Acclaimed worldwide, The King’s Singers have been synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance for 50 years. The British born performers are full of life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, and appeal to a vast international audience.
The King’s Singers were officially born on May 1st 1968, formed by six recently-graduated choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has never wavered from this formation since. 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 – as well as being ambassadors for musical excellence at numerous significant global events. The group is determined to spread the joy of ensemble singing, and leads workshops and residential courses all over the world each season. The world may have changed a lot in the fifty years since the original King’s Singers came together, but today’s group is still charged by the same lifeblood – one that wants to radiate the joy singing brings every day, and to give life to audiences with their virtuosity and vision for an exciting musical future.
Pre-performance speaker: Eric Stark at 6:45 PM in the Krannert Room.