The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s best known choral groups. Every Christmas Eve millions of people worldwide tune into A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service that has been broadcast almost every year by the BBC since 1928. While the Choir exists primarily to sing the daily services in King’s College Chapel, its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule.

History of the Choir

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition.

The Choir Today

The Choir's reputation has been enhanced by its many recordings and led to invitations to perform in concerts around the globe.

Directors & Teachers

From the Director of Music to the vocal coaches and conductors, meet the people teaching our Choristers and Choral Scholars.

Choir News

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King’s announces commissioned carol for Christmas Eve

The new carol for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve 2021 is a setting by Cecilia McDowall of There is no rose.

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Choir releases new album for Christmas

The Choir's new Christmas album is the first under new Director of Music, Daniel Hyde.

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Director of Music to perform at the First Night of the Proms

Daniel Hyde will be performing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto at Royal Albert Hall

Support the Choir and Music at King's

The Choir is seeking to build an endowment to support its work, as well as funds for Choristerships. We would welcome your support, either in the form of a current gift, a legacy gift or a bequest. You are also very welcome to direct your support to King's Voices, the College's mixed choir, or to inquire about supporting music at the College.

For more information on ways to make a gift (including information for international donations), please visit the Development Office website or contact Lorraine Headen, Director of Development.