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Carol of the Bells – Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir

Posted on:  February 18th, 2017

We love this video of the amazingly talented Czech Philharmonic Children’s Choir’s recording of Carol of the Bells – take a look!


The King’s Singers in South Africa

Posted on:  February 13th, 2017

The King’s Singers are now over halfway through their tour in South Africa and have already made many memories through the workshops and concerts and the incredible hospitality they are receiving throughout.

Former KS have always shared fond memories of their South Africa tours. Unbelievably, the last trip was 20 years ago, so included none of the current group. Here is a rediscovered and rather wonderful image outside (what was at the time) the brand new Pretoria Opera House.

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The group continue to update Instagram (kingssingers), Facebook and Twitter (@kingssingers) with pictures, videos and stories from along the way.

Still to come:

7:30pm | 14 Feb 2017 | Bloemfontein
NG Church Universitas
7:30pm | 15 Feb 2017 | Cape Town
Hugo Lambrechts Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
7:30pm | 16 Feb 2017 | Stellenbosch


UK Summer School Gala Concert Tickets Now on Sale

Posted on:  February 2nd, 2017

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the UK Summer School Gala Concert – the culmination of a week of intense singing and musicianship training, Choral Evensong at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and the joy of singers uniting from across the globe. With polished performances from top-class students, there will also be a few KS classics. We hope to see you there.

Friday 21st July 2017 | 18:00
Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway University of London


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The Art of Concert Programming

Posted on:  January 26th, 2017

Each King’s Singers concert is the conclusion of a journey of meticulous planning. But how do they choose which pieces to perform, and in which order?

Johnny shares his 5 tips for successful programming in his new article in the Ensemble Hub, Programming a Concert.


Let’s hear it for the first-ever Durham Vocal Festival!

Posted on:  January 19th, 2017

The King’s Singers’ final concert in January 2017 takes place in the majestic surroundings of Durham Cathedral, and they would like to take the opportunity to applaud the team who have put together the Durham Vocal Festival to celebrate & support the incredibly vibrant choral scene in the North East.

The inaugural Durham Vocal Festival spans a week, with concerts and workshops covering a range of singing styles and genres. Amongst those performing are this year’s NYCGB Fellowship (an incredibly talented octet with whom we have had the pleasure to work with), award-winning local choirs, and – should you feel the inspiration take hold – you can perform yourself under leading British composer and conductor Will Todd in the Come and Sing event.

The group are honoured and thrilled to be amongst the festivities for our concert on Monday 30 January, and hope to see the cathedral buzzing with familiar and new faces.


King’s Singers Past and Present

Posted on:  January 10th, 2017

The King’s Singers will begin 2017 – the final year of their fifth decade – at a special event with almost all past and present King’s Singers in their spiritual home, King’s College Cambridge, to share stories and memories ahead of the KS 50th anniversary. As always, they’ll be sharing behind the scenes photos and videos on social media so head over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for exclusive content. 

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Interview with Thread MB

Posted on:  December 28th, 2016

The King’s Singers recently spoke to Thread MD about the origins of the KS and what they’re looking forward to in 2017.

So many genres of music today are branching out through the mixing of other genres of music (example. Rap with Country). Would and (are) you planning to do the same or will you remain pure to tradition?

We will always honour our heritage. Our choral landscape is so rich, there’s no way we can,  or would want to, ignore it. But we can also develop it by bringing together musicians from across the world of music. That’s how we don’t stagnate. And that’s how the most exciting feats of creativity will happen. We have a lot of this planned over the next few years, not just including different styles of classical music, but looking completely outside our normal choral world, to rap, pop, folk and even further afield.

Read the full interview on their website.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Posted on:  December 21st, 2016

As The King’s Singers break for Christmas following their tour of North America, they’ve shared with us one of their favourite tracks from their recent festive album – Christmas Songbook.


Presto interview – The King’s Singers at Christmas

Posted on:  December 13th, 2016

Earlier this month, Johnny Howard chatted to Presto Classical’s David Smith about all things Christmas – including The King’s Singers new album Christmas Songbook. You can read the full article on the Presto Classical website.


BBC Music Magazine Christmas 2016 issue

Posted on:  December 9th, 2016

The King’s Singers are excited to be the cover disc this Christmas 2016 edition of BBC Music Magazine. Hear festive tracks which we recorded in the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge in December 2015. The disc features tracks by Lassus, Byrd and Poulenc, a collection of Howells, along with some Christmas classics Jingle Bells and The Christmas Song.

The tracks are introduced on the BBC Music Magazine podcast, with extracts and background information, by deputy editor Jeremy Pound and editorial assistant Elinor Cooper.

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