Monteverdi Choir celebrates its 50th at King's

Monteverdi Choir

The Monteverdi Choir held a 50th anniversary concert in the Chapel last night with its founder Sir John Eliot Gardner.

Sir John created the choir whilst still an undergraduate at King's and it's first concert was on 5 March 1964. The programme, like last night, was Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

Since then the choir has become one of the most acclaimed in the world, whose repertoire covers the Renaissance period to the 20th century. Sir John has gone on to win numerous awards and make over 250 recordings.

You can listen to the concert for the next six days on the BBC iPlayer.

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6 March 2014