What to expect
The King’s Singers celebrate the heroes of a cappella music, from William Byrd to György Ligeti and Gabriela Lena Frank, plundering the treasure chest of arrangements of pop, jazz and folk music that the group has created over the last 55 years.
Duration: around 70 minutes without a break
Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66
From William Byrd to Folk and Pop
Is it really 100 years since Walt Disney founded his film studios? The King’s Singers recall a century of likeable anti-heroes from animation films. 1923 was also the year in which György Ligeti, the Hungarian avant-garde music genius was born. His “Nonsense Madrigals” provide plenty of scope for British humour. In 2023 England commemorates William Byrd and Thomas Weelkes, two geniuses of Elizabethan music, who died 400 years ago. The King’s Singers touch on many other composers from that time, before, as ever, moving on to folk and pop music in the second half of the concert.