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The Voice of King`s

A Legend Reborn

Directed by Steven Benson Produced by Will Fraser

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The Voice of Kings
The Voice of Kings
The Voice of Kings
The Voice of Kings
Harrison & Sons; Harrison organ in King’s College Chapel, UK
The Harrison & Sons; Harrison organ in King’s College Chapel is, like the College Choir, famous the world over. The organ case with gilded pipework, which surmounts the 16th century screen, is a striking feature of nearly every depiction of the interior of the Chapel, while the instantly recognisable sounds of the instrument have become inextricably associated with those of the Choir. Many of today’s leading musicians have held the position of Organ Scholar at King’s. The organ fulfils an important role in the religious and musical life of the College while also serving as an educational resource; as such it supports all of the College’s statutory aspirations: ‘education, religion, learning and research’.
King’s College is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. The foundation stone for the chapel, King’s College Chapel, was laid in 1446. and the building was constructed in three stages over the next 100 years or so. Breathtaking is the sight of the filigree fan vault, it is the largest in the world. The originally preserved coloured church windows are also unique, The magnificent wood-carved rood screen from the Renaissance separates the nave from the choir. separates the nave from the choir and supports the unique organ. organ. The chapel is used as a church, but also for events of the College events and, of course, for concerts, as it is home to the famous Choir of King’s College.
The Voice of Kings
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, UK
The Voice of Kings
David Briggs
David Briggs is known for his unbridled virtuosity and his grandiose improvisations. From 1981-84 he was King’s College Cambridge and also studied with Jean Langlais in Paris until 1986. Here he often experienced the impressive improvisations of of Pierre Cochereau in Notre-Dame, which inspire him to this day. Briggs was the first British winner of the Tournemire Improvisation Prize in St. Albans in 1993. He now teaches himself at Cambridge University, is a frequent member of juries at international organ competitions and gives masterclasses in the USA and Europe. In the UK, Briggs has held positions at Hereford, Truto and Gloucester Cathedrals. Since 2003 he has lived mainly in North America. He is currently artist-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. With over 60 works for a variety of David Briggs is also a distinguished composer.

The Voice of King`s

A Legend Reborn

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