We’re excited to announce and introduce the successors to Tim and Chris G from January 2019: countertenor Edward Button (28) and bass-baritone Nick Ashby (31).
Edward, aged 28, was a choral scholar at Girton College, Cambridge and also an Alto Lay Clerk at King’s College Cambridge as well as a member of ‘Collegium Regale’ (now the ‘King’s Men’). Nick, aged 31, has been a professional singer since graduating from the University of York nearly a decade ago and has sung with many of the UK’s leading choirs including the Tallis Scholars and Stile Antico.
Commenting on their new posts, Edward, who first heard The King’s Singers when he was at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, said: “Our director of music suggested we go and listen to them rehearsing when they came to give a concert in St Mary’s Church, Warwick. They were amazing. I couldn’t possibly ever have imagined that I would be singing with them as part of the group one day. It’s flabbergasting really.”
Nick said: “My first memory of The King’s Singers is when we listened to tapes in the car with my parents. Even as a young kid they captivated me and registered in the back of my psyche. It’s a surreal dream to be able to join them.”
Tim, who joined in 2009, and Chris G, who joined in 2004, have chosen to leave the group on a high, at the end of this extraordinary year, to spend more time with their families. They will be performing with the group for the next 5 months, culminating in the Washington National Cathedral performance on the 22nd of December, so there is still plenty of time to catch them on the GOLD tour.
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