We are thrilled to be hosting our second USA Summer School in the beautiful surroundings of Princeton University, New Jersey. One of the finest academic institutions in the USA, Princeton has a strong reputation for excellence in choral music. We are particularly delighted that former King's Singer baritone, Gabriel Crouch (1996-2004), who is Princeton's Director of Choral Activities, will be adding his substantial expertise to this year's programme.
Open to both existing vocal ensembles and individuals (who will be sorted into new groups), the week-long course will feature intensive one-to-a-part singing led under the mentorship of The King's Singers. Alongside coaching sessions, we will also host a number of special events across the week, led by expert guests.
Previous summer school guests have included: John Rutter, Wallis Giunta, Bob Chilcott, Declan Costello, Eric Whitacre, Christopher Robinson and Stephen Darlington. Check this page and our social media for announcements of this year's line-up.
As well as plenty of opportunities to perform to each other throughout the week, there are also two public events, performing the Compline service alongside The King's Singers at Princeton University Chapel and a celebratory concert at the end of the week in the Richardson Auditorium.
The Summer School is a unique opportunity to learn the formula that has defined The King's Singers as one of the world's leading vocal ensembles for nearly 60 years – the art of listening, adapting and communicating in performance.