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THE KING’S SINGERS | GOLD. GREAT MUSIC MUST SHINE


quartetto_milano_stagione_icona quartetto_milano_musica_da_camera_iconaTUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2018, ore 20.30 – Conservatorio “G. Verdi”

Programme notes

The King’s Singers
Gold. Great music must shine
Un ricco itinerario musicale per celebrare i 50 anni dei King’s Singers

Henry Ley – The Prayer of King Henry VI
Bob Chilcott – Oculi omnium
Juan Vasquez – Lagrimas de mi Consuelo
Orlando di Lasso – Dessus le marché d’Arras
Richard Rodney Bennet – The seasons of his mercies
Georges Auric – Quand tu dors près de moi (arr. Gordon Langford)
Gabriel Fauré – Le papillon et la fleur (arr. Goff Richards)
Peter Louis Van Dijk – Horizons
Canto tradizionale – Shenandoah (arr. Bob Chilcott)
Canto tradizionale – Lamorna (arr. Goff Richards)
Paul Patterson – Timepiece
Steve Martland – Poor Roger
Nico Muhly – To stand in this house
Songs in close harmony: proposte estemporanee degli esecutori

The King’s Singers’ appearances always bring surprises, even for the Quartetto’s audiences, which have heard them regularly since 1976. Founded in 1968 by six students at King’s College, Cambridge, the group quickly became one of the most popular a cappella ensembles, first in Great Britain and then around the world. The Singers’ seemingly infinite repertoire covers six centuries of music, from the Middle Ages to today, and they have performed in the world’s leading concert halls and cathedrals.
We are very familiar with the framework of the group’s programmes: there are early composers (usually Italian and English) together with modern ones (mainly English); references to specific times of the year (Christmas and Easter, autumn and winter); and, in conclusion, amusing and improvisatory contaminatii with pop-rock intrusions. The formula is always a winning one, and it has allowed the English group to preserve a unity of style and of intention that remains unaltered, notwithstanding the inevitable generational changes.

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