King's College scholars to sing in Norwich
Acclaimed choral scholars The Kings Men, from King’s College, Cambridge, will be singing at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on December 18, in a final performance before their world-renowned BBC TV and radio Christmas carol service appearances.
The special evening of festive music in Norwich will be the scholars’ last public event before the annual Christmas broadcasts of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on BBC TV and radio, which reach millions of people worldwide.
The King’s Men are an acapella, close harmony group formed from the Choral Scholars of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. As Choral Scholars the group follow the daily routine of Chapel services throughout term, as well as undertaking a busy concert and recording schedule in the vacations. They perform regularly around Britain and as far afield as North America, Australia and Hong Kong.
Deborah Cubbin, Marketing Manager at the cathedral said: “The concert will include much-loved Christmas classics to sing along to, as well as some additional favourites sung as you’ve never heard them before.”
Father David Paul, Cathedral Dean, said: “We are so fortunate to be able to host such a marvellous concert in our Cathedral. We hope that this will encourage many people from across the region to join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate Christmas.”
Tickets for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, are on sale via the Cathedral website www.sjbcathedral.org.uk or in person from the Cathedral Office or telephone 01603 724380.
The tickets are priced at £15 and £12 concessions, with the proceeds raised going to the organ fund.
Daniel Justin, Master of Music for the Cathedral said: “St John’s is the only cathedral in England where a permanent pipe organ has never been installed; we hope to raise funds to finally have one built.”
Pictured above are the King's Men.