The King’s Chaplain, the Reverend Dr Mary Kells, will lead a special service in Chapel this evening to mark International Women’s Day. The College's mixed voice choir, King’s Voices will join the celebration, singing music written by female composers and spanning a wide range of choral traditions from the 12th to the 21st century, from Hildegard von Bingen’s O Virtus Sapientiae to the works of Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Judith Bingham and Eleanor Daley.
Tonight’s Bible readings, selected by the Chaplain and a member of King’s Voices, will also celebrate women in different ways. Ahead of the service, Mary said:
I’m delighted that we will be celebrating International Women’s Day in King’s Chapel, with a sequence of music and readings, all of which honour and acknowledge the experience, vitality and creativity of women, from antiquity to the present day.
King's Voices is the mixed voice choir of King's College, composed by 30 singers who are studying at King's, but also at other Colleges across the University. They have a regular programme of rehearsals and services and sing Evensong in the Chapel every Wednesday during University term.