To end the year, one of the best-known and respected small vocal ensembles in the world. What began tentatively with a few choral scholars from King's College, Cambridge (where their initial attempt at a name - Schola Cantorum pro Musica Profana in Cantabridgiense - seemed not to catch on!) they gave their debut concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1968 - as the King's Singers.
Since then, their total complement of just 19 different members has delighted audiences throughout the world with incomparable musicianship, charm and wit, and we welcome them here during their fortieth anniversary year. As the Times recently reported, they are ‘still unmatched for their musicality and sheer ability to entertain.'
Their programme, entitled ‘Romance du Soir' has been described as ‘a truly beautiful selection... perfectly shaped... a fun, memorable programme' and includes music by Saint-Saëns, Larson, Weelkes, Wilbye, Elgar and Schubert, plus a selection of Victorian love songs and chansons d'amour.
A perfect celebrity finale to a brilliant year.