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It’s 50 years since a group of six cloistered choral scholars from Cambridge stepped into the spotlight and introduced the world to The King’s Singers. They were, pretty much, an overnight sensation: hit albums followed, along with numerous TV appearances, international tours, global fame. The line-up has changed only very gradually over the years – to have sung with the King’s Singers remains a very exclusive club.
The current group is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year with some special concerts (including one at King’s College, Cambridge where the original grouped formed in the 1960s) and a special album showcasing their trademark mix of high classical and popular hits.
We asked them to share the secret of their choral success. So here – exclusively for Radio 3 – are the King’s Singers’ top tips for making your voices sparkle as much as theirs.
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