King's Singers appoint former Choral Scholar
World-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers have appointed former King's Choral Scholar Pat Dunachie as first counter-tenor. Pat will replace David Hurley in the six-man ensemble, who is leaving the group after more than 25 years.
The King's Singers were founded by six Choral Scholars at King's in 1968 and have since become one of the world's foremost vocal ensembles, described by The Times as "the superlative vocal sextet". The group's most recent visit to King's in December 2015 included a concert in King's College Chapel and a masterclass for the current Choral Scholars.
Pat wrote of his new appointment:
"I will be just a small part in an amazing tradition that has its roots in King's College Choir, stretching back to 1968 when the group was formed by six Choral Scholars. But nowadays members of the King's Singers can come from anywhere, so it's a particular pleasure, as a King's graduate, to be helping reinforce that special link.
"I learned so very much from my time as a Choral Scholar at King's, and without those experiences I certainly wouldn't be embarking now on this amazing adventure."