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The best of English choirs
The King’s Singers

from Schubert to The Beatles

Patrick Dunachie countertenor
Edward Button countertenor
Julian Gregory tenor
Christopher Bruerton baritone
Nick Ashby baritone
Jonathan Howard bass

Christine McVie, lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, revealed that Songbird came to her in just half an hour in the middle of the night, in 1976. As she had nothing to record it on, she had to stay up all night playing it until she managed to get it onto tape the next day.
The King’s Singers, an all-male choir founded in Cambridge in 1968 by singers trained at King’s College, dedicate their programme to the ephemeral beauty of bird flight and song. Rooted in the prestigious English tradition of a cappella singing, they offer a journey through a repertoire inspired by birdsong, ranging from the early XIX century to popular music. They have no instruments to enrich their tonal, dynamic and harmonic palette: the sounds and rhythms of two centuries of music are entrusted to their voices alone.

The event will be streamed starting from 25 June at 9 pm on ravennafestival.live

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