The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Where: Cathedral of St. Paul
When: 7:30 p.m., March 28, 2019 (doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Presented by Classical MPR
Every Christmas Eve millions of people worldwide tune into A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which is the longest established annual broadcast in history, reaching 90 years in 2018. It's carried every year by Classical MPR and classical stations around the country via St. Paul-based American Public Media.
Now you can see the choir in person in a live performance at the Cathedral of St. Paul, presented by Classical MPR.
The choir's international fame and reputation, enhanced by an extensive recording catalog, has led to invitations to perform around the world. The choir launched its own record label in 2012 with Nine Lessons & Carols. In 2014, the choir's recording of Faureé's Requiem remained on the UK classical chart for 28 weeks, making it one of 2014's bestselling core classical albums, and the 2015 release of 1615: Gabrieli in Venice was the first classical album to use Dolby's Atmos technology, reproducing the acoustic of the King's College Chapel.
The choir also has a back catalog of more than 100 albums released with EMI and Decca. The choir exists thanks to King Henry VI, who, in founding the College in 1441, envisaged the daily singing of services in its magnificent chapel, which remains the primary purpose of the choir's 16 choristers, 14 choral scholars and two organ scholars.