Trinity College Choir, Cambridge is comprised of around 35 choral scholars and two organ scholars, all of whom are undergraduates of the College. The College’s choral tradition dates back to the all-male choir of the fourteenth century, when former Chapel Royal choristers studied in King’s Hall, which later became part of Trinity College. Directors of Music have included Charles Villiers Stanford, Alan Gray, Raymond Leppard and Richard Marlow. Female voices were introduced in the 1980s by Richard Marlow, in a new departure for Cambridge choral music. Stephen Layton has been Director of Music since 2006.The Choir presents a vast sweep of sacred English choral music, from the great Tudors, Tallis and Byrd, through Restoration master Henry Purcell, to composers of more recent times. Threaded through this are pieces from the twentieth century northern European renaissance of choral music by Frank Martin, Rautavaara, Łukaszewski and Pärt.