As director of music at King's College, Cambridge and chief conductor of the BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury is associated with two of Britain's most famous choirs.
He has led the Choir of King's College for the past 20 years and the BBC Singers
since 1995. Cleobury has also worked with leading symphony orchestras and periodinstrument ensembles across a broad band of repertoire from Gregorian chant to newly composed works. He has particularly championed contemporary music. At King's, Cleobury has commissioned a carol annually for A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, thereby refreshing this great tradition of English Christmas music.
One of the outstanding harpists of her generation, Alison Nicholls has won many
national and international awards including first prize at the 1994 World Harp Festival
Competition where she was unanimously awarded the Zabaleta Prize and Special Salvi
Award. Nicholls attended the Aspen Music School and the Juilliard School in New
York. She enjoys a diverse career from solo recitals and concertos to chamber and
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Part of a 600-year-old British choral tradition dating back to the reign of King Henry
VI, Choir of King's College is known to many Minnesota Public Radio listeners
from our exclusive U.S. broadcast of its signature Christmas Eve performance,
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Made up of 16 choristers, 14 choral scholars
and two organ scholars, the men and boys of the choir typically perform six days a week at King's College Chapel in Cambridge.