Choir member is King's Singers second alto
Edward Button, a member of King's College Choir between 2011-12, has been appointed as the second alto in the world-renowned vocal sextet The King's Singers. Edward joins another recent King's alto, Pat Dunachie, who was appointed as the first alto in 2016. Edward was also a member of the choral scholar close-harmony group The King's Men.
I am delighted to have been appointed to The King's Singers. It is a true honour to succeed Tim Wayne-Wright. My time in King's College Choir and the King's Men were instrumental to my musical development; without them I certainly would not have had the experience to enable a dream like this to come true. I would like to thank Stephen Cleobury and everyone at the College who supported me when I sang in the Choir.
Edward will begin shadowing the famous group in September this year, and will take over Timothy Wayne-Wright from January 2019.
The King's Singers was originally formed by six King's College Choral Scholars in 1968, and this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The group has seen 26 singers pass through its ranks to date. The group will return to the College in November for a second concert this year in the Chapel. A recording from their first concert – a performance of a new work by composer Nico Muhly, sung jointly with the Choir of King's College – is available to stream and download.