King's College Choir of Cambridge

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King's College Choir of Cambridge Artistfacts

  • The Choir of King's College Cambridge was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI of England. The choir originally had to be poor boys of strong constitution and "honest conversation."
  • When Charles Darwin was a student at Cambridge University during the late 1820s, he would sometimes hire the choristers to sing in his room.
  • Today, the Choir of King's College Cambridge is one of Britain's most revered musical institutions – with events like Carol's from Kings, The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and Easter from Kings marking key celebrations in the Christian calendar.

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