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Leicester Cathedral

2 Peacock Lane

Leicester

LE1 5FQ

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The King’s Men at Leicester Cathedral

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The King’s Men (formerly known as Collegium Regale and All the King’s Men) is the closeharmony group made-up of the Choral Scholars of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The Choir is of course most famous for its broadcasts of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and Carols from King’s on BBC Radio and TV, respectively, each Christmas; these broadcasts reach millions of people worldwide.

The King’s Men, however, functions as a separate entity from the main Choir, and is managed entirely by the members of the group. It sings throughout the year at many dinners, private parties and other events. Every year, generally at Easter or in the Summer, the group divides to tour the North and South of England. Recent engagements also have included singing as backing vocalists for the English rap artist Dizzee Rascal in London, and live on MTV at the BBC Electric Proms.

Developing on experience gained from the main Choir, The King’s Men has excelled in the performance and recording of early-Renaissance polyphony. Under its previous name, Collegium Regale, the group released two albums promoting little-known and underappreciated composers from the European Renaissance on the Signum Label, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. The 2006 recording of music by Orlando Lassus in particular was met with great critical acclaim, receiving five-star reviews from The Times and The Daily Telegraph — the latter also listing it in its top-ten albums of the year. The 2008 recording of music by Giaches de Wert, receiving its first performance since the late 16th century after having been transcribed by a member of the group, was similarly well received. More recently The King’s Men has released albums on King’s College Recordings. The first of these, After Hours, a mixture of pop and jazz-standards, drew high critical acclaim, reaching No. 1 in the iTunes specialist classical charts. This style of music is a particular favourite; ranging from Spirituals to Michael Jackson, these songs are almost always arranged by members of the group.

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Leicester Cathedral

2 Peacock Lane

Leicester

LE1 5FQ

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