of Raymond Gubbay's Christmas Festival.

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