Singing and Choirs

Singing is important throughout the King's community and there are many opportunities for pupils to get involved. Individual lessons are available from our range of singing teachers who have various areas of expertise. Singing is equally popular with girls and boys, and various ensembles exist to enable pupils of all standards to take part. The chapel choir was the winner of the 'Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year' competition in 2007, and the choir now numbers 65 pupils. The choir sings at all the major services in the school year, at the weekly Eucharist, and also in other concerts throughout the year. In previous years the choir has recorded for BBC television and radio, and has sung in many prestigious venues including the Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many West Country cathedrals.

In addition to the main chapel choir there is a chamber choir for a smaller, more advanced group of singers to explore some different repertoire. A boys' a cappella vocal group has made many a dramatic appearance in recent concerts and is rehearsed by the members themselves, and a junior girls' choir has enjoyed some lighter vocal treats. School musicals, which are always very high quality productions, have opened up many opportunities for our singers, and recent productions such as Les Misérables, Guys and Dolls and The Wizard of Oz have given both soloists and chorus members a chance to contribute to some amazing nights.

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