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David Hurley (countertenor)

Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor)

Paul Phoenix (tenor)

Christopher Bruerton (baritone)

Christopher Gabbitas (baritone)

Jonathan Howard (bass)

 

 

 

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One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King's Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing, they are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.

During the 2013-2014 concert season, The King’s Singers perform across the globe in some of the world’s most famous venues. Their concert schedule will take them to the United States, Russia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Hungary and Poland.

Launched in autumn 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall (London), new studio recording and live performance project “Great American Songbook” includes seventeen brand new arrangements written specifically for the group by Alexander L’Estrange.

With a discography of over 150 recordings, The King’s Singers have garnered both awards and significant critical acclaim, including a Grammy® for their studio album “Simple Gifts” on Signum. In June 2013, the group’s contribution to classical recording was recognised when they were selected as one of only two vocal ensembles to join the Gramophone Hall of Fame, marking their influence and inspiration across the years. A new collaborative project sees the group work with oboist Albrecht Mayer for a disc of works on the theme of winter, released on Deutsche Grammophon. 

Deeply committed to new choral music, they have commissioned over 200 works from prominent contemporary composers and choral luminaries, including Whitacre, Richard Rodney Bennett, Berio, Maxwell Davies, Ligeti, Lukaszewski, Penderecki, Rutter, Takemitsu and Tavener. The group are committed to maintaining and developing the international choral canon by commissioning new works from both young and established composers, with the 2013-2014 season seeing new works from both James MacMillan and Joanna Marsh.

The King’s Singers have an extraordinary history of television appearances. A favourite of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, they performed with them for the Winter Olympics and appeared in their recent Christmas concert, which was broadcast on PBS across the US to a combined live audience of 80,000 and is available on DVD. Their televised performance at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London was awarded a Midem International Classical Award.

In addition to their sell-out concerts worldwide, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses, and by publishing prodigious quantities of sheet music: at present, they have over two million items in circulation through their publisher, Hal Leonard. Their arrangements are sung the world over by school and college choirs, and by ensembles both amateur and professional.  

 

 
 

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  • Composer, conductor and former King's Singer Bob Chilcott will be leading a come and sing event on 17 May in the beautiful UK town of Moreton-in-Marsh. We loved working with Bob at when he led a day for The King's Singers Foundation, and can guarantee that anyone who is able to join him on 17 May will have a blast! Check out the link below for further details: http://www.bobchilcott.com/images/Moreton%20Come%20and%20Sing%20final-2.pdfhttp://www.bobchilcott.com/images/Moreton%20Come%20and%20Sing%20final-2.pdfwww.bobchilcott.com read
  • And that's it! 4 weeks of Easter break for us now, after a stunning send-off last night from a great crowd in Heidelberg. Thanks to all who have made this term so special, from the team in the office to all who have promoted us and attended our concerts. KS out! read
  • We're delighted to see Paul's new life taking shape, and from August onwards he will be available for a variety of coaching formats through his new vehicle, Purple Vocals. The link below takes you to his website.Purple Vocals - Perform and Engage : Paul Phoenixwww.purplevocals.comPurple Vocals, led by Grammy Award-winning tenor, Paul Phoenix, provides vocal, ensemble & online coaching via Skype. Masterclasses, lectures, workshops, and career advice are all within the services offered. info@purplevocals.com read
  • We were thrilled to perform our MacMillan premiere to an appreciative audience in Perth. It's a great piece, and we're looking forward to programming it more next season in order that more audiences are able to enjoy it. Today is an odd day in that we fly to Heathrow but don't go home! After a two hour layover, we head to Germany ahead of this term's final concert - in Heidelberg, tomorrow evening. The programme includes some old Strauss arrangements taken from the group's 1980s recording, "An der schoenen, blauen Donau." read

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