Posted on 07/06/2013
The Choir of Royal Holloway is delighted to announce that it will be performing at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 15th June with the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers.
The King’s Singers are one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles who champion the work of both young and established composers. For this concert the King’s Singers will join forces with Gwilym Simcock (piano) and Malcolm Creese (double-bass) to pay tribute to two jazz and classical masters, Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing. The Choir of Royal Holloway will perform two pieces by Richard Rodney Bennett, including one written especially for the choir last year, not long before the composer’s death.
Born in England, both Bennett and Shearing achieved worldwide success and spent their later years living on either side of New York’s Central Park. Bennett was particularly noted for his versatility as a composer and was knighted in 1998 and Shearing who wrote over 300 compositions including the jazz classic, ‘Lullaby of Birdland’ was knighted in 2007.
Director of the Choir, Rupert Gough commented,
“We are very pleased to establish links with this distinguished vocal group and look forward to hosting the King’s Singers’ first ever summer school here on campus in July. “
Rupert Gough and choral scholars from the Choir of Royal Holloway will be working with the King’s Singers at the summer school, which runs from 22nd-26thJuly and is designed for experienced singers who enjoy performing a cappella music to enhance their choral and ensemble singing as well as developing performance skills.
Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm
The King’s Singers: Lullaby of Birdland
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18. Available from the box office: 020 77304500
More information available from: www.cadoganhall.com/event/the-kings-singers-130615/