Concerts at King's

Concerts at King's is an annual series curated by Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music at King's College. In addition to events listed here, you can find other concerts on the Easter at King's and More concerts pages.

This year’s series features a variety of ensembles and orchestras including The King's Singers, the Philharmonia Chorus, the BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of King's College Cambridge. For more details, see the events listings below.


Concerts at King's: Leon McCawley

Thursday 5 October 2017, 9.00pm

Leon McCawley piano

BEETHOVEN - Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

RACHMANINOV - Daisies Op. 38 No. 2 & Lilacs No. 21 No. 5

RAVEL - Oiseaux Tristes & Une Barque sur I'Ocean from 'Miroirs'

DEBUSSY - L'Isle Joyeuse

Concerts at King's 2017- 2018 opens with an exciting late-night recital by one of Britain's foremost pianists. Beethoven and Leeds International competition winner Leon McCawley presents works for solo piano inspired by nature by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Debussy and Ravel in King's inspiring and atmospheric College Hall.

McCawley is an exemplary soloist with commanding technical authority and  a shining, enriched tone.


Tickets £12.50 (concessions available) via the King's College Visitor Centre Box Office.

Concerts at King's: BBC Singers

Friday 17 November 2017, 7.30pm


BBC Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

Stephen Cleobury conductor


Songs of Farewell

THOMAS SIMAKU The Scream (world premiere)

C H H PARRY          Songs of Farewell

DURUFLÉ                Notre Père Op.14

DURUFLÉ                Requiem Op.9

Concerts at King’s marks Remembrance Day with a programme exploring the transitory nature of life and the redeeming power of faith. The world premiere of Thomas Simaku’s daring The Scream for 34 solo strings is juxtaposed by Parry’s valedictory masterpiece, Songs of Farewell, and beloved sacred works by Duruflé. The BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra are conducted by King’s College Director of Music Stephen Cleobury in this moving and memorable sequence.

Tickets £40 / £30 / £20 / £15 (concessions available) via the King’s College Visitor Centre Box Office.

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