Bernstein - Chichester Psalms; Vaughan Williams - Dona nobis pacem
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Label: Kings College Cambridge
Cat No: KGS0021
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 3rd November 2017
ArtistsThe Choir of King’s College Cambridge
Written in 1965, it is an exhilarating invocation of the composer’s hopes for brotherhood and peace. Sentiments which are mirrored by Vaughan Williams’s impassioned Dona nobis pacem, which draws on texts from the Mass, three poems by Walt Whitman, a political speech, and sections of the Bible.
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is one of the world’s foremost choirs and unquestionably among the most widely heard. It owes its existence to King Henry VI, who envisaged the daily singing of services in its magnificent chapel. This remains the an important part of the lives of the sixteen choral scholars, who are educated at King’s College School, and the 14 choral scholars and two organ scholars, who study a variety of subjects in the College. The Choir has produced numerous professional singers including James Gilchrist, Christopher Purves and Gerald Finley.
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