If you love choral music, then you won’t want to miss the world’s best-known choir, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge on Wednesday, April 3 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. The performance marks the ensemble’s first visit to Chicago since 2008 and will include traditional and contemporary English works by Britten, Verdi, Purcell, and others.
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is made up of 14 adult male Choral Scholars and 16 boy Choristers. The group was created in the 15th century to sing for daily church services in the chapel at the college founded by King Henry VI. These days, the ensemble is best known for their annual Christmas Eve performance, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”, broadcast world-wide on the BBC television network since 1928.
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge performance is part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Symphony Center Presents series. The concert takes place on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 8 pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL. Tickets range from $35-$55 and can be purchased by calling the CSO at 312-294-3000 or online at cso.org.
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