News archive 2012

Stephen Cleobury interviewed by The Guardian

An interview with the Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury, appeared in The Guardian yesterday.

20 December 2012

Memorial events for Sir Philip Ledger

Two memorial events are being planned at King's for the former Director of Music, Sir Philip Ledger, who died last month.

19 December 2012

Tennyson poem set to music for this year's commissioned carol

This year's commissioned carol is by Carl Vine, who has set Tennyson's 'Ring Out, Wild Bells' to music.

18 December 2012

Sir David Willcocks on Look East

The former Director of Music Sir David Willcocks and the composer John Rutter were on the BBC's Look East last night.

12 December 2012

The Choir appear on The One Show

King's College Choir appeared on The One Show on BBC One last night.

12 December 2012

Fellow Commoner awarded Honorary Knighthood

Fellow Commoner of King's Mark Pigott OBE has been awarded an Honorary Knighthood for services to education, the arts, and philanthropy in the UK.

10 December 2012

Former Dean Michael Till dies

The Very Revd Michael Till, the former Dean of King's College Chapel, died on 4 December.

6 December 2012

Choral Scholar to play in the The Varsity Match

Choral Scholar Rob Stephen has been selected to play in the traditional rugby game between Oxford and Cambridge at Twickenham on 6 December.

4 December 2012

The King's Singers to sing prize-winning carols in the Chapel

The King's Singers and youth choirs will perform the winning entries from the inaugural 'Carol for Christmas' competition on 18 December.

4 December 2012

Annual Report 2012 now available

The King's College Annual Report for 2012 has just been published and is available to download.

29 November 2012

Stephen Cleobury conducts 'The Creation' on 1 December

The Director of Music at King's, Stephen Cleobury, will conduct Haydn's 'The Creation' in the Chapel on Saturday 1 December.

26 November 2012

Sir Philip Ledger (1937-2012)

The former Director of Music at King's, Sir Philip Ledger, died last Sunday (18 November).

22 November 2012

Memorial celebration for Gabriel Horn

There will be a memorial celebration for Professor Sir Gabriel Horn on Saturday 26 January 2013.

13 November 2012

Light show to be projected onto the Chapel

A light show inspired by astrophysics will be projected on to the East End of the Chapel on 15 and 16 November.

9 November 2012

The Choir celebrates two composers' birthdays

On Saturday 20 October the Choir helped celebrate the 80th birthdays of Alexander Goehr and Hugh Wood.

8 November 2012

Archive of the month tours inside King's

November's Archive of the month features old photos of the interior of the College, including pictures of student 'sets'.

5 November 2012

Celebrate Halloween with Blithe Spirit

Celebrate Halloween with King's Drama Society as it puts on its first comedy production - Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit'.

24 October 2012

New Choir CD launched

The first CD on the Choir's own label, 'A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols', is launched today and will be available on Monday.

18 October 2012

The Library reveals images from its special collections

A new section of the website shows some of the images from the Library's special collections.

16 October 2012

Concert celebrates the 80th birthdays of two composers

A free concert on Saturday 20 October will celebrate the 80th birthdays of Hugh Wood and Alexander Goehr.

12 October 2012

New Provost-elect of the College

The Vice-Provost and Fellows of King’s College, Cambridge announce the pre-election of Professor Michael Proctor FRS as Provost-elect of the College.

10 October 2012

The Vienna Boys Choir sings in the Chapel

The Vienna Boys Choir and King's College Choir sang music from the Viennese and English choral traditions in the Chapel last night.

5 October 2012

King's College Choir launches its own record label

The Choir is releasing the first recording on its new label on 22 October.

4 October 2012

Eric Hobsbawm dies, aged 95

The historian and Honorary Fellow of King's Eric Hobsbawm died on 1 October. He was 95.

2 October 2012

Archive of the month goes on a photographic tour

October's Archive of the month gives a tour of King's in old photographs.

1 October 2012

Dan Brown memorial service

The memorial service for Dr Dan Brown FRS will be held on Saturday 27 October 2012.

24 September 2012

Telephone campaign begins

The second 2012 Telephone Fundraising Campaign begins this Sunday, 23 September.

20 September 2012

Chapel services booklet for the new term

You can now download the services booklet for the Michaelmas Term (October-November), which contains details of choral services.

18 September 2012

Road closure: King's Parade now open

King's Parade is closed at the junction with Bene't Street, which may prevent new and returning students unloading at the front of the College.

17 September 2012

BBC shows a documentary on Keynes

BBC2 is showing a documentary tonight about the economist John Maynard Keynes, who was a Fellow of King's.

