Choir concerts and tours

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

Choir concert, Aldeburgh festival, Southwold

Sunday 19 June 2016, 3.00pm
Blythburgh Church, Southwold

On a Festival day dominated by birdsong, it is the memory of bells, their sonorities, overtones and the ancient tradition of change-ringing, that colours Julian Anderson's Mass. It concludes a programme of music for the liturgy - hymns, psalms, anthems and carols – that straddles the 17th and 21st centuries. At its heart, Britten’s secular hymn of praise with its lilting reverential refrain and Auden's richly evocative text, perfumed by the vocal depictions of instruments.

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Directed by Stephen Cleobury

  • Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis
  • Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis
  • Holloway: Thou art there
  • Causton: The Flight
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia


  • Byrd: Ave verum Corpus
  • Tallis: Videte miraculum
  • Bingham: I will lift up mine eyes
  • Beamish: Be still
  • Anderson: Bell Mass

Booking information

Singing on the River

Sunday 26 June 2016, 7.30pm
King's riverbank
Singing on the River

A glorious way to enjoy the summer sitting on the riverbank and listening to the incomparable King's Men. A quintessential Cambridge summer evening with close harmony singing. Bring a picnic!

The King's Men: The Choral Scholars of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.

Picnic on the river from 6pm. Initial ticket allocation is sold out but if the weather is fine, we will be selling more tickets form Thursday 23rd and of course on the door from 5.30pm

Tickets available from the Shop at King's.

Please note that the concert will take place in the Chapel in the event of rain.


Choir concert, Sheffield

Monday 27 June 2016, 7.30pm
St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield

“Part of a continuing programme of events for the centenary of World War One, this exceptional concert will mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and the first ever performance of the King’s College Choir in Sheffield in their over 500 glorious years of existence.”


  • Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis 5 (Pentecost liturgical text)
  • Byrd: Laudibus in sanctis 6 (Ps 150 - paraphrase)
  • Holloway: Thou art there 6 (from psalm texts)
  • Causton: The Flight (15th cent.)
  • Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia 14 (Auden)
  • Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Fauré: Requiem

Booking information

Summer Choral Concert

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 7.30pm
The Chapel
Choral Concert poster

A beautiful summer concert in King's College Chapel, featuring King's College Choir and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Music by Mozart and Haydn.

Directed by Stephen Cleobury.

Tickets available from the King's visitor centre.

Download the poster



Choir Concert: BBC Proms

Sunday 17 July 2016, 7.00pm
Royal Albert Hall, London

King's College Choir with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Part of the Classical for starters Proms series and the Proms on TV.

BBC Proms 2016 Logo

  • Mozart: Exultate Jubilate
  • Haydn: Paukenmesse
  • Fauré: Pavanne
  • Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Fauré: Requiem

Lucy Crowe soprano
Paula Murrihy mezzo-soprano
Robin Tritschler tenor
Roderick Williams baritone

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Booking opens 7 May at

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