The King's Singers
The King's Singers © Andy StaplesArtist

„Sechs Stimmen zwischen Himmel und Erde“

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Biography

Patrick Dunachie, countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright, countertenor
Julian Gregory, tenor
Christopher Bruerton, baritone
Christopher Gabbitas, baritone
Jonathan Howard, bass

Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.


 

In addition to performing to capacity audiences and creating highly regarded and much-loved recordings, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses around the world. In June 2017, the group will host their inaugural U.S. Summer School at DePauw University, Indiana and in July 2017 will return for their 3rd U.K. Summer School at Royal Holloway (part of the University of London) where they are also Ensemble in Residence. Among the work supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, A Carol for Christmas is a composition competition that seeks to encourage young and up-coming composers, giving the winners the chance for their piece to be performed in King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK).

Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group were honoured in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca. Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

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Quotes

“Their vocal production was effortless, stylistically varied and beautifully blended.”

Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post, Washington DC, USA December 2014

“Makellose Stimmen, technische Brillanz, bei aller Leichtigkeit höchste Präzision. Sie sind Profis durch und durch, auf den großen Bühnen der Welt zuhause und auch 40 Jahre nach der Gründung in jetzt dritter Generation große Könner.Die musikalische Vielfalt und die traumwandlerische Sicherheit, mit der das sechsköpfige Ensemble intonations- und stilsicher durch verschiedene Epochen wandelt, sind verblüffend. [...] stets gelingt es, gesanglich höchstes Niveau mit humoristischer Präsentation zu verknüpfen.”

Saarbrücker Zeitung, jwo, 14.5.12

“Sechs Stimmen zwischen Himmel und Erde...”

Welt Online, Peter Krause, 28.07.11

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Discography

PostcardsA collection of folksongs and popular songs from numerous countries.Nov. 2014, Signum Classics, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Let it snowA winter-themed Album with the King's Singers and German oboist Albrecht Mayer.Nov. 2013, DG, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Great American SongbookUS-American songs of the swing era.Nov. 2013, Signum Classics, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Jean Richafort: RequiemRichafort: Requiem; motets and Chansons by Josquin, Gombert and AppenzellerApr. 2013, Signum Classics, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Pater NosterA Choral Reflection on The Lord's Prayer.Oct. 2012, Naxos, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
The Best of the King's SingersThe best and most popular songs of the King's Singers.Oct. 2012, Signum Classics, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Royal Rhymes & RoundsTo celebrate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, The King's Singers present a selection of works from the past 500 years written in honour of the great Monarchs of BritainJul. 2012, Signum Classic, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
High FlightThe King’s Singers join forces with The Concordia Choir to perform works by choral composers Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott and Morten LauridsenOct. 2011, Signum Classic, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
In This Quiet MomentFeatures favourites from The Salvation Army‘s rich tapestry of vocal music.Jan. 2011, SPS, CD, Available on: Amazon
Swimming Over LondonA collection of jazz inspired hits performed by The King’s Singers; and a follow up to their Grammy Award winning crossover album Simple Gifts.Jun. 2010, Signum Classics, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Romance du SoirThe disc includes works by Elgar, Schumann, Schubert and Saint-Saëns, as well as a new piece by popular American composer Libby LarsenMar. 2009, Signum Classic, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Simple GiftsGRAMMY award winning studio album of sixteen stunning arrangements of pop ballads, spirituals and folksongApr. 2008, Signum Classic, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy ThursdayPenitent church music written for the Matins Offices on the final three days of  Holy Week.May. 2004, Signum Classic, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon