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The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Submitted by Paulius Gutauskas on Thu, 03/21/2024 - 14:15
Kings College Choir
Saturday 3rd Aug - 7:00 PM
Llewellyn Hall
Presented by
Musica Viva

Millions of viewers and listeners worldwide invite The Choir of King's College, Cambridge into their homes every Christmas Eve for the annual broadcast of their iconic Nine Lessons and Carols service. Now we invite you to experience this historic ensemble live, at Llewellyn Hall, in their first visit since their sell out tour of 2019.

The Choir will perform Stravinsky's Mass for choir and double wind quintet, a moving and deeply personal search for meaning, alongside the rich harmonies of Gabrieli’s O Magnum Mysterium. An unmissable event.

Integral to their performance is a work commissioned from Australian composer Damian Barbeler, working with a text by Judith Nangala Crispin (a descendent of the Bpangerang people), which weaves a new tapestry from the threads of history, a dialogue in radiant song.

Experience the unique sound of ‘one of the best choirs in the world’ (BBC Classical Music Magazine).

5 ***** ‘Glorious tradition not afraid to experiment’ - 'The Age' following Hamer Hall performance on Sunday night



DANIEL HYDE director of music


GABRIELI O magnum mysterium 
BULL Almighty God, which by the leading of a star 
TALLIS Videte miraculum 
WEIR Vertue 
Damian BARBELER (music) & Judith Nangala CRISPIN (poem) Charlotte (2023)* 

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Richard Wilkins. 

Acknowledgment of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.