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Starts at 8:00 pm on Monday, 11 June 2012
“The opening set of Tudor madrigals was heavenly; the refinement and blend of the men's ensemble mesmerised”. (William Dart, NZ Herald)
Tonight we are broadcasting the Auckland concert of one world's most celebrated ensembles when they visited the city earlier this year. The King's Singers, David Hurley, Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenors), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas (baritones), Jonathan Howard (bass) have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. They champion the work of both young and established composers and, whether singing Tomkins or Takemitsu they are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.
This year The King’s Singers have been performing across the globe in some of the world’s most famous concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie. Their concert schedule is taking them not only to Australia and New Zealand but also Europe, the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Finland.
Always deeply committed to new choral music, they have commissioned more than 200 works from prominent contemporary composers, including Richard Rodney Bennett, Berio, Maxwell Davies, Ligeti, Lukaszewski, Penderecki, Rutter, Takemitsu and Tavener. Their latest album, High Flight, includes works commissioned by The King’s Singers from Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott. In addition to their sell-out concerts worldwide, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses, and by publishing prodigious quantities of sheet music: they have over
The programme includes a variety of songs from Byrd, Weelkes and Wilbye to George Gershwin, Lennon-McCartney and Dave Dobbyn.
(Source: King’s Singers Official Website)
This concert was recorded in the Auckland Town Hall by Radio New Zealand
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