Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is arguably the world’s most famous choir and the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. Their distinctively pure tone has been honed over centuries in the vaulted stone arches of the College Chapel.
Comprising 16 boys (the youngest aged seven) and 15 male university students, the Choir remains a major force by balancing unmatched history and tradition with continual growth and choral excellence. The repertoire in this program reflects this breadth by showcasing pieces from the Renaissance to the present day. This tour healds the arrival of the Choir's new Director, Daniel Hyde.
Daniel Hyde - Director of Music
Alice Giles - harp
Umberto Clerici - cello
JS BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV229
BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols, op 28
GIBBONS Hosanna to the Son of David
SALZEDO Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien [harp solo]
Ross EDWARDS Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
Judith WEIR New Work for choir and cello (Australian Premiere)
Errollyn WALLEN Pace
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Valiant for Truth
*Commissioned for Musica Viva and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, by Jennifer Seabrook, celebrating Ray Turner’s 75th birthday and his lifelong love of music.