The King's Singers
Founded at King's College in Cambridge in 1968, The King's Singers are one of the world's most acclaimed vocal ensembles. Known for presenting diverse programs encompassing a wide range of repertoire, they have performed throughout North America in such prestigious venues as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; Washington's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; in the major halls of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco; and at major American music festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, the Hollywood Bowl, Wolf Trap, and Interlochen.
In addition to their countless a cappella recitals, the ensemble has appeared with the symphonies of Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Toronto, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and the New York, Boston, and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras. The ensemble is a perennial favorite of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with whom they performed as part of the Olympic Arts Festival at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Internationally, The King's Singers uphold a strong presence across the globe. The group has performed in the major halls of London, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Beirut, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mexico City. They have toured throughout Europe from Iceland to Turkey and have ventured as far abroad as South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
This extraordinary vocal ensemble is equally at home singing Renaissance madrigals, transcriptions of orchestral classics, folk music in various languages, and popular songs. The King's Singers have explored new music since their inception and continue to maintain this tradition. The 2007 release Landscape & Time featured five pieces they commissioned among the 11 tracks. Also, American composer Eric Whitacre has composed a piece for the combined voices of The King's Singers and the National Youth Choir, for the group's 40th anniversary year.
The official website: http://www.kingssingers.com