The magnificent organ is a vital and much loved part of the
musical heritage of the Chapel and has an important role in the
anniversary celebrations. This concert is devised to showcase the
organ and the Chapel acoustic. The organ will sound magnificent
in the gifted hands of Thomas Trotter, King’s alumnus and one of
our great organists.
After the 2015 Nine Lessons and Carols service, the organ will fall silent for 9 months for essential repairs. This concert will raise money for the organ restoration and repair fund.
Please note: This concert starts at 7.30pm will be broadcast live on Radio 3. Please take your seats by 7.25pm. Please turn off all audible devices. Latecomers please wait quietly at the South Door of the Chapel, and you will be admitted after the Widor Toccata.
- Widor: Toccata arr. Willcocks
- Berlioz: Te Deum
- Saint Saëns: Organ Symphony
Thomas Trotter, organ
King’s College Choir
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury, conductor
Curated by Flora Willson.
Tickets: SOLD OUT but a waiting list is in place. Contact The Visitor Centre, King's Parade, Cambridge (01223 769340) .
Free pre concert talk, 6.30pm Keynes Hall
Flora Willson is a musicologist and former Junior Research Fellow of King's College, now based at King's College, London; she works mainly on nineteenth-century music and urban history and is a regular guest on BBC R3. In this short pre-performance talk, she'll introduce the works in the organ gala programme and explore some of the fascinating historical and musical connections between them.
In partnership with the Cambridge Music Festival.