The King’s Men of Cambridge Live in Concert

Monday 1st July, 19:00

Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral
Expect a brilliant evening of music in the surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral’s magnificent Chapter House hosted by Cambridge University’s The King’s Men.

Formed of the Choral Scholars of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, the programme for the concert is an exciting mix of genres, from Byrd to the Beatles. The first half showcases sacred polyphony, madrigals, and folk songs, with the second half exploring blues, jazz and pop genres.

The King’s Men has always had a place in the heart of King’s College, Cambridge since its foundation in 1441. In its founding charter, King Henry VI mandated a choir to be formed of 16 "poor and needy" choristers and six "singing men". The King's Men, in all its iterations, is as established as the choir itself. The ‘Singing Men of King’s College, Cambridge’ have provided sacred and secular services for over half a millennium, and were even retained during the Interregnum, wherein they likely sang for secular events until the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The men are proud to be part of such a vibrant musical and historic legacy, joining alumni such as Christopher Tye (1505-1573), Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Bob Chilcott (b. 1955) and the founding members of The King’s Singers (1968).

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