Choir sing historic service at Durham

Durham and King's College Choirs

For the first time ever, two of the oldest choirs in the country joined together to sing. King's College Choir and Durham Cathedral Choir sang a Eucharist service in Durham Cathedral last Sunday (16 January). The choirs were conducted by Durham's Master of the Choristers, James Lancelot, and by the Director of Music at King's, Stephen Cleobury.

King's College Choir was founded shortly after the college was founded in 1441, and Durham Cathedral Choir is thought to be as old as the cathedral itself, which was built in the 12th century. You can watch a news item about the service on the ITV website, and read an article about it on the Diocese of Durham website.

King's choir also sang at The Sage in Gateshead on Saturday. Reviewing the concert, The Northern Echo said the choir held the audience captivated throughout, and provided "an inspiring experience". Read the review.

You can find all forthcoming concerts by the choir on the Choir concerts and tours page, and more information about the choir in the Choir section.

19 January 2011