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Boys of King's College, Cambridge

Director: Stephen Cleobury

Boys of King's College, Cambridge

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge is one of the world's best known choral groups, and is the pre-eminent representative of the great British church music tradition.

It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast since 1928, and that millions listen to worldwide. In 2009 the US Library Of Congress added a broadcast of the service to the National Recording Registry, an archive of 275 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' recordings.

Henry VI (1421 - 1471) founded the Choir shortly after he founded the College in 1441. He created the Choir to sing daily services in his magnificent Chapel, and the Choir still exists primarily to sing these services. You are welcome to attend one of these services and hear the Choir sing. See Chapel services for details.

Today the Choir consists of sixteen choristers, fourteen choral scholars and two organ scholars. The choristers attend the nearby King's College School, whilst the choral and organ scholars are students at the College itself.

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