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.

 

Mozart Requiem

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7.30pm

Mary Bevan soprano
Jessica Dandy alto
David Webb tenor
Ashley Riches bass

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

Mozart Ave verum corpus
Mozart Symphony No.25 in G minor KV183
Mozart Requiem in D minor KV626


In 1791 Vienna’s golden boy of music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was at the height of his popularity with concert-goers and his royal patrons. But as the after-concert parties took their toll, he fell gravely ill. He began to pen a Requiem (Mass for the Dead) at the request of an anonymous patron, but he himself died before the year was out, at the age of just 35.

Whether Mozart knew he was effectively writing his own Requiem we will never know. What is undeniable is the searing, heartbreaking power of the music.

In his final CMF concert as Director of Music at King’s College, Stephen Cleobury combines these two choral works from Mozart’s last year with the ‘Little G minor’ symphony.

“I would happily sit in King’s chapel listening to this choir sing for the rest of my days.” THE TIMES

Concert presented in association with Cambridge Music Festival


Tickets £40, £30, £20, £15 (£5 student standby, concessions available) via:
King’s College Visitor Centre | 01223 769340 | shop@kings.cam.ac.uk

The King’s Singers

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7.30pm

The King’s Singers
with the Choir of King's College

We want to take you on a musical adventure to celebrate our 50th birthday. It’s an adventure that gives thanks for all the music that’s defined our first 50 years, inspired by the unique maverick spirit that guided the original six King’s Singers to keep every performance as fresh and varied as possible. We share their mission today: the future of music deserves to shine as brightly as it can. This is about savouring the amazing diversity of music and musicians in our world today, holding up composers, songwriters and singers of all kinds side by side to create something truly special.

Come and join us for the ride.

THIS IS GOLD.


This is the truth sent from above arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Veni, veni Emmanuel arr. Philip Lawson
Noël nouvelet arr. Philip Lawson
Ave virgo sponsa Dei - Inviolata est Adrian Willaert
Sérénade d'hiver Camille Saint-Saëns
Master of Music Toby Hession
The Shepherd's Carol Bob Chilcott
There is a flower John Rutter
Everyone Sang (with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge) Roderick Williams

La filadora arr. Goff Richards
El niño querido arr. Goff Richards
Villançico Catalan arr. Goff Richards
Claro abril resplandecio arr. Goff Richards
Silent Night Franz Gruber arr. John Rutter/Keith Roberts
The Crown of Roses Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr. Jeremy Lubbock
La Peregrinaçion Ariel Ramirez arr. Peter Knight
Still, Still, Still arr. Alexander L'Estrange
Gaudete arr. Brian Kay


Tickets £40, £30, £20, £15 (£5 student standby, concessions available) via:
King’s College Visitor Centre  |  01223 769340  |  shop@kings.cam.ac.uk

 

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