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King's goes green
2 April 2013
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, famous around the
world in particular for its Christmas broadcasts, has announced that it is to
ditch the iconic red cassock in favour of new green vestments. In a statement,
director of music Stephen Cleobury confirmed the changes are related to new
music commissions for 2013: ‘Every year the Choir performs a number of new
commissions by some of the world's leading composers. The only trouble is that
modern performance directions can be very specific. This year's Christmas
broadcast composer has gone one step ahead of the pack and specified the colour
of the clothes to be worn during performance. I'm not sure what the Dean will
make of it.’
The surprise announcement from King’s was issued on April 1.
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