Choir of King's College, Cambridge

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‘…moments of iridescence… creating vividness in restraint through the unadorned splendour of this superbly polished vocal sound.’ Sydney Morning Herald

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 adventurous programming. The repertoire in these programs reflects this breadth by showcasing pieces from the Renaissance to the present day. This performance is especially poignant, marking the Choir’s final tour with Stephen Cleobury, after 37 distinguished years as Director.

Presented by Musica Viva

PROGRAM

MONTEVERDI
Cantate Domino SV293

JS. BACH
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV203

CAVALLI
Salve Regina

BRITTEN
A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28

BYRD
Laudibus in sanctis

TALLIS
Loquebantur variis linguis

GIBBONS
Hosanna to the son of David

SALZEDO
Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien [harp solo]

Ross EDWARDS
New Work (World Premiere)*

Judith WEIR
New work for choir and cello (Australian Premiere)

Lennox BERKELEY
The Lord is my Shepherd

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.

Series

This production is part of the following series:

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