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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 performance is especially poignant, marking the Choir’s final tour with Stephen Cleobury, after 37 distinguished years as Director.
“... moments of iridescence ... creating vividness in restraint through the unadorned splendour of this superbly polished vocal sound.” Sydney Morning Herald
Purcell I Was Glad
Ross Edwards Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
Finzi Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice
Wesley The Wilderness
Parry I Was Glad
*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.
Stephen Cleobury CBE – Director of Music
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