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Easter at King's – Betrayal & Devotion

13 Apr 2022 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
King's College Chapel


A Meditative Sequence of Music and Poetry for Wednesday in Holy Week

A unique gathering of musicians and poets from the USA and the UK presents a varied programme reflecting on the drama of the Passion of Christ.   The particular focus is on the contrast between Judas’ betrayal and the devotion of the woman who bathed Jesus’ feet – or the Kiss of Betrayal and the Kiss of Devotion.   

The performers include players from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, acclaimed American soprano Awet Andemicael, instrumentalists from Duke and Cambridge Universities, directed by Jeremy Begbie. 

Music by JS Bach, Telemann, Arvo Pärt, James MacMillan, and a new work by Jeremy Begbie is interwoven with three contemporary poets reading their own work: Malcolm Guite, John Robert Lee, and Debbie Whitton Spriggs.   

Co-sponsored by Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, Duke University (USA)

Box Office
Tickets: £15
Concessions: (in advance) £10 full time education, £5 under 18s; (on the day) £5 student standby.
Wheelchair user & companion: companion goes free.


The Easter at King’s box office this year is being managed by Cambridge Music Festival. All sales are online (except in-person sales 30 minutes before each concert). Tickets are not available at King’s College Visitor Centre.

Please email info@cambridgemusicfestival.co.uk with any queries and with requests for wheelchair user spaces.

Covid-19 Measures
At the time of going to press, King’s College policy is to ask all concert-goers to wear a mask. There will be no social distancing within the Chapel.


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