On Saturday 26 Janaury, The King’s Singers performed at the world-renowned London A Cappella Festival, based at King’s Place. The group performed a programme specially designed for the Festival that ranged from works by Lassus to Petrassi and Sibelius to Drayton, ending with a set of close-harmony favourites that had been drawn from some of their most well-known repertoire, including Seaside Rendezvous and I’m a Train. To finish the evening, The King’s Singers took to the stage with the Swingle Singers for a joint encore of Bob Chilcott’s arrangement of Billy Joel’s And So It Goes.
The performance was reviewed by Richard Morrison from The Sunday Times, who said:
“The King’s Singers oozed class in a typical Lassus to Billy Joel set… the musical qualities they embody – pinpoint precision, total rapport, crisp diction, faultless tuning and a seemingly effortless ability to switch between different stylistic requirements – are so evident…” The full article is available online via The Times website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/music/classical/article3670517.ece