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8 December 2007 – Church of St. Ignatius Loyola – New York, NY

KS David Hurley
Robin Tyson
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Stephen Connolly
8 December 2007

17 February 1983 – Carnegie Hall – New York, NY

  Jeremy Jackman
Alastair Hume
Bill Ives
Anthony Holt
Simon Carrington
Colin Mason
  17 February 1983

The King’s Singers had the equipment to handle all this music. The intonation was almost eery in its trueness, the diction admirable, the ensemble textures polished to a high gleam. There was, indeed, a smoothness, which – while never quite degenerating into the slick – made one yearn for occasional friction, a few moments of rough attack or rawness, to interrupt our untroubled path along all this perfection.

14 June 2011 – Boston Early Music Festival

David Hurley
Timothy Wayne-Wright
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Jonathan Howard
  boston.com

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The King’s Singers have been around for over 40 years, the Boston Early Music Festival for 30, but it took until Tuesday to bring the two together. Though famous as free-range omnivores, crossing styles and genres, at the core of the Singers’ sound is Renaissance music, the basis of their BEMF debut.

15 June 2009 – Sheldonian Theatre – Oxford, UK

David Hurley
Timothy Wayne-Wright
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Stephen Connolly
15 June 2009

With a flawless blend and a balance of playful showmanship and sophisticated musicality that is, if anything, even more impressive live than on their many award-winning disks, the 6-piece ensemble are superstars to a man. (Or a counter-tenor, as the case may be…)

21 February 2009 – Birmingham, AL

  David Hurley
Timothy Wayne-Wright
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Stephen Connolly
  22 February 2009

At a concert at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, the Grammy-winning sextet gave an entertaining, at times hilarious account of the era through its street cries, tavern and hunting songs and personal intimacies. The program also reflected the British ensemble’ new directions — toward folk and popular music.

8 March 1988 – Ambassador Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA

  Jeremy Jackman
Alastair Hume
Bob Chilcott
Bruce Russell
Simon Carrington
Stephen Connolly
  Los Angeles Times

7 November 2004 – South Bend, IN

KS   David Hurley
Robin Tyson
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Stephen Connolly
  Observer Online

30 January, 2008 – Cadogan Hall, London

KS   David Hurley
Robin Tyson
Paul Phoenix
Philip Lawson
Chris Gabbitas
Stephen Connolly
  London Evening Standard

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