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Bryn Terfel sings in the Chapel

Bryn Terfel

International opera star Bryn Terfel sings in a charity concert in the Chapel on Monday 1 February. Bryn is renowned for his charismatic performing style and the extraordinary breadth of his work.

He will be joined by King’s College Choir, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Cambridge University Music Society Chorus, and the men of King’s Voices (the College’s mixed choir). Stephen Cleobury will conduct.


The evening’s programme includes Faure’s Requiem, welsh folk songs, Mozart’s aria Io ti lascio, and excerpts from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah. In addition, the Philharmonia will play Mozart’s Symphony no. 29 and King’s College Choir will sing Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and Friends of King's, which supports the Chapel and work of the College. In addition, a donation has been made to the Bryn Terfel Foundation which supports artists in the early stages of their career.

The concert is in memory of Margaret, Lady Thomas and Andrew O’Neill, made possible by the generosity of Sir John Meurig Thomas, former fellow of King's and Master of Peterhouse College.

Educational projects

The College has organised two educational projects allied with this evening. On the morning of 1 February members of the Philharmonia Orchestra are running a workshop for children at Addenbrooke’s hospital. Music is shown to be beneficial to physical and mental health as well as providing an enjoyable and stimulating morning for children who are in hospital long term. John Lewis have generously agreed to sponsor this work.

In the afternoon, 12 specially selected teenaged boy singers from around the county will attend the rehearsal and have a chance to meet Bryn. These boys are already committed singers and we hope that this will be an inspiring afternoon for them.

Please note that the concert has now sold out

What a day - should be fun :)