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Choir concerts and tours

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

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Tuesday 15 April 2014, 6.30pm
The Chapel
Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl

JS Bach's St Matthew Passion is a monument of Western art. Combining moments of intense introspection with ravishing arias and jubilant choruses, it presents a profound meditation on the events of Good Friday — and on universal humanity, suffering and love. Andrew Kennedy continues the tradition of former King's choral scholars returning as soloists, taking the central role of the Evangelist.

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion

Andreas Scholl, countertenor
Andrew Kennedy, Evangelist

Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets: sold out except for unsighted tickets at £5, available from The Shop at King's (01223 769342) or the online shop. View the seating plan.

Pre-concert talk (12.30pm, Keynes Hall, King's College): Distinguished Bach scholar, Dr Bettina Varwig, joins us for an for an informative and entertaining talk on Bach’s great work. She will be joined by some of the soloists in conversation about their experience of singing Bach. Admission Free, no ticket required.

A Tudor Passion

Wednesday 16 April 2014, 6.00pm
The Chapel
The King's Men
  • William Byrd: Lamentations of Jeremiah
  • Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
  • Tudor Passion motets

The King’s Men (Choral Scholars of King’s)
Richard Lloyd Morgan reader

The King’s Men explore a sequence of Passiontide music and poetry from the Tudor period.

Tickets: £12 unreserved (£5 students)

Sung Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar

Thursday 17 April 2014, 5.30pm
The Chapel
  • Langlais: Messe solennelle
  • Duruflé: Ubi Caritas

King’s College Choir

Ante-Communion and Veneration of the Cross

Friday 18 April 2014, 10.30am
The Chapel
  • Allegri: Miserere
  • Victoria: St John Passion
  • King John IV of Portugal: Crux Fidelis

King’s College Choir

Choral Evensong

Friday 18 April 2014, 5.30pm
The Chapel
  • Amner: Out of the Deep
  • Tallis: Suscipe quaeso Domine

Choral Scholars of King’s College

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Saturday 19 April 2014, 7.00pm
The Chapel
Handel

Handel presented his new oratorio Israel in Egypt at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1739. Initially a box office disaster, it reached the popularity of Messiah after he revised the work shortly before his death. Using Old Testament texts narrating the flight of the Israelites, Handel's vivid musical palette is put to stunning use depicting events including the parting of the Red Sea and the joyful ending to the journey.

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Claire Debono, soprano
Katherine Watson soprano Robin Blaze, countertenor
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Edward Grint, bass
James Oldfield, bass

Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Tickets: £50, £40, £30, £22, available from The Shop at King's (01223 769342) or the online shop. View the seating plan.

5.00pm Pre-Concert Talk: Handel’s Oratorio
Broadcaster and writer Stephen Johnson talks about tonight’s performance in conversation with the artists. Admission Free, no ticket required.

Sung Eucharist with Procession

Sunday 20 April 2014, 10.30am
The Chapel
  • Haydn: Kleine Orgelsolomesse
  • arr. Wood: This Joyful Eastertide

King’s College Choir
accompanied by chamber orchestra

Festal Evensong with Procession

Sunday 20 April 2014, 3.30pm
The Chapel
  • Woodward: Easter Anthems
  • Walmisley: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D minor
  • Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father

King’s College Choir

Chapel Late: Harvey, Stockhausen, Desprez

Thursday 24 April 2014, 10.00pm
The Chapel
Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey
Photo: Maurice Foxall

  • Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012): Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco for eight-channel tape
  • Denis Smalley (b.1946): Pentes for tape
  • Josquin Desprez (c.1440-1521): Missa L'homme arme sexti toni
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007): Gesang der Jünglinge for five-channel tape

The King's Men/Jonathan Green (sound diffusion)

Tickets £10/£5 concessions, available on the door or at The Shop at King's, 13 King’s Parade (01223 769340).

Pre-concert talk, Keynes Hall, King's College, Thursday 24 April 8.30pm

Joël Bensoam of IRCAM discusses Jonathan Harvey's classic electroacoustic work Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco. This illustrated talk promises a fascinating insight into how Harvey's piece was composed and will offer an excellent introduction to his work for those unfamiliar with it.

Summer Choral Concert

Friday 20 June 2014, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Tom Poster

Tom Poster

A glorious evening of summer music in King's College Chapel. Outstanding pianist Tom Poster returns to play Mozart's piano concerto in A major. King's College Choir performs Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor with a superb quartet of soloists.

  • Mozart: piano concerto in A K414
  • Mozart: Great Mass in C minor

Tom Poster, piano
King's College Choir
London Mozart Players
Stephen Cleobury Conductor

Tickets: £15, £22, £30, £40, from The Shop at King's (01223 769340) and the online shop.

Singing on the River

Sunday 22 June 2014, 7.30pm
The river at King's
The King's Men

The King’s Men

A quintessentially Cambridge summer evening listening to the Choral Scholars of King’s sing close harmony arrangements from a punt on the River.

Picnic on the River from 6pm.

Tickets £12, students £5, children under 12 free. Tickets available from The Shop at King's (01223 769342; shop@kings.cam.ac.uk), or from the online shop.

Choir concert, Sydney

Monday 21 July 2014, 7.00pm
City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135
  • Purcell: I was glad when they said unto me, Z19
  • Monteverdi: Cantate Domino canticum novum, SV292 (c.1615)
  • Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe, SV293 (c1620)
  • Stanford: A Song of Wisdom from Six Hymns, op 113 no 6a
  • Stanford: A Song of Peace from Six Hymns, op 113 no 7
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Melbourne

Tuesday 22 July 2014, 7.00pm
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135
  • Purcell: I was glad when they said unto me, Z19
  • Monteverdi: Cantate Domino canticum novum, SV292 (c.1615)
  • Monteverdi: Adoramus te, Christe, SV293 (c1620)
  • Stanford: A Song of Wisdom from Six Hymns, op 113 no 6a
  • Stanford: A Song of Peace from Six Hymns, op 113 no 7
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Perth, Australia

Thursday 24 July 2014, 7.30pm
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Sydney Opera House

Saturday 26 July 2014, 2.00pm
Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Melbourne

Sunday 27 July 2014, 5.00pm
Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Brisbane

Tuesday 29 July 2014, 7.00pm
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Canberra

Thursday 31 July 2014, 7.00pm
Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Canberra, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

Choir concert, Adelaide

Saturday 2 August 2014, 7.30pm
Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • Parry: Hear my words, ye people
  • Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  • Palestrina: Dum complerentur
  • Sculthorpe: The Birthday of thy King
  • Dean: Now comes the Dawn
  • Vine: Ring out, wild bells
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, op 27
  • Fauré: Requiem in D minor, op 48

For booking details see the Musica Viva website.

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