King’s College Choir

King's College Choir

Photo by Hans Thijs

The King’s College Choir dates back to 1441 when King Henry IV founded King’s College, Cambridge to supply daily singing in his Chapel. Today, the choir’s  membership consists of 16 choristers from The King’s College School, 14 undergraduate choral scholars, and two organ scholars.

The group’s primary role is to sing for the daily services in the King’s College Chapel during term-time. In addition, they perform concerts around the United Kingdom, and tour all across the world to locations including Italy, Singapore, and the United States.

The King’s College Choir is particularly famous for their Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide every Christmas Eve, which showcases traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.

The choir has recorded over 100 albums, and have even formed their own record label. Their albums include Christmas carols, songs by classical composers and recordings of the church services in which they perform.

Be sure to check out their website for more information on the King’s College Choir. And be sure to visit their Youtube channel to check out some performances and meet the choristers!

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