Concerts at King's

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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 Concert Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of King's College Cambridge. For more details, see the events listings below.


From Russia with Love

Thursday 31 January 2019, 9.00pm

Thurs 31 January 2019, 9.00pm
King’s College Hall

Dante Quartet
Krysia Osostowicz
Oscar Perks violin
Yuko Inoue viola
Richard Jenkinson cello

Glazunov Prelude & Fugue in D minor
Shostakovich String Quartet No.3 in F major
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2 ‘Razumovsky’

Count Razumovsky generously supported Beethoven and commissioned the set of three opus 59s; however, he asked Beethoven to include a Russian theme in each of the quartets in honour of his Russian heritage. In the midst of Stalinist oppression, Shostakovich wrote his String Quartet No.3 in 1946 after his Symphony No.9 was censured by Soviet authorities, while Glazunov’s rarely heard Prelude & Fugue pays passionate homage to Bach. Concerts at King’s returns with the Dante Quartet, ‘From Russia with Love’.

Tickets £12.50 (concessions available), £5 students via:
King’s College Visitor Centre | 01223 769340 |

Foundation Concert

Saturday 16 March 2019, 5.30pm

Sat 16 March 2019, 5.30pm
King’s College Chapel

Cambridge University Orchestra
members of the Choir of King’s College (past and present)
Stephen Cleobury conductor

Bruckner Ecce sacerdos magnus
Bruckner Mass in E minor
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme ‘Enigma’ Op.36

Stephen Cleobury conducts the Cambridge University Orchestra and members of the Choir of King’s College, past and present, in the annual Foundation Concert. Sacred works by Bruckner for choir, brass and winds introduce a valedictory reading of Elgar’s beloved ‘Enigma’ Variations.

Tickets £35, £27, £22, £15, £5 students (concessions available)via:
King’s College Visitor Centre | 01223 769340 |


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