The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge has established itself as one of the leading mixed-voice choirs in the UK. The Choir comprises around thirty Choral Scholars, all of whom are ordinarily undergraduates of the College.
Outside term the Choir enjoys a programme of high-profile performances and recordings. Under former Director of Music Richard Marlow, recent UK venues have included the South Bank and the Spitalfields Festival. This season's performances, under new Director of Music Stephen Layton, have included Britten's Ceremony of Carols and St Nicolas as part of Aldeburgh's commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Britten's death. Since then the Choir has performed Handel's Dettingen Te Deum with the Academy of Ancient Music in St John's, Smith Square and Trinity College Chapel, and Poulenc's Gloria with Britten Sinfonia in Norwich Cathedral. Both have been recorded for release on Hyperion next year.
The Choir has recorded some 40 CDs since the mid 1980s, with one recent release, Sweelinck's Cantiones Sacrae, named a Gramophone CD of the Year. Regular radio broadcasts include the BBC's annual broadcast from the College Chapel, of Choral Evensong or the Epiphany Carol Service. In addition to the Handel and Poulenc CDs, forthcoming recordings on Hyperion include a cappella works by Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski.
An ambitious programme of tours has taken the Choir to destinations including the USA, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Peru, as well as to many European cities. Future plans include Vierne's Messe Solennelle in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris this September, and tours to Poland, Canada, and Australia.