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      The King's Singers' Christmas playlist

      In the final in our series, a cappella group the King’s Singers create a special festive playlist for us - from Bach to Bublé, from carols to Crosby.

      It’s no secret that Christmas is our favourite time of the year, not just because we get to spend time at home with our friends and families, but also because there’s so much music that we love to perform and to hear. This playlist is a just a snapshot of some of the music that really says Christmas to us. Though we can’t perform all of it ourselves - it’s not all totally suitable for an a cappella sextet - it’s music we’ve all grown up with - whether performing it in chapels and cathedrals or hearing it on the radio. The playlist follows the structure of a typical King’s Singers concert, starting with more classical repertoire and moving forward in time to popular music from the present day. It includes music by many of our favourite artists - some of which we’ve been privileged to sing with in our own pasts - ranging from traditional choral ensembles to current a cappella group and even to full-blown pop stars. We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we do, and would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

      David, Tim, Julian, Chris B, Chris G, Johnny – The King’s Singers

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      The month in arts: Mofo Sideshow, Sugar Mountain and Flickerfest

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