Live From London Summer - A New Day
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A New Day takes a refreshing and optimistic look at the passing of time, focussing on the opportunities that emerge with each new dawn. From Greek mythology heralding the arrival of springtime, to tales of youthful adventure and night-time rebellion, this programme celebrates some of the extraordinary heights to which humanity has soared.
With music spanning from Renaissance Italy and England, through 19th Century France and reaching the present day, including works by Striggio, Saint-Saëns, Harold Arlen and Jacob Collier, A New Day shows the full spectrum of the group’s repertoire including classic arrangements of The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
The concert also offers viewers the rare opportunity to hear The King’s Singers and VOCES8 performing together including Bob Chilcott’s High Flight, written for The King’s Singers’ 40th anniversary, and this collaboration looks forward with positivity to a new day dawning on the world.
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The King's Singers
The King’s Singers were officially born on May 1st 1968, formed by six recently-graduated choral scholars 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. What really distinguished the group in its early years was its musical diversity. The King’s Singers were a weekly fixture on prime-time television, celebrating popular music never usually touched by choral ensembles, and their unique British charm, combined with their musical craft, captured audiences’ hearts the world over. The group has consistently been welcomed on the world’s great stages throughout its history – from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Opera House in Sydney or New York’s Carnegie Hall – as well as being ambassadors for musical excellence at numerous significant global events. Two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame sit among the numerous accolades bestowed upon the group. This love of diversity has always fuelled The King’s Singers’ commitment to creating new music. A panoply of commissioned works by many of the supreme composers of our times – including Sir John Tavener, Toru Takemitsu, John Rutter, Luciano Berio, Nico Muhly, György Ligeti and Eric Whitacre – sits alongside countless bespoke arrangements in the group’s extensive repertoire. The group is determined to spread the joy of ensemble singing, and leads workshops and residential courses all over the world each season. The world may have changed a lot in the fifty years since the original King’s Singers came together, but today’s group is still charged by the same lifeblood – one that wants to radiate the joy singing brings every day, and to give life to audiences with their virtuosity and vision for an exciting musical future.
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The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble's performance and education ethos.
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