The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes the world’s leading vocal sextet, The King’s Singers
The ensemble was officially born in 1968 and recently celebrated its 50th birthday with a worldwide concert tour and triple album release. What really distinguished the group in its early years was its musical diversity. The King’s Singers were a weekly fixture on prime-time television, celebrating popular music never usually touched by choral ensembles. Since its foundation the group has consistently been welcomed on the world’s great stages throughout its history – from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Opera House in Sydney or New York’s Carnegie Hall. Two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and a place in Gramophone’s inaugural Hall of Fame sit among the numerous accolades bestowed upon the group.
‘The superlative vocal sextet’
‘The King’s Singers indeed possess a unique sound. Their vocal blend has the pristine sonority of an English boy choir, and chords seem to resonate from the bottom up, an effect known to King’s Singer aficionados as the pyramid of sound.’
THE BOSTON CLASSICAL REVIEW
‘Their vocal production was effortless, stylistically varied and beautifully blended.’