Combining perennial favourites with wonderful new discoveries, these immediately appealing pieces reflect the much-loved repertoire at the heart of a King's Singers programme, performed with the skill and flair that distinguishes the group as one of the world's most popular a cappella ensembles. Signum Records latest venture with The King's Singers, Romance du Soir, follows hot on the heels of a Live DVD and CD release of their 2008 performance at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall (SIGDVD005 and SIGCD150), and the 2008 Grammy-nominated album Simple Gifts (SIGCD121).
21st February 2009
“This sweetshop full of lollipops offers some favourites from the King's Singers' vast repertoire of melodious part songs, sung with their trademark lustrous tone and precise, yet unforced, clarity.”
“Here's a stunning display of unaccompanied part-singing by six consummate vocal artists. Sullivan's 'The Long Day Closes', beautifully shaped and shorn of sentimental Victorian accretions, draws the curtain down on an outstandingly successful recital.”
27th March 2009
“The balancing of voices, their almost-eerie technical perfection, their awareness of the relationship between text and harmony, their musical inquisitiveness and joyful unstuffiness... I could go on. It's a wonderful programme, and a disc I shall be returning to often.”
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