The King’s Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968 by six choral scholars who studied at King’s College, Cambridge.
The group’s unique British charm, combined with their musical craft, captured audiences’ hearts the world over. They enjoyed a weekly spot on primetime British television and were regulars on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show in the US.
Today’s group is charged by the same lifeblood – an artistic pedigree second to none and a concert and recording schedule that sees them give more than 125 concerts a year, mostly in Europe, the UK and the Far East, and release a steady stream of albums.
In 2009, the King’s Singers won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album for their CD, Simple Gifts, and a second Grammy in 2012 for Best Choral Performance on Eric Whitacre’s Light & Gold album for The Stolen Child, written specially for them by Whitacre.
The group has commissioned over 200 new works as well as arrangements from jazz standards to pop songs, collaborating with leading composers and arrangers all over the world including Sir John Taverner, Richard Rodney Bennett, Bob Chilcott and Stacey V Gibbs.
2018 marked the 50th Anniversary of The King’s Singers, an achievement marked by the release of GOLD, their biggest album to date.
In 2020, The King’s Singers embark on Finding Harmony, a movement incorporating concerts, a new album, masterclasses and a worldwide education programme to celebrate and reflect on moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes.
The group have a new charity, The King’s Singers Global Foundation, that will be at the heart of the Finding Harmony project.