The King’s Singers
Photo: Marco Borggreve
This year, as they celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, The King’s Singers are delighted to introduce their brand new United States-based charitable foundation: The King’s Singers Global Foundation*. Over the past five decades, the group has been proud to give educational workshops whilst touring and has also recently expanded into Summer Schools. The creation of this Foundation marks a new chapter in the group’s ability to share the joy we find in singing even more widely. It’s not just through more teaching that we want to do this, but through a wider variety of activities, all of which are designed to bring people together and enrich the world of music and the arts, for both musicians and non-musicians alike.
The scope of the Global Foundation is broad, reflecting the ambitions of the group to reach as wide an audience as possible, through many channels of engagement. The Foundation believes in engaging meaningfully with underserved communities and individuals by increasing their access to musical participation and education of the highest artistic merit. Our aim is to coach a new generation of performers, no matter their location or background, and to commission new vocal music from composers around the world. We are also determined to build bridges between art forms, particularly by developing links between technology and vocal music to highlight the power of singing together in today’s digital age. And that’s just the start of it.
With an advisory panel of world-renowned experts, six passionate King’s Singers, and a global reach, we believe The King’s Singers Global Foundation has the potential to enrich the lives of many people, both in the USA and around the world.
* The Foundation is an authorised 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation