High Flight The King's Singers

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Label: Signum Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: The King's Singers

Composer: Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen (1943), Eric Whitacre

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  • Bob Chilcott (b. 1955):
  • 1Oculi Omnium02:23
  • Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943):
  • 2O Nata Lux04:12
  • Eric Whitacre (b. 1970):
  • 3Lux Aurumque03:42
  • Bob Chilcott: Even Such Is Time:
  • 4Even Such Is Time: I. Anyone lived in a pretty how town03:38
  • 5Even Such Is Time: II. A flower given to my daughter02:35
  • 6Even Such Is Time: III. Days01:56
  • 7Even Such Is Time: IV. Even Such Is Time02:53
  • Eric Whitacre:
  • 8Cloudburst07:48
  • Bob Chilcott:
  • 9High Flight05:48
  • Eric Whitacre:
  • 10This Marriage02:45
  • Morten Lauridsen:
  • 11O Magnum Mysterium06:33
  • Eric Whitacre:
  • 12Alone03:32
  • 13The Stolen Child08:50
  • Bob Chilcott:
  • 14A Thanksgiving03:32
  • Total Runtime01:00:07

Info for High Flight

A must-have for choral-aficionados everywhere that sees perhaps the world’s finest a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers join forces with The Concordia Choir – one of the USA’s best collegiate groups – to perform works by choral composers Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott and Morten Lauridsen.

One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, The King’s Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing the work of young and established composers, they remain consummate entertainers; a class-act with a delightfully British wit. From Gesualdo and György Ligeti to Michael Bublé, The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, the flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.

The Independent, one of the United Kingdom's main broadsheets, gave "High Flight" four out of five stars and the following review: In a choral-music marketplace crowded with countless versions of the same old baroque repertoire favourites of Bach, Monteverdi, etc, it's an intriguing pleasure to hear this anthology of modern works by talented modern choral composers Morten Lauridsen, former King's Singer Bob Chilcott, and the gifted Eric Whitacre, creator of the online 185-voice Virtual Choir version of his own "Lux Aurumque". That's included here in The King's Singers' more considered interpretation, alongside their witty version of Chilcott's settings of poems by cummings, Joyce, Larkin and Raleigh in "Even Such Is Time". But the standout is The Concordia Choir's rendition of Whitacre's "Cloudburst".

The King’s Singers
The Concordia Choir
René Clausen, conductor

The King's Singers
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers.

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.

In addition to performing to capacity audiences and creating highly regarded and much-loved recordings, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses around the world. In June 2017, the group will host their inaugural U.S. Summer School at DePauw University, Indiana and in July 2017 will return for their 3rd U.K. Summer School at Royal Holloway (part of the University of London) where they are also Ensemble in Residence. Among the work supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, A Carol for Christmas is a composition competition that seeks to encourage young and up-coming composers, giving the winners the chance for their piece to be performed in King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK).

Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group were honoured in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca. Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.

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