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Kings College Choir in Seoul

The Choir of Kings College Cambridge

I’d be interested to hear if any Seoulites who happen to visit this site went to hear the King’s College Choir at the Seoul Arts Centre on Saturday. Not cheap, at up to 120,000 won per ticket.

Part of the magic of King’s is the acoustic of the chapel itself and the very English sound of the organ, and I’m not sure how a cathedral-style choir might sound in a drier concert hall acoustic. The organ problem was solved, reading between the lines of the SeoulSelection and KBS notices of the concert, by performing unaccompanied works or those requiring piano or harp accompaniment (the major work performed was Britten’s Ceremony of Carols)

I’m assuming the choir will soon be heading home (if it hasn’t already) for the usual Christmas Eve live broadcast from their own chapel of Nine Lessons & Carols.

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