The King’s Singers
Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 8:00 pm
With immaculate harmonies and a flawless blend, two-time GRAMMY winners and recent Gramophone Hall of Fame inductees The King’s Singers represent the “world standard in male a cappella singing” (The New Yorker). They have released over 150 albums and premiered over 200 new works since their founding in 1968. Their repertoire is far-reaching, with an emphasis on renaissance and twentieth-century choral music.
This program, Pater Noster, centers around one of the most ancient aspects of Christian worship, the Lord’s Prayer. For each phrase of the prayer, The King’s Singers perform a selection of works from different eras that find new ways of setting these deeply rooted words to music, from Byrd’s text-painting to Stravinsky’s hymn-like harmonies. Beginning and ending in plainsong, The King’s Singers trace a musical, religious, and literary path that includes works by Sch?tz, Purcell, and Bernstein.