- With the Choral Scholars of King's College
- Carry Me Home - Folksongs from
around the world
The Choir of
King’s College owes its existence to King Henry VI who, when founding
the College in 1441, envisaged the daily singing of services in his
magnificent chapel. This remains the Choir’s raison d’être
and is an important part of the lives of its 16 choristers, who are
educated on generous scholarships at the College School, and the 14
Choral Scholars and two Organ Scholars, who study a variety of subjects
at the College itself.
As part of King’s College Choir, the Choral
Scholars have toured extensively in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan,
and the USA. As ‘Collegium Regale’, the group provides entertainment
at dinners and conferences, as well as giving frequent concerts, notably
at Easter when they split into two groups which tour the North and South
of England. The programme for these concerts reveals the breadth of their
repertoire: sacred music from the fifteenth to the twentieth century,
madrigals, folk-songs, part-songs and close harmony. This diversity of
styles reflects the variety of the Choral Scholars’ talents, with
groups such as ‘The Scholars’ and ‘The King’s Singers’
emerging from their ranks.
you would like to book Collegium Regale for a concert or dinner,
please contact the Business Manager on Tel / Fax (01223) 322421.
The Director of Music of
King’s College Choir is always pleased to hear of prospective
Choristers and Choral and Organ Scholars. Please contact him on (01223)
The King’s College
Chapel Foundation has been launched to raise funds for the Choir and to
provide for the upkeep of the Chapel. It costs the College around £500,000
a year to maintain the fabric of the Chapel and to keep it open for
The object of the Foundation is to ensure that the
Chapel and Choir can continue to move forward, preserving and enhancing
their outstanding reputations, and by so doing, enable visitors,
listeners and viewers from all over the world to delight in the
architectural and musical glories of King’s.
For further information, please contact King’s College Development
Office on (01223) 331313.