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Special Services & Events:

Wednesday 26 September - Opening of Year Service

13.10, Strand Chapel

Saturday 13 October - KCLCA Evensong Service

16.00, Strand Chapel

Find out more here.

Friday 19 October - Guy's & St Thomas' Palliative Care Unit Service

19.00, Southwark Cathedral

Wednesday 24 October - Honorary Degree Ceremony

17.30, Strand Chapel

Tuesday 6 November - All Souls' Tide Service

17.30, Strand Chapel

Friday 16 November - Organ & Choir Concert

19.00, Strand Chapel

The Choir will give the world premiere of Edward Nesbit's Mass for Soprano, Choir and Organ. The Mass will be paired with Rheinberger's Mass in Eb. 

Admission is free, but registration is necessary. If you would like to attend, please sign up here.

Monday 19 November - Christian Aid Biannual Service

18.45, Strand Chapel

Tuesday 20 November - Evensong with NCLS Chamber Choir

17.30, Strand Chapel

Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 December - Advent Carols

17.30, College Chapel

A solemn and traditional service of music and readings by candlelight, progressing from darkness to light.

Congregants are required to be seated by 17.20 for a prompt start to the service at 17.30. The duration of the service is approximately 90 minutes and admissions and exits during the service can only be facilitated while hymns are being sung to avoid disruption.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after the service.

Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite from the end of October.

Tuesday 11 December - Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight

17.30, College Chapel

Traditionally, this has been a more informal event to which we welcome all members of the King's community. 

This is a chance to sing all your favourite Christmas carols - no tickets are required for this event, but in recent years it has been very full so come early to grab a good seat!

Friday 14 December - Concert - Handel's Messiah with the London Handel Orchestra

19.00, Strand Chapel

As part of our ongoing partnership with the London Handel Festival, the Choir of King's College London will be performing Handel's Messiah on Friday 14th December, at 7pm, in the beautiful surroundings of the College Chapel. We will be joined by the London Handel Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Fort, and the solos will be performed by our talented young choral scholars.

Tickets cost £25 for unreserved seating. Book your ticket here.

Saturday 2 February - Come and sing Spem in alium Workshop

12.45 (registration) for 13.00-15.00, Strand Chapel

Come and learn to sing Spem in alium with the Choir of King’s College London.

This is a rare opportunity to learn Thomas Tallis’s most popular work from the inside. Considered by many to be one of the greatest choral works of the sixteenth century, this forty-part motet really has to be experienced in person.

Buy your ticket here. Why not buy a ticket for a friend or family member and give the gift of music!

Afterwards, please join us at 6pm in the audience for the Choir’s annual performance of Spem in alium at the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, which will take place just a short distance from King’s at St Bartholomew the Great (a separate ticket for the Choir’s performance at the Brandenburg Festival will need to be purchased from:

Thursday 7 February - Sung Orthodox Vespers for Runciman Lecture

17.15, Strand Chapel

Tuesday 12 February - Ayin-i Serif Concert

19.00, Strand Chapel

This unique event springs from the simple idea of juxtaposing two religious musical masterpieces and allowing them to resonate in the same space. One of these is Christian: Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, from the early twentieth century. The other is Islamic: Abdülbaki Nasir Dede's Acem Buselik Ayin-i Serif (Ayin), from the early eighteenth. One, Swiss, emerging from a Calvinist background. The other Ottoman Turkish, emerging from a Mevlevi background. The two works have been chosen for their beauty, and the intuition that they will resonate.

The Choir of King's College London, under the leadership of Joseph Fort, comes together this evening with Meydan Musiki, under the leadership of Harun Korkmaz, and in collaboration with Martin Stokes.

This is a free event, please register your interest to sign up. 

Wednesday 6 March - Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service

13.10, Strand Chapel

Friday 15 March - UNC / Choir of King's College London Concert

17.00, Strand Chapel

Members of the Music Department of the University of North Carolina and the Choir of King's College London will present the fruits of their week-long collaboration, including a performance of Schütz's 'Die sieben Worte'.

Admission is free, but registration required - register here.

Sunday 17 March - Barnes Music Festival Concert

20.30, St Mary's Barnes

Monday 25 March - Sung Eucharist at St Paul's Cathedral

17.00, St Paul's Cathedral

Tuesday 26 March - Passiontide Service

18.00, Strand Chapel

Thursday 25 April - London Handel Festival - Music for a Queen

7pm, Strand Chapel

Handel Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74

Handel ‘Utrecht’ Te Deum & Jubilate, HWV 278 & 279

Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne is 
a true fusion of styles – the English practice of odes for royal 
occasions, the structure of the German cantata, and the lyric 
writing of Italian opera. The Queen paid little attention to the work 
when Handel presented it to her in February 1713, but Handel’s 
Ode enjoys rather more royal approval now, its first movement 
forming the opening music of the 2018 wedding of the Duke and 
Duchess of Sussex. The Ode is paired with Handel’s Te Deum and 
Jubilate, also written in 1713 to celebrate the Peace of Utrecht.

TICKETS: £15 unreserved seating. Book here. (You may be taken to a calendar page where you will need to click on 'April' and find the 'Music for a Queen' listing on 25 April. Click on this listing and it should take you to the booking screen.)

Friday 10 May - Service of Thanksgiving

11.00, St George's RC Cathedral

Each year a Service of Thanksgiving is held to commemorate those who had donated their bodies for the benefit of medical education in the previous calendar year.  This is organised by the London Anatomy Office, on behalf of the London and South East Committee of Anatomists.  

Ushers and readers are provided by a teaching institution served by the London Anatomy Office on a rotational basis.  In 2018, ushers and readers will be provided by Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Wednesday 29 May - Anglican Baptism & Confirmation Service

13.10, Strand Chapel

Thursday 30 May - Ascension Day

09.15 - Singing on the Strand

09.30 - Eucharist service

It is our tradition to sing hymns outside the gates of King's on the Strand and then process to St Mary le Strand (opp. King's Strand Reception) for a Communion service. This is followed by breakfast in Covent Garden.

Saturday 8 June - KCL Alumni Weekend Concert

19.00, Strand Chapel

The main piece at the concert will be Gustav Holst’s ‘The Cloud Messenger’ (Chamber Version).

£20 standard tickets / £10 Alumni tickets - book your ticket here.



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