Tuesday, 2008 January 22nd, 7 PM
Latvian National opera
THE KING’S SINGERS (vocal ensemble, Great Britain)
Program: music from Renaissance to contemporary
"The King's Singers …still unmatched for their musicality and sheer ability to entertain..."
For forty years the King's Singers have been delighting audiences around the world with their charm, wit, and incomparable musicianship.
From mediaeval to renaissance, romantic to contemporary, folk and pop, their repertoire is all encompassing. As well as performing in many of the world's major concert halls the list of venues at which they have appeared is equally diverse, including many European cathedrals, the Hollywood Bowl, Shea Stadium (home of the New York Mets), and Windsor Castle (a private concert for the Royal Family). They have joined forces with many famous orchestras, including the LSO, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and recently the Cincinnati Pops, with whom they have released a Beatles album on the Telarc label featuring arrangements by one of their original producers, George Martin. In addition there have been collaborations with many solo musicians, most notably Kiri te Kanawa, George Shearing, Evelyn Glennie, Dudley Moore, Emanuel Ax and even Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys. These have often resulted in recordings to add to the group's large discography of over 70 albums. Their collaboration with Signum Records has so far produced rave reviews for ‘King’s Singers Christmas’, and ‘Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday’. Future recording plans include a collaboration with the instrumental ensemble Sarband, a pop disc, a crossover album, and the group’s first DVD.