17 September 2012

Former Choral Scholar wins international singing prize

Former Choral Scholar Edward Grint has just won second prize in an international singing competition at Innsbruck, Austria.

10 September 2012

Concerts at King's programme announced

The programme for the 2012-13 season of Concerts at King's has just been announced.

6 September 2012

Turing plaque fixed in place

The blue plaque to mathematician Alan Turing has been fixed to the College walls near King's Parade.

3 September 2012

Paralympians visit the Chapel

Paralympians from Team Canada and Team USA were given a guided tour of the Chapel yesterday.

22 August 2012

The Choir thrills audiences in Croatia

Croatian audiences have given the Choir an enthusiastic reception at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

21 August 2012

Sir Gabriel Horn dies

King's Fellow and biologist Professor Sir Gabriel Horn died yesterday, aged 84.

3 August 2012

Archive of the month: the drama societies

The August Archive of the month shows documents and photos from the early drama societies at King's.

2 August 2012

The Choir goes on a European tour

The Choir is travelling around Europe during August and September, and will sing in Croatia, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.

1 August 2012

Junior Research Fellowships in Literary Studies, Language, and the Biological Sciences

King's is offering three stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships, to commence in October 2013.

27 July 2012

Landmark cherry tree splits in half

The well-known cherry tree at the North Gate of the Chapel split in half on Saturday.

17 July 2012

King Lear comes to the Fellows' Garden

The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is staging King Lear in the Fellows' Garden from 30 July to 18 August

16 July 2012

Fellows' Garden open to the public this Sunday

The Fellows' Garden is open to the public on Sunday 15 July as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

10 July 2012

Custodian lands official role in Olympics

Lena Pledger has been chosen to work in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Lounge at the Olympic Stadium during the Games.

9 July 2012

Honorary Fellow awarded the Isaac Newton medal

Professor Martin Rees has been awarded the IOP Isaac Newton medal for outstanding contributions to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.

4 July 2012

The Globe Theatre stages Hamlet at King's

Shakespeare's Globe puts on Hamlet in the Fellows' Garden from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 July.

4 July 2012

Scholl sings Bach in King's College Chapel

The renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl will sing Bach Cantatas in the Chapel on Wednesday 14 November.

3 July 2012

Research Fellow wins two science awards

Junior Research Fellow Suchitra Sebastian has just won the IOP Moseley Medal and IUPAP Young Scientist Medal 2012.

2 July 2012

Summer Choral Concert celebrates the 2012 Games

A fanfare specially composed for the Olympics will be played at this year's Summer Choral Concert on Friday 6 July.

26 June 2012

iPhone app walks you through Turing's life at King's

iPhone app walks you through Turing's life at King's

A new iPhone app tells the story of Turing's life at King's, with photos and documents from the King's Archive.

21 June 2012

King's alumni in Queen's birthday Honours list

King's alumni in Queen's birthday Honours list

Four former King's students have been recognised in this year's Queen's birthday honours.

20 June 2012

Blue plaque to Turing unveiled

Blue plaque to commemorate Alan Turing

A blue plaque to Alan Turing will be unveiled on Saturday 23 June at the front of the college. The mathematician Turing was both a student and Fellow of King's.

20 June 2012

The sun come out for King

The sun comes out for King's Funday

Students, staff and Fellows enjoyed the glorious weather and hilarity at yesterday's King's Fun Day.

18 June 2012

King's Drama Society puts on two new productions

King's Drama Society puts on two new productions

King's College Drama Society (KCDS) is putting on two new productions - Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' and a monologue showcase called 'Pace'.

13 June 2012

King's and St John's Choirs sing joint Evensong on 3 July

King's and St John's Choirs sing joint Evensong on 3 July

The annual joint Evensong sung by King's College Choir and The Choir of St John's College will be held on 3 July.

12 June 2012

The Queen's Beasts arrive at King's

The Queen's Beasts arrive at King's

Ten sculptures of heraldic beasts have been installed on the Back Lawn at King's.

1 June 2012

New book by a King's Fellow look at how Stoicism influenced modern politics

How Stoicism influenced modern politics

King's Fellow Christopher Brooke has just published a book about the influence of the Stoics on modern political thought.

1 June 2012

Singing on the River on 24 June

Singing on the River on 24 June

This year's Singing on the River concert takes place on 24 June.

31 May 2012

Last few days for composition competition

Last few days for Olympic fanfare competition

This Friday is the deadline for the King's competition to write an Olympic fanfare for period instruments.

