Photo: Tim Rawle


Of Choristers and King's is a lively and liberally illustrated talk by Gerald Peacocke, who for 16 years was Headmaster of King's College School, Cambridge. Gerald also held the ancient supervisory and teaching title of Master over the Choristers.

Of Choristers and King's includes an historical introduction to the chapel, choir, college and school; follows a typical year in the life of the choristers and other members of the King's College Choir, culminating in the world-famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve and all the fun of Christmastide at King's; and features colour slides and recorded musical excerpts.

Depending on requirements, the talk can focus on either history or the major events of the choir's year - Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas. It can be presented in English, German, Italian or French, and questions are encouraged. It is designed for universities, colleges, schools and clubs; historical, musical, church and other societies; and a wide range of general audiences wishing to learn more about one of the world's most renowned and foremost choirs.

Photographs front page: Gerald Peacocke with the choristers, by Robertson of Cambridge; statue of Henry VI in the Front Court, and the Chapel West front seen from the Backs on a snowy day, both by Tim Rawle.

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