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The King's Singers is this season’s Fan Taylor Memorial Concert.

The King's Singers are widely acclaimed for their charm and diverse repertoire which includes over 200 commissioned works from the world's leading composers. Additionally, The King's Singers have commissioned arrangements from a breadth of musical genres: jazz standards to pop chart hits, medieval motets to Renaissance madrigals, even encouraging young composers to write new scores.

The King's Singers were founded in 1968 at King's College in Cambridge, England and are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They continually wow audiences across the globe in over 125 concerts a year. The group has won two Grammy awards and have entered the Gramophone Hall of Fame for their vocal artistry and excellence. 

“Their vocal production was effortless, stylistically varied and beautifully blended.” - Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post

Detailed information about each member of The King's Singers can be found on their website.

The program is as follows:

THE FAMILY
The Prayer of King Henry VI | Henry Ley
We are* | Bob Chilcott

THE JOY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Lagrimas de mi Consuelo | Juan Vásquez
Dessus le marché d’Arras | Orlandus Lassus

THE NEWCOMER
Master of Music* | Toby Hession

THE BEAUTY OF THE ROMANTIC ERA
Die Nacht | Franz Schubert 
Abendlied | Josef Rheinberger

THE PHILOSOPHER
Handmade Proverbs | Toru Takemitsu

THE ROMANCE OF FOLKSONG
Shenandoah | Trad arr. Bob Chilcott
Lamorna | Trad arr. Goff Richards

THE ENTERTAINER
Quintessentially* | Joanna & Alexander L’Estrange

THE FIRECRACKER
Poor Roger |  Steve Martland

THE VISIONARY
To stand in this house* | Nico Muhly

THE PARTY BAG
Classic audience favorites and brand new surprises in their signature close-harmony style from the lighter side of The King's Singers' repertoire

* = New anniversary commission


 

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