King's College Cambridge comes to Knowsley this Christmas


The world-famous Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is coming to Prescot this Christmas as part of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture.

Members of the choir will sing in Prescot Parish Church on December 17, in one of only two performances outside Cambridge over the festive season – the other being at the Barbican in London.

The choir, led by its director of music Daniel Hyde, is best known for performing at the Carols From King’s which is broadcast on television on Christmas Eve.

And along with traditional carols on the programme at Prescot, there will also be audience participation.

King’s College was founded by Henry VI in 1441, and the college was granted land in Prescot which made King’s College the Lord of the Manor and the Rectory of Prescot. The college is still responsible for appointing vicars in the parish and Prescot shares the college’s crest.

Leader of Knowsley Council, Cllr Graham Morgan, said: “Prescot’s link to King’s College, Cambridge isn’t widely known – certainly not outside of the town itself. As part of our year as Borough of Culture, we wanted to make sure we could tell this fascinating story and celebrate this connection in some way.

“The Choir is known all over the world and it is wonderful to think they will come to Knowsley and create such a magical experience for us at Christmas.

“And what a way to bring a close to our fantastic year of culture for Knowsley.”

Christmas with Choir of King’s College Cambridge is at Prescot Parish Church on December 17 at 7.30pm. Tickets HERE