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Hailing from King's College in Cambridge, England, the King's College Choir} is one of the world's most respected choirs, originally founded in the 1440s by {%King Henry VI}. The choir is best known for their annual broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols}, which is heard over the radio all around the world. The choir has issued numerous recordings over the years on such major labels as EMI} and Decca} in England, and Capitol} and Polygram} in the United States; toured all over the globe; and has worked with many acclaimed soloists and orchestras: the Philharmonia}, the English Chamber Orchestra}, and the Academy of Ancient Music}, among others. In the late-20th century, the choir welcomed contemporary music into their repertoire, having commissioned works by Jonathan Dove}, Thomas Adès}, Richard Rodney Bennett}, Judith Bingham}, Diana Burrell}, John Casken}, Peter Maxwell Davies}, Stephen Dodgson}, Alexander Goehr}, Jonathan Harvey}, James MacMillan}, Nicholas Maw}, Arvo Pärt}, Stephen Paulus}, John Rutter}, Peter Sculthorpe}, Giles Swayne}, John Tavener}, and Judith Weir}. Stephen Cleobury}, who also serves as chief conductor of the BBC Singers} and has recorded collections of Bach}, Charles Ives}, Richard Strauss}, and Giles Swayne} with the troupe, directs the King's College Choir}. Some of the better-known releases over the years by the King's College Choir} include 1984's Oh Come All Ye Faithful} and 1998's King's Christmas Collection}. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

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