28 May 2012

Concert to celebrate centenary of Brooke poem

Concert to celebrate centenary of Brooke poem

A concert at the Fitzwilliam Museum on 26 June will celebrate the centenary of Brooke's poem

21 May 2012

Research Fellow wins European science award

Research Fellow wins European science award

Research Fellow Dr Elizabeth Murchison has just won the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2012 for her work on transmissible cancers.

14 May 2012

Early music concert to include three world premieres

Early music concert to include three world premieres

A concert this Sunday (15 May) will include three world premiere performances of works by Tallis, Gabrieli and Striggio.

13 May 2012

Junior Research Fellowship

Junior Research Fellowship vacancy

King's is offering a Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in any area of the Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering.

10 May 2012

Turing's 100th birthday celebrations at King's

Turing's 100th birthday celebrations at King's

Turing's 100th birthday will be celebrated at a two-day event at King's, 15-16 June.

7 May 2012

Dante Quartet plays Beethoven and Schubert

Dante Quartet plays at King's on 13 May

The Dante Quartet returns to King's on 13 May to play two great quartets by Beethoven and Schubert.

3 May 2012

Concert for Debussy's anniversary

Debussy anniversary concert

Pianist Leon McCawley celebrates 150 years since Debussy's birth with a concert in the Chapel this Saturday.

1 May 2012

Kingsmen sing at La Scala

Kingsmen sing at La Scala

Three former Choral Scholars are singing at La Scala in Milan this May and June, and a Kingsman's new opera is being premi

30 April 2012

New Chapel services booklet

New Chapel services booklet

The service booklet for the Easter and Long Vacation Terms is now available.

26 April 2012

Dr Daniel Brown FRS (1923-2012)

Dr Daniel Brown FRS (1923-2012)

King's Fellow Dr Dan Brown FRS died yesterday (Tuesday 24 April).

25 April 2012

Kingswoman appointed CEO of World Wide Web Foundation

Kingswoman appointed CEO of World Wide Web Foundation

Kingswoman Anne Jellema has just been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Foundation.

24 April 2012

Hermann Hauser elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Hermann Hauser elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Honorary King's Fellow and entrepreneur Hermann Hauser has just been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society.

23 April 2012

HE Durham Fund for Cambridge undergraduates

HE Durham Fund for Cambridge undergraduates

The HE Durham Fund is offering grants to undergraduates of the University of Cambridge.

18 April 2012

Job vacancy: Provost

Job vacancy: Provost

King's is seeking to appoint a new Provost to take office in September 2013.

17 April 2012

Romantic music for the Charity Gala Concert

Gala Charity Concert

King's is holding a Gala Charity Concert on 27 April, with music by Bruckner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini.

10 April 2012

The Chapel seeks volunteers

The Chapel seeks volunteers

King's College Chapel is looking for volunteers to help manage tourists during the busy period of the summer.

10 April 2012

BBC2 to broadcast Easter service from King's

BBC Easter broadcasts from King's

BBC Two is broadcasting an Easter service this Saturday (7 April) on television, and BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting two concerts.

3 April 2012

Nicholas Marston talks about Schubert on Radio 3

Nicholas Marston discusses Schubert on Radio 3

Fellow in Music Dr Nicholas Marston was interviewed yesterday on BBC Radio 3. You can still listen on the iPlayer.

28 March 2012

Kingsman conducts at the Royal Opera House

Kingsman conducts at the Royal Opera House

Kingsman Sir John Eliot Gardiner is conducting Verdi's Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House from this Friday 30 March.

28 March 2012

Choirs helps celebrate 800th anniversary of Bach's choir

The Choir celebrates 800th anniversary of the Thomanerchor

The Choir has just visited Leipzig to sing with the St Thomas Church Choir (Thomanerchor), which is celebrating its 800th anniversary.

27 March 2012

Easter at King's

Easter at King's

The Easter at King's festival starts on 3 April, and will include concerts, services and talks as well as a photo exhibition inspired by Messiaen's 'Visions de L

22 March 2012

King's 2012 Telephone Campaign begins

King's 2012 Telephone Campaign begins

The annual Telephone Fundraising Campaign has started and hopes to raise

20 March 2012

Choir sings at the installation of the new Chancellor

The Choir sings at the installation of the new Chancellor

King's College Choir sang this morning at the installation of the new Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

20 March 2012

Elizabeth Murchison receives Suffrage Science heirloom

Elizabeth Murchison receives Suffrage Science heirloom

Junior Research Fellow Dr Elizabeth Murchison has received a Suffrage Science heirloom, which honours women in science.

19 March 2012

Two students complete 24-hour rowing marathon

Two students complete 24-hour rowing marathon

Two King's postgraduates complete their 24-hour row to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

14 March 2012

KCMS celebrates a successful year

KCMS celebrates a successful year

The King's College Music Society (KCMS) celebrates a busy academic year of concerts.

