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 Wednesday 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.




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 Ralph Woodward, Interim Assistant Director of Music at the College.

From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches, there is ample support available to help our Choirs improve their craft.
The King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic architecture and has the largest fan vault in the world.

Auditions and Choral Exhibitions

Students interested in singing in King's Voices should apply to the Director of King's Voices (Ralph Woodward once their academic place at Cambridge is confirmed.

The choir is open to all members of King's College, and provision is also made for a few singers from outside the College, should spaces be available. 

Members of King's Voices may apply for a subsidy towards singing lessons with the College's singing teachers. 

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 Ralph Woodward.

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

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.
From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches, there is ample support available to help our Choirs improve their craft.