Hear the world's most famous choir in 2019

"...moments of iridescence...superbly polished vocal sound." SMH

"I would happily sit...listening to this choir sing for the rest of my days" The Times

back to What's on

Choir of King's College Cambridge

20 Jul - 6 Aug 2019

2019 international concert season

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. These performances are especially poignant, marking the Choir’s final tour with Stephen Cleobury, after 37 distinguished years as Director.

Stephen Cleobury CBE Director of Music

Program 2 only:
Alice Giles harp
Umberto Clerici cello 

program one

Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney Weekend

Thy word is a lantern
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei
Ross EDWARDS Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
FINZI Lo, the full, final sacrifice
WESLEY The Wilderness
MENDELSSOHN Organ Sonata no 3: Mvt I
STANFORD For lo, I raise up
Lennox BERKELEY The Lord is my Shepherd
PARRY I Was Glad

program two

Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Weekday

MONTEVERDI Cantate Domino SV293
JS BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm BWV229
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 Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
Judith WEIR O Mercy Divine (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. 


Please note, the Brisbane concert will be at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) instead of our usual venue of Queensland Conservatorium. The second Sydney concert will be at the Sydney Opera House and the first Melbourne concert at the Arts Centre's Hamer Hall.

Buy single tickets Subscribe

Event Dates


Buy Single Tickets or Subscribe to as few as 3 concerts for great savings and the best seats. 

Under 40's are available for this event. Learn more here.

Avoid booking fees and book through Musica Viva Box Office, either online or by phone on 1800 688 482 (M-F, 9am-5pm AEDT).

Please note that bookings made through venues or ticketing agencies may incur extra charges.