Colin Mason took over for Brian Kay in 1982. He had been working for two and a half years in a Lay Clerkship in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle where he combined chapel duties with freelance work. In 1987, Colin moved to Vienna where he lives with his lovely Austrian wife, Uli, whom he met when she was a member of the Wiener Blockfloten ensemble, with whom the King's Singers toured Europe in 1984. Colin converted himself into a high baritone and sings with a number of early music ensembles and the Vienna Radio Choir.

As Bob Chilcott relates, "He brought with him a deep knowledge of the early music repertoire and introduced the rest of the King's Singers to a whole area of music which we had never explored before." His influence resulted in two EMI recordings of works by Lassus, territory usually explored by specialist ensembles.

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