King’s Music Department in the media

KCL Get the band back together

Studying Music at King’s means joining a department that is right in the heart of one of the world’s great cities for music – and where the people teaching you (not to mention some of your fellow students!) are regularly involved in high-profile musical events and cultural programming across London, the UK and internationally.

From a mass virtual performance and a new dance film to an award-winning Indian novelist, via medieval music in the British Museum and Italian opera in Cairo, see what members of the King’s Music Department have been up to recently!

  • Let’s Get the Band Back Together: Mass Virtual Performance feat. KCL music societies (as seen in picture above)
  • Opera scholar Dr Flora Willson presents an audio documentary on BBC Radio 3 about the Egyptian reception of Verdi’s opera Aida, on the 150th anniversary of its world premiere in Cairo
  • Cultural historian and Indian music expert Dr Katherine Schofield in conversation with the musician and novelist Amit Chaudhuri as part of the 2021 Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Ethnomusicologist Professor Martin Stokes performs with Oxford Maqam live at BBC Arabic
  • KCL choirListen to recent recordings made by the KCL Chapel Choir and Director of Performance Dr Joe Fort on their Spotify page
  • Medieval music expert Professor Emma Dillon and King’s Music PhD graduate Dr Katherine Emery present a lecture-recital on the musical world of Thomas Becket at the British Museum here
  • Composer Dr Ed Nesbit was featured in BBC Radio 3’s series of ‘Postcards from Composers’ commissioned and broadcast during the 2020 lockdown
  • ‘Rhapsody’ by King’s PhD composer Kristina Arakelyan was the soundtrack to CHRYSALIS: Korea, one of the ‘five best new dance films’ chosen by the Guardian.


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