The King’s Singers represent the gold standard of vocal groups worldwide. Alongside the peerless viols of Fretwork, they perform a programme filled with beauty, drama and storytelling.

Their newly launched award-winning album Tom + Will marks 400 years since the death of two of England’s greatest composers – Thomas Weelkes and William Byrd – and combines their witty, rebellious songs with new music by towering contemporary composers Roderick Williams and James MacMillan.

The King’s Singers
viol consort

About The King’s Singers
Snape Maltings’ regulars The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.

About Fretwork
In 2021, Fretwork celebrated 35 years of performing music old and new, and looks forward to a challenging and exciting future as the world’s leading consort of viols. In these last three and a half decades, they have explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made many critically-acclaimed classic recordings.

Fretwork viol consort standing outside school lockers


Listen to the album Tom & Will