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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. Leading the choir is choral conductor and organist Daniel Hyde. It was announced in May 2018 that Daniel Hyde will become the Choir’s new Director of Music in October 2019.

Daniel Hyde Conductor

View the concert guide.

program one

Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney Weekend

PURCELL
I Was Glad
Thy word is a lantern
Remember not, Lord, our offences
Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei
JS BACH Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV 671         
Ross EDWARDS Singing the Love (World Premiere)*
FINZI Lo, the full, final sacrifice
WESLEY The Wilderness
MENDELSSOHN Organ Sonata no 3 op 65
STANFORD For lo, I raise up op 145
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)
Errollyn WALLEN Pace (Australian Premiere)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Valiant for Truth

Program 2 only:
Alice Giles harp
Umberto Clerici cello 

*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.

Attend a Musica Viva Masterclass and witness talented young music students being mentored by the world's finest chamber musicians. Each Masterclass is conducted by an international touring artist and offers a unique perspective on music interpretation, technique and performance. The masterclass program provides students, music teachers and audiences of all ages with an entertaining and enriching learning experience.

DANIEL HYDE - Conductor, CHOIR OF KINGS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Brisbane

Tuesday 30 July, 6.30pm
St Peters Lutheran College
66 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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Melbourne

Monday 5 August, 6pm
Trinity College Chapel
100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
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ARTICLES AND VIDEOS

A new chapter for the King's Choir

In just a matter of weeks, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge will embark on their first nationwide tour of Australia since 2014 with choral conductor, Daniel Hyde.

Get to know the soon-to-be Director of Music for the King's Choir in this interview.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge touring Australia.

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