An ensemble that knows few musical boundaries, the King's Singers are universally regarded as one of the world's finest vocal ensembles. From Gesualdo to Bach to the Beatles, and as advocates for new music, the ensemble represents the highest and more engaging intersection of musicianship, entertainment and British wit.
Do a search on Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," and you'll find a long list of musicians who've performed and recorded the song, including Bob Dylan, k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright, Willie Nelson, Allison Crowe and Bon Jovi. It's easy to hear why it's a favorite for performers. A new arrangement recently recorded by the King's Singers brings out the song's mystery and magic.
Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is on the King's Singers "From the Heart" CD. Their recording, "Pachelbel Vespers," is the world premiere recording of the music Johann Pachelbel wrote for the Vespers service. Both recordings are on the Signum label. See and hear more, and meet the King's Singers on their website: www.kingssingers.com.
The music heard here is Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." (Signum 177).
The difference between Christmas "American Style" and the British Christmas tradition is completely night and day. In the US, the Christmas season starts the day after Halloween. In England, for performers like the King's Singers, it begins the day you're born.
The King's Singers continue to thrill, amuse and amaze concert goers before, during and after the holiday season. Hear more of their story and plenty of music on their website: http://www.kingssingers.com/.
The music heard here is "Coventry Carol" (EMI Classics #49909).