The King’s Singers: The Library, Volume 2

October 1, 2020, 9:00 am

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This is the second volume in the series “The Library” from the King’s Singers. The idea behind this series is to explore both the history, and the new horizons, of the ensemble’s close-harmony repertoire. Close-harmony is the part of their work for which they are best known, and their library of thousands of arrangements is one they’re determined to explore, maintain, and develop. The program is designed to celebrate some old favorites from the library alongside brand new arrangements and adaptations, created especially for these recordings. The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 by six choral scholars who had recently graduated from King’s College Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones, and a bass, and the group has never wavered from this formation since.