News of The King's Singers

King's Singers News

Read our latest news, hear about recent events, CD releases and topical posts from the guys on tour and in the studio.

Would you like to become a Friend of The King’s Singers and receive information straight to your mailbox? Sign up here for FREE or check out VIP membership.

Our News Archive
 

Latest News

15 / 08 / 2014 - A Personal Connection

A message from Chris Gabbitas:

 

Since joining The King's Singers in 2004 I've been fortunate to sing in many of the world's great music venues, but the concerts that remain with me are always those where there is a clear personal connection. Whether it's family ties (my wife is from Kentucky so anything in that state is always special) or a particularly favourite venue (The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam takes some beating) some places rise above the every-day performance. 

 

I sang as a chorister in Rochester Cathedral from 1987-1992, under the direction of Barry Ferguson, but haven't sung in the Cathedral for nearly 20 years. The chance to return with The King's Singers and perform in the building where, for me, it all began, is something I've hoped for ever since I started in the group. Rochester has nurtured some amazing musicians over the centuries, since the choir school taught its first chorister back in 604 AD. 

 

It's always good to close the circle, and returning this year to perform on 26 September as part of the National Federation of Old Choristers' Associations will be a wonderful way to return. Every member of The King's Singers trained as a chorister in a cathedral or school choir, and we owe our success to the incredible foundation that the English Choral Tradition gives to the boys and girls who sing in our world-class choirs, across the country. Performing a concert for other old choristers seems appropriate! 

 

In addition, since moving out of London to the sleepy East Sussex village of Mayfield in 2011, I have worked to build up a relationship with my new neighbours and fellow village residents. An organisation that is much-loved by all is the Hospice in the Weald, and it is with great pleasure that The King's Singers will be performing in The church of St Dunstan in Mayfield, in aid of the Hospice, the day before our Rochester concert - on 25 September. 

 

Do joint us at one or both of these concerts, if you can!
Thursday 25 September - Mayfield - For tickets, please call +44 (01435 873 84801435 873 848
Friday 26 September - Rochester - Please visit the Rochester Cathedral website for more detailFree via Skype

 

Follow Us

Video Blogs



Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe

Latest on Facebook

  • Well, we've all arrived home and started to unpack the suitcases for the last time this season. They will be banished into the farthest recesses of our homes and not dusted off again until late September! We'll take our usual summer break from social media, so apart from the odd comment or post you'll hear no more from us until term starts again with rehearsals on 22 September. Have a great August, everyone! Thanks for your support of the KS this year, and please join us to welcome Julian to the group, at a concert next season. As ever, these are exciting times... :) read
  • A reflection from David about Paul's time in the group: http://kingssingers.com/2012/news.php?nid=434The King's Singers Official Sitewww.kingssingers.comWe are now resident at the wonderful Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, who we have visited twelve times in recent history. We have performed three concerts in exquisite churches in the North of Germany, where we shared a programme featuring Lassus, Mendelssohn and Scottish folksongs with the audien? read
  • Never trust a phone book! The number that we shared for booking tickets to our upcoming concert in Mayfield was incorrect. If you are able to join us on Thursday 25 September for Julian's first performance with us, please call +44 (0)1435 873848. We would be thrilled to see as many of you there as possible to welcome Julian to the group, read
  • As usual it's been an incredible week here in Lubeck at our masterclasses, working with some wonderful singers and relaxing in this beautiful city. Tonight is the showcase concert at the end of the course - and our last chance to sing with Paul, at the after-party. We hope to be back in Lubeck soon, and hope there are some new groups out there who would like to join us next time around. If you want to make music and make memories at the same time, this is the place to do it! read

Latest on Twitter

  • TICKETS are now available for our first concerts in our new line-up in Jules, in Mayfield and Rochester UK on Sept 25th and 26th!
  • What a joy to be on holiday! Love from London, Denmark, Kentucky, California, France, Slovenia and Oxford respectively!
  • Celebrating Shakespeare at the @3choirs Festival tomorrow at 3pm in Worcester Cathedral. Delighted to have Peter Nardone on piano.
  • So great to be back in Saint Galmier yesterday. Love Badoit. Just four concerts left to go this season. Starting with @3choirs on Thursday!
  • RT @gentsofjohns: Huge congratulations to Gent Jules Gregory, the newest member of @kingssingers !!