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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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  • Here we are at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, performing three concerts and enjoying four days of masterclasses before the end of term. Tonight's concert is in the beautiful round church in Rellingen, one of our most beloved venues in this wonderful festival. The audience is already starting to fill it up, and we know we have three sold-out shows to look forward to. Worcester Cathedral was similarly beautiful, yesterday, but on a different scale! Such an enormous, stunning space. This is a great way to finish the season - wonderful music in streaming sunshine. read
  • Saint Galmier is somewhere we love to return to time and time again - and not least because it's the home of the wonderful Badoit spring water! Sadly we seem to go every 8-10 years or so, and we wish it were more often as the church is beautiful, the audience appreciative, and the food and wine excellent. Last night's concert and rehearsal were great fun, but also very useful to introduce Julian to our touring life. We sang for 10 minutes with Jules, at the end of the rehearsal, and what we heard and felt made us very excited for September and beyond. We have more time to work with him before our summer break, at the forthcoming concerts in Germany as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, so those of you who are coming to Paul's last few concerts may well get to meet his successor as well. read
  • Here's another review from our recent trip to Australia - this time about our show in Brisbane! http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/live-reviews/review-great-american-songbook-kings-singersReview: Great American Songbook (King's Singers)www.limelightmagazine.com.auTreat for the ears from venerable and meticulous English masters. read
  • Off we go to France, to sing in La Batie, near to Lyon. Julian is joining us so that we can start preparation for September. If you want to come along to show your support and meet our fantastic new tenor, we are singing in the East Sussex village of Mayfield on 25 September. This is a charity concert in aid of the Hospice in the Weald, which provides palliative care to those most in need in the South East of England. It's a wonderful cause to support. Tickets will be on sale from 1 August and you can check our website for details of how to purchase from that date. read

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  • 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 !!
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  • So proud of the @BarnsleyChoir for being Champions of the Popular Choral Music category in the Open Competition at the @WorldChoirGames.