The Choir of King's College London簡介
The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Consisting of twenty-five choral scholars and two organ scholars, it is directed by the College Organist, David Trendell, who is also a Senior Lecturer in the Music Department. The choir performs a large and varied repertoire ranging from the fourteenth century to the present day and has made many celebrated recordings of sixteenth-century English and Spanish music, reflecting the research interests of its Director. The choir also sings regularly commissioned music, including recent works by Antony Pitts and Susan Lawrie.
The choir’s principal role is singing at services in the College Chapel during term time. In addition, the choir gives many concerts, both in England and abroad, and has recently toured France, the USA and Italy. The choir regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong, Radio 4 Sunday Worship and the World Service, and makes frequent recordings. The choir was established in its present form in 1945 and has had three directors since then, Harold Last (1945–1952), E.H. Warrell MBE, FKC (1953–1991) before David Trendell arrived at King’s in 1992. Many choral scholars have gone on to pursue postgraduate vocal studies at a conservatoire and have subsequently developed successful professional careers. Recent examples include Anna Stéphany, who won the Kathleen Ferrier competition in 2005 together with the Guildhall Gold Medal, and Tom Hobbs, who is the Peter Pears Scholar at the Royal College of Music.