King's Voices

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King's Voices is the mixed-voice chapel choir of King's College, Cambridge.

It was founded in October 1997 under the direction of John Butt (musician) primarily to give female students of the college the opportunity to sing in the chapel, because the main chapel choir is all-male. Most of the choir members are King's College students, though some are other members of the university.

King's Voices sings evensong on Mondays in term-time, when the main choir has its day off. It also participates in concerts and services in and out of Cambridge, such as in Ely Cathedral and St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and also goes on annual foreign tours. In recent years, these have included Venice (2002), Paris (2003) (including concert performances at Notre Dame and La Madeleine), Amsterdam (2004), Brussels (2005), Rome (2006), Dublin (2007), Copenhagen (2008), Barcelona (2009), Bologna (2010), Malta (2011), Ariège & Toulouse (2012), and Berlin (2013).

Butt was director until 2001; the choir's next director was Simon Brown, who is also director of music at King's College Choir School, and a former choral scholar in the main chapel choir. Ben Parry, another formal choral scholar, took up the post in 2013.

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