Part of the Southend on Sea City Council Concert Series
The Choir of Kings College, London
Director – Dr Joseph Fort
The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England and has existed since the middle of the nineteenth century. The choir today consists of some thirty choral scholars, and its principal role is to provide music for chapel worship, with weekly Eucharist and Evensong offered during term, as well as various other services. Services from the chapel are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio. In addition, the choir gives many concert performances. Recent festival appearances in England include the Barnes Music Festival, London Handel Festival, Oundle International Festival, St Albans International Organ Festival, and the Spitalfields Festival. The choir has made many recordings, and enjoys an ongoing relationship with Delphian Records. These recordings have received wide critical acclaim; one was described as ‘a performance of astonishing intensity and musicality’ (Gramophone).
Programme to include
Rachmaninov: All Night Vigil (Vespers)
Tavener: Song for Athene