The King's Singers
One of the world's most celebrated ensembles, The King's Singers have a packed schedule of
concerts, recordings, media, and mentoring that spans the globe. Championing the work of
both young and established composers, they are instantly recognizable for their spot-on
intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text, and incisive timing.
They are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.
During 2012, The King's Singers perform across the globe in some of the world's most
famous concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House and the Berlin Philharmonie. Their
concert schedule takes them to Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria,
Hungary, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, and Finland.
With a discography of more than 150 recordings, The King's Singers have garnered both
awards and significant critical acclaim, including a Grammy Award in 2009 for their studio
album Simple Gifts on Signum. Always deeply committed to new choral music,
they have commissioned more than 200 works from prominent contemporary composers, including
Richard Rodney Bennett, Luciano Berio, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, György Ligeti, Pawel
Łukaszewski, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Rutter, Toru Takemitsu, and John Tavener. Their
recent album High Flight includes works commissioned by The King's Singers
from Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott; it was recorded in the US with the renowned Concordia
Choir and released in the fall of 2011 on Signum. Other recent Signum releases include
Swimming Over London, combining some of the group's favorite selections with
new songs and arrangements; a world premiere recording of Pachelbel's Music for
Vespers with Charivari Agréable; and a DVD of Christmas repertoire released in
The King's Singers have an extraordinary history of television appearances. A favorite of
the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, they performed with that ensemble for the 2002 Winter Olympics
and appeared in its 2008 Christmas concert, which was broadcast on PBS across the US to a
combined live audience of 80,000 and is now available on DVD. Following their televised
performance at the 2008 BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall-also available on a DVD and
awarded a MIDEM Classical Award in January 2010-they have appeared on BBC
Breakfast and performed frequently on Songs of Praise.
There are more than two million pieces of sheet music published by The King's Singers in
circulation. Their arrangements are sung the world over by school and college choirs, and
by ensembles both amateur and professional.