A wonderful evening with the Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble, who perform songs inspired by birds written across 500 years, taking in Schubert, Ravel, the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac along the way.

For more than 50 years the King's Singers have set the gold standard for unaccompanied close-harmony singing. Here they sing pieces by artists ranging from the 16th-century composer Clement Janequin to Ligeti, Queen and Laura Mvula in a programme inspired by the magic of birdsong and flight.


Fleetwood Mac arr. Nicholas Ashby:
Songbird
The Beatles arr. Daryl Runswick:
Blackbird
Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott:
She’s like the swallow
Ligeti:
The cuckoo and the pear tree
Huw Watkins:
The Phoenix and the Turtle
Schubert:
Flucht
Ravel:
Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis
Poulenc:
Pilons l’orge
Clément Janequin:
Le chant des oiseaux
Edward Johnson:
Come, blessed bird
Jacques Arcaldet:
Il bianco e dolce cigno
Pierre Passereau:
Il est bel et bon
Malcolm Williamson:
The Musicians of Bremen
Beth Orton arr. Christopher Bruerton:
Call me the breeze
Laura Mvula arr. Eric Whitacre:
Father Father
Queen arr. Nicholas Ashby:
Good old-fashioned lover boy

With thanks to Suffolk Secrets for their generous support of this concert.

What hits you first and leaves you last is the astonishing, exhilarating musicianship of these singers

Gramaphone


This event is part of Summer at Snape.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 17 May and runs until Sunday 5 June. Find out how you can support our work by becoming a member, and enjoy priority booking.

Priority Booking for members:
Chairman's Circle: from Tuesday 17 May, Sky Members: from Thursday 19 May, Reed Members: from Saturday 21 May, Marsh Members: from Monday 23 May 2022, Water Members: from Wednesday 25 May 2022, Friends and Young Friends: from Friday 27 May 2022, Introductory Members: from Thursday 2 June 2022.

General booking opens Monday 6 June.

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