King's College Choir release a new CD on 7 June. The CD is called A Year at King's and it is a musical tour of the ecclesiastical year as sung in the Chapel.
The ancient and modern settings on the album showcase the vast range of music that the Choir performs. The music reflects Christ’s birth, death and resurrection through the festivals of Advent, Christmas, Candlemas, Lent, Easter and Ascension.
A Year at King’s includes such favourites as Allegri’s Miserere and Barber’s Agnus Dei, as well as the first recording of Tavener’s Away in a Manger, written for the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in 2004.
The rest of the CD includes works drawn from 600 years of musical history, works by Palestrina, Pärt and Poulenc, Lassus, Holst and Peter Philips. The disc is rounded off with a spectacular performance of Tallis’s Spem in alium. The Choir is conducted by the Director of Music at King's, Stephen Cleobury.
Listen to an excerpt from Allegri's Miserere:
For more information about the Choir see the Choir pages.