The King’s Singers are in the studio this week to record a new album of folksongs from around the world. Counter-tenor David Hurley writes:
“In our travels we have amassed a wonderful collection of folksongs and popular songs from numerous countries, many of which we use as encores when we visit. In many cases the choice of songs has been very difficult to make, given the tremendous wealth of material. The influences and sources are extraordinarily far-ranging, and each song has its own local characteristics. This has made the selection process somewhat arbitrary, but these songs represent our own personal favourites, which we hope you will also love. Too many of these songs sit in our library until our next visit to the country. Therefore we have decided to celebrate this varied collection by recording an album of Postcards from around the world. This will lead you on a tour of all the main territories that we regularly visit, from The Americas to Australasia, via Europe and Asia.”
The album will be released in Autumn this year, and the group will be performing the material live in concert.