14 March 2012

New drama society stages Sartre play

New drama society stages Sartre play

The newly-formed King's College Drama Society is putting on Sartre's 'No Exit' next Monday and Tuesday in the King's Bunker.

8 March 2012

Art Centre showcases four local artists

Art Centre showcases four local artists

An exhibition of work by Terry Beard, Natalie McIntyre, Stephen Murfitt and Stuart Green runs at The Art Centre until 17 March.

5 March 2012

Archive of the month: monuments on paper

Archive of the month: monuments on paper

The new Archive of the month looks at designs for a monument to the college's founder, Henry VI (1421-1471).

5 March 2012

Two students to row 24 hours for charity

Two students to row 24 hours for charity

Two students are embarking on a 24-hour rowing marathon in front of the college on 10 March.

29 February 2012

Eclectic quartet play Latin music this weekend

Eclectic quartet play Latin music this weekend

Guitar-based string quartet Eclectica! play their distinct repertoire of music in the Hall on Sunday 4 March.

27 February 2012

Next Wednesday's Evensong to be broadcast live on Radio 3

Next Wednesday's Evensong to be broadcast live on Radio 3

Next Wednesday's evensong service from King's College Chapel will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

24 February 2012

Cabaret night in the Hall

Cabaret night in the Hall

King's is hosting a cabaret night in the Hall on Saturday 3 March. Catherine Bott, James Bowman and Jonathan Cohen will perform varied and sparkling repertoire of songs.

24 February 2012

New chamber organ arrives at the Chapel

New chamber organ arrives at the Chapel

A new 'Klop' chamber organ arrived at the Chapel today from Germany, delivered by its maker Henk Klop.

22 February 2012

Unbridled Conversations at the Art Centre

Unbridled Conversations at the Art Centre

An exhibitions of photographs by Colin Hampden-White is being held the King's Art Centre until 25 February.

14 February 2012

Choral Scholar interviewed on Songs of Praise

Choral Scholar interviewed on Songs of Praise

King's Choral Scholar Peter Oakley was interviewed on BBC2's Songs of Praise yesterday. You can still watch the interview on the iPlayer.

13 February 2012

KCMS plays Beethoven

KCMS plays Beethoven in the Chapel

The King's College Music Society (KCMS) is playing works by Beethoven on Sunday 19 February.

9 February 2012

Roy Howat plays French piano music this Friday

Roy Howat plays French piano music this Friday

Acclaimed pianist and Kingsman Roy Howat plays a selection of French music in the Hall this Friday (10 February).

6 February 2012

Archive of the month takes a sporting theme

Archive of the month takes a sporting theme

February's Archive of the month shows photos of King's sportsmen from the Edwardian era.

2 February 2012

Bob Alexander Fellowship in Law

Bob Alexander Fellowship in Law

King's is inviting applications for the Bob Alexander Fellowship in Law.

30 January 2012

Tony Judt memorial event

Tony Judt memorial event

The college is holding a memorial event for historian Tony Judt, who died in August 2010.

27 January 2012

Nicholas Daniel awarded Queen's Medal for Music

Nicholas Daniel awarded The Queen's Medal for Music

Oboist Nicholas Daniel has just been awarded The Queen's Medal for Music, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will make an informal announcement about it at this Sunday's concert in the Hall.

26 January 2012

The Choir's agent wins Artist Manager of the Year Award

The Choir's agent wins Artist Manager of the Year Award

Stephen Lumsden, Managing Director of Intermusica, wins the inaugural ABO/Rhinegold Publishing Artist Manager of the Year Award.

23 January 2012

Bob Crack exhibitions opens this Saturday

Bob Crack exhibitions opens this Saturday

An exhibition of paintings by Cambridge artist Bob Crack starts at the King's Art Centre this Saturday (21 January).

19 January 2012

Nicholas Daniel plays Mozart and Britten

Nicholas Daniel plays Mozart and Britten

Renowned oboist Nicholas Daniel will play Mozart

17 January 2012

Choir wins Chinese music award

The Choir wins a Shanghai music award

King's College Choir has won the Classical Elites Award for the Best Choral Concert in Shanghai, 2011.

10 January 2012

Chapel services for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Chapel services for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

The Chapel services booklet for Lent Term, Holy Week and Easter is now available.

9 January 2012

Archive of the month: bookplates in the archives

Flamboyant book labels from the archives

January's Archive of the month shows examples of the ornately-designed bookplates people put in books to mark them as their own.

4 January 2012