The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, is one of the UK’s leading collegiate choirs.


    The twenty-­four singers and two organ scholars, under the direction of renowned organist and composer Matthew Martin perform a wide range of sacred and secular choral music spanning the centuries. Alongside fami­liar repertoire from the Anglican choral tradition and beyond, the choir performs much new music and has commissioned works by composers such as Francis Grier, Robin Holloway (a Fellow at Caius), Sir James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Julian Anderson and Cheryl Frances­-Hoad (a Caian).

    The Choir sings regular Chapel services during the University term and has a busy schedule of additional activities including concerts, recordings and BBC broadcasts. The Choir travels extensively abroad, performing at a variety of venues ranging from major concert halls to universities, cathedrals and churches in Europe, America and Asia, often in connection with other professional ensembles such as Northern Ireland Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

    The Choir’s recordings have often specialized in the re­-discovery of for­gotten choral repertories, including previously unpublished music from within the English choral tradition and beyond, as well as championing new music by British composers such as Judith Weir and Julian Anderson.