09 Apr 2015

Thursday 09 April 2015

King's College singers are set to star alongside one of Europe’s leading choirs.

King’s College’s premier choir ‘All The King’s Men’ and the King’s School Chapel Choir will open the Auckland concert of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland on Sunday, 3 May.

‘All The King’s Men’ is the College’s premier male-voice choir. It has been a finalist each year in the 'The Big Sing’ - New Zealand's secondary school's choir festival, gaining silver awards at each competition.

Denmark’s Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir is rated as one of the finest in Europe with prestigious journal Le Figaro placing them alongside the Vienna Boys Choir and King’s College Choir in Cambridge, England.

The 46-strong choir including 30 boys aged 13-16 years, performs at major state and royal occasions in Denmark, and featured at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in 2004, and at the christening of their children.

Like King’s College, Auckland’s King’s School has a proud tradition of music and singing and the King’s School Chapel Choir last year won ‘gold’ at the Auckland region Kids’ Sing competition.

The programme for the concert with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir includes Adiemus by Karl Jenkins performed by the combined King’s School Chapel Choir and All The King’s Men; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s well-known Pie Jesu (Arr. John Leavitt), performed by King’s School Chapel Choir; andSanctus from German Mass No. 2 by Franz Schubert, performed by All The King’s Men.

The Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir performance features the works of Carl Nielsen, Morten Lauridsen and Palestrina.

Director and conductor Ebbe Munk says the concerts will span the Renaissance to modern times – “from deep reflection to exuberant joy and eternal light. This is a celebration of sublime choral music”.

Tickets to the concert can be purchased via Ticketek.