"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
|The Marlowe Theatre »||7:30 pm||Tuesday 15 May 2012|
|Ticket Price||Ticket Info||Ticket Link||£30 (Premier Seats), £25, £20, £15, £10, £5 (restricted view). Friends £2 off. Students half price.||Free to U16s when accompanied by a paying adult.||Ticket Link|
The King's Singers
One of the world's most celebrated vocal groups, The King's Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing the work of young and established composers, they remain consummate entertainers; a class-act with a delightfully British wit. From Gesualdo and György Ligeti to Michael Bublé, The King's Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, their flawless articulation of the text, and incisive timing. Tonight they will be performing some of their many new commissions and contemporary music from their repertoire: and a new work specially commissioned to celebrate the Queen's jubilee!
David Hurley - Countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright - Countertenor
Paul Phoenix - Tenor
Christopher Bruerton - Baritone
Christopher Gabbitas - Baritone
Jonathan Howard - Bass
|Peter Maxwell Davies:||Sea runes|
|John McCabe:||Scenes in America Deserta|
|Benjamin Britten:||Choral Dances from Gloriana|
|Paul Drayton||A Rough Guide to the Royal Succession|
|Various||'Royal' folk and pop songs (close harmony)|
Duration: 2hrs [inc. interval]
With a discography of well over 150 recordings The King’s Singers have garnered both awards and significant critical acclaim. Their studio album Simple Gifts on Signum was awarded a Grammy® in 2009. Swimming over London, a disc that aligns KS ‘favourites’ with new songs and arrangements was released in 2010, alongside a world premiere recording of Music for Vespers by Pachelbel with Charivari Agréable. While touring the USA in February 2010, The King’s Singers recorded an album with the renowned Concordia College Choir which included KS commissions by Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott and was released in autumn 2011. A DVD of Christmas repertoire was released for Christmas 2011.
The King’s Singers maintain a deep commitment to new choral music and have commissioned over 200 works from a host of prominent contemporary composers including Richard Rodney Bennett, Luciano Berio, Peter Maxwell Davies, György Ligeti, Gian Carlo Menotti, PaweÅ‚ ÅÂukaszewski Krzysztof Penderecki, Ned Rorem, John Rutter, Toru Takemitsu, and John Tavener.
The King’s Singers have an extraordinary history on television. A favourite of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with whom they performed as part of the Winter Olympics, they appeared on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas Concert to a combined live audience of 80,000 which was broadcast on PBS across the US and is available on DVD. Following their televised BBC Proms performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London (also available on DVD – awarded a Midem International Classical Award in January 2010) they have appeared on BBC Breakfast television and performed frequently on Songs of Praise.
In addition to their sold-out concerts worldwide, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and master classes. They have clocked up phenomenal sales of sheet music with over two million pieces of print in circulation with current publisher Hal Leonard. The King’s Singers’ arrangements are sung by schools, college choirs and amateur and professional ensembles the world over.