The King's Singers

Live at the BBC Proms (DVD)

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Format: DVD movie
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212000595
Catnr: SIGDVD 005
Release date: 01 December 2008
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212000595
Catalogue number
SIGDVD 005
Release date
01 December 2008
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The King's Singers celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a live BBC Proms performance from the Royal Albert Hall. This record demonstrates the skill, flair and versatility you would come to expect from a King's Singers performance, sampling the besrt from their vast repertoire. The King's Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world's elite classical performers.
Vlekkeloze live-opname met het beste uit het repertoire van The King’s Singers
The King’s Singers vierden hun veertigjarig jubileum met een uitvoering op de BBC Proms in de Royal Albert Hall. Deze live video-opname van het concert toont de bekwaamheid, flair en veelzijdigheid die luisteraars van een optreden van The King’s Singers verwachten, en bevat de beste werken uit hun omvangrijke repertoire. The King’s Singers hebben hun plaats op het toppunt van a capellazang behouden en maken deel uit van de elite van klassieke musici.

The King’s Singers over het programma: “De Proms van 2008 richtten zich op volksliederen, dus kozen we ervoor om met voorbeelden uit Frankrijk en Engeland te beginnen en te eindigen. (…) Wij werden verzocht het virtuoze La Guerre van Clément Janequin, wiens 450e sterfdag werd herdacht, uit te voeren, en voegden er enkele andere favoriete Franse madrigalen uit de Renaissance aan toe. Voor het vertegenwoordigen van een hedendaags opdrachtwerk hebben we gekozen voor John McCabe’s prachtige Scenes in America Deserta, een sfeervol stuk dat het 3000 man tellende publiek in zijn ban hield. Ten slotte kozen we voor Victoriaanse partsongs, die oorspronkelijk gezongen werden tijdens kleine bijeenkomsten. (…) Het zeer bijzondere concert werd afgesloten met de toegift The Long Day Closes. We hopen dat luisteraars ervan zullen genieten.”

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The King's Singers

Regularly performing in excess of 120 concerts every season complemented by recording and teaching, The King’s Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world’s elite classical performers. Since their debut concert in 1968 they have commissioned works from many well-known composers including Krzysztof Penderecki, Luciano Berio, Peter Maxwell Davies, Richard Rodney Bennett and Gyorgy Ligeti. With more than a dozen commissions since 2000, the latest works have come from John McCabe, Eric Whitacre, Ivan Moody and Michael Nyman. Concert venues range from cathedrals and palaces to most of the world’s major concert halls. They have joined forces with many orchestras and ensembles, including the Cincinnati and the New York Pops Orchestras, the LSO, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St Louis, Toronto and National Symphony Orchestras, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, His Majesty’s Sackbutts and Cornetts, Concordia, Sarband and L’Arpeggiata. They also broadcast regularly across all continents on both TV and Radio. Over the last four decades The King’s Singers have worked with distinguished musicians from Kiri te Kanawa to Dudley Moore. In recent years they have worked with Emanuel Ax, George Shearing, Christina Pluhar, Evelyn Glennie, and even Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys. These collaborations have often resulted in recordings to add to the group’s discography on Signum Classics, BMG and EMI labels. Renowned for their mastery of blend, balance and intonation, the group conducts masterclasses and workshops in many countries, and has for 10 years been Prince Consort Ensemble-inResidence at the Royal College of Music, London.

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