Thursday, October 19, 2006
The King's Singers
I've been a fan of The King's Singers since I was a kid, first seeing them on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where they made regular appearances during the 70's and 80's.
The vocal group was founded in 1965 by six choral scholars at King's College Cambridge. At first they called themselves Schola Cantorum Pro Musica Profana in Cantabridgiense. By 1968 they'd adopted the catchier name of The King's Singers. Over the past thirty years the lineup has changed, but the music they've made has remained strong. Well, except for a few pop-related mis-steps. But there's no better way to introduce your children to the joys of vocal music than through the vast catalog of The King's Singers...
They've sung German madrigals:
"Das G'läut Zu Speyer (The Bells of Speyer)"
"Home Sweet Home"
"There's Nae Luck About the House"
"Flight of the Bumblebee"
Gilbert & Sullivan:
The Beatles' "Honey Pie"
Queen's "Seaside Rendezvous"
"You Are The New Day"
Buy King's Singers CDs here
- Phil, at A Family Runs Through It
Posted by Idaho Dad at 12:50 AM