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King's Singers

Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the pre-concert talk for this show has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you enjoy the concert.


To mark the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, The King’s Singers have created a lively programme of secular music from the reigns of some of the Queen’s more colourful forebears, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Victoria. Henry was a man of many parts, some more attractive than others. Amongst other accomplishments he was noted as a fine musician, and many musical works have been ascribed to him. Music played an important role in the courts of all 16th Century English monarchs, and musical puzzles and rounds were very popular during the reign of Henry’s daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. Rounds come in many different forms, sacred and profane. The development of the madrigal form in Italy, soon copied around Europe, provided a more sophisticated musical entertainment. During the reign of Queen Victoria the popularity of part song singing grew, with composers finding inspiration in all aspects of life from the sublime to the ridiculous. The King’s Singers have commissioned Paul Drayton, the composer of one of the most requested pieces in the King’s Singers repertoire, Masterpiece, to write a new work. This amusing history will relate the sometimes precarious nature of the succession of England’s monarchs, from Alfred the Great onwards.

Tickets: £23.00, £20.50, £18.50, £14.50, £12.00

Senior Citizens and groups of 10+: £2 off

Pre-booked children and students: £10

Schools: £5 each, including a free programme (subject to availability)

Student Standby: £5 (Available one hour before the advertised performance start time in person only at the Box Office.

All tickets are inclusive of booking fee