Choir member is King's Singers second alto

screenshot_2018-07-24_10

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.

news
All the recent news from King's College, from the latest cutting-edge research to announcements from the Chapel and Choir.

Similar Entries

ks-formal-portrait-3

World-renowned vocal sextet returns to King's in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

20201212-dsc_0188

The internationally renowned vocal group stepped in to join the choristers for the traditional Christmas celebration after adult members of the Choir tested positive for COVID-19.

emv_-_the_choir_of_kings_college_cambridge_-_photograph_by_jan_gates-19

Choir returns from a successful tour of North America

20160722-dsc_0394

The King's Men release a new album of love songs on the King's College record label.

Daniel Hyde will succeed Stephen Cleobury from October 2019.

cover_kgs0046_1500px

The College's own label supports new music with digital releases by Nico Muhly and Francis Grier.