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Music by Henry VIII. (Pastime with good company) and William Byrd to Benjamin Britten and The Beatles
And finally: A selection of songs – to be announced during the concert – in The King’s Singers’ signature close-harmony style
50 years on, the King’s Singers are as spirited as ever. What six graduates of King’s College in Cambridge started in 1968 soon become a trademark: superb a cappella music in a classy English outfit. No member of the original line-up is part of the anniversary “Golden Tour” and yet the metamorphosis has been extremely successful. They once again strike up their “Greensleeves” in one voice and tell moving stories from Great Britain. Naturally, they sing about the Royals, the Tudors, the Windsors as well as the landscapes of England and – last but not least – the Beatles.
radio broadcast: July 23, 7.30 pm, Ö1