Made up of students studying at Cambridge University, the Chapel Choir today continues the age-old tradition of maintaining chapel choirs in Cambridge, and Christ's has enjoyed a rich musical history since the college was founded in 1505.
The Chapel Choir was originally made up solely of male voices, the upper parts being sung by boy trebles. More recently, the choral sound has developed through "the quality of the female undergraduates who bring precision, sensitivity, and increasingly mature musicianship to the upper lines" (Church Times).
Today's choir is widely recognised as one of Cambridge's finest mixed-voice ensembles. Recent CD recordings and concert reviews stand as testament to its ability and broad repertoire. Members rehearse several times a week, becoming familiar with an extraordinarily broad repertoire ranging from complex renaissance polyphony to challenging contemporary works. The choir performs regularly in London and elsewhere in the country, and has recorded a large number of CDs, including most recently, 'Even Such Is Time', featuring music by Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, Kenneth Leighton, and William Walton. The choir also undertakes a major international tour each summer, most recently to Canada (2018), the west coast of America (2017), and Australia (2016); the concerts in Auckland come as part of a three-week tour of Singapore and New Zealand.