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The King's Singers

  • Special Appearances
  • Vocal Ensemble


The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works from a host of prominent contemporary composers, including Richard Rodney Bennett, Luciano Berio, Peter Maxwell Davies, György Ligeti, Steve Martland, Gian Carlo Menotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ned Rorem, John Rutter, Gunther Schuller, Toru Takemitsu, John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott, and Ivan Moody. The list of venues at which they have appeared is equally diverse, including cathedrals and palaces as well as in many of the world’s major concert halls.

The King’s SingersThey have joined forces with many famous orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra andChicago Symphony Orchestra and with chamber ensembles Concordia, Sarband, Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata. They also team up with distinguished soloists such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Emanuel Ax, George Shearing, Dame Evelyn Glennie, and even Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys. These collaborations have often resulted in recordings to add to the group’s discography of over 80 albums on the Signum Classics, BMG and EMI labels. Renowned for their commitment to blend, balance and intonation in their own performances, they are keen to pass on their knowledge through educational work. They conduct master-classes in many countries, and have for 10 years been Prince Consort Ensemble-in-Residence at the RoyalCollege of Music, London.