19 - Choir of King's College, Cambridge

19 - Choir of King's College, Cambridge

18 July 2018 8:00 pm

Ampleforth Abbey, YO62 4ER

19 - Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Gibbons - See, the Word is incarnate
Gibbons - This is the record of John
Judith Weir - Illuminare, Jerusalem
Judith Weir - Ascending into heaven
Simon Preston - Alleluyas
Naylor - Vox dicentis, clama

Parry - I know my soul hath power
Parry - Lord, let me know mine end
Howells - Psalm Prelude Set 1, no.1
Vaughan Williams - Lord, thou has been our refuge
Parry - Never weather-beaten sail
Parry - My soul, there is a country

Founded in 1441, on the orders of King Henry VI, for the purpose of singing services daily in its magnificent chapel, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge has been one of the most renowned representatives of the British choral tradition ever since. Directed by Stephen Cleobury for over quarter of a century, it is especially known for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide to millions around the world on Christmas Eve every year. After joining forces with viol consort Fretwork to perform music by Gibbons, they celebrate the festival’s composer in residence Judith Weir, as well as marking the centenary of the death of Parry with a complete performance of his Songs of Farewell.

‘Stephen Cleobury is on peak form... These are outstanding performances by a great musician.’ - Gramophone

Pre-concert and interval bar

Prices: Full £27.00, Gold £21.60, Silver £24.30, Under 25 £13.50