King's Voices

King's Voices is the mixed voice choir of King's College, Cambridge. 
 

The choir has a regular programme of rehearsals and services and sings Evensong in the Chapel every Monday during University term. In addition to these services, King's Voices sings in the College Musical Society's Lent Term and May Week concerts, and performs both sacred and secular music at some of the College's formal dinners. Such events allow the choir to broaden its repertoire constantly, and although the choir's primary commitment is to its services in King's, it is always looking to extend its range of musical activities.

 


 

History

King's Voices was founded in October 1997 under the direction of Dr John Butt (Director of Studies for Music at King's, 1997-2001) to give the women of King's the opportunity to contribute vocally to the musical life of the College. The choir's current Director is Ben Parry, Assistant Director of Music at the College.

Daniel Hyde
From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches, there is ample support available to help our Choirs improve their craft.
A full history of the Choir, from the foundation of the College by King Henry VI in 1441 through to the present day.

Auditions and Choral Exhibitions

Students interested in singing in King's Voices should apply for a Choral Award once their academic place at Cambridge is confirmed. Details of the application process are given on the Choral Awards page in the Study at King's section of the website.

The choir is open to all members of King's College, but provision is also made for a few singers from outside the College, should spaces be available. All members of the choir are offered subsidies for singing lessons.

If you are a good singer and you would like to study at King's you may be eligible for a Choral Award with the Choir or King's Voices.
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Tours and Concerts

Each year, King's Voices goes on tour, normally at Easter time. The first tour in March 2001 was an exchange trip with the University Choir of Cologne. Since then the choir has visited one or more European city each year, including Venice, Florence, Bologna, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dublin and Copenhagen.

Closer to home, the choir has sung evensongs at local cathedrals (Ely, Bury St Edmunds) and has given concerts in churches throughout East Anglia.

Further Information

If you have questions about singing in King's Voices and Choral Exhibitions, please contact Ben Parry (ben.parry@kings.cam.ac.uk).

Any enquiries about booking the choir should be sent to the choir secretaries, Anahita Falaki or Mariam Abdel-Rasek.

If you would like to hear the choir sing on a Monday evening in term, Evensong is open to the public.

Male students may also be interested in singing with the King's College Choir.

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A number of members of King's Voices comment on their experiences of singing in the College's mixed choir.
From choir concerts to organ recitals, there are regular occasions to come and enjoy wonderful music at King's.
Founded in the 15th century, the Choir of King's College is renowned across the world.
Daniel Hyde
From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches, there is ample support available to help our Choirs improve their craft.