The King's Consort is one of the world's leading period instrument orchestras and choirs. Founded 34 years ago, its many CD recordings have won many prestigious international awards and sold more than 1,500,000 discs. On tour, The King's Consort has appeared in almost every European country, in Japan, Hong Kong, the Far East and North and South America. TKC appears both as a chamber ensemble, and as an orchestra, working with its highly acclaimed Choir of The King's Consort, who have also appeared on the sound tracks of Hollywood films.
TKC's repertoire ranges from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Most famed for its performances of baroque repertoire by Bach, Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi, and classical works by Haydn and Mozart, TKC also performs nineteenth and twentieth century music by Brahms, Britten, Gershwin, Kern, Mendelssohn, Parry, Rossini, Stanford and more. Contemporary composers who have written for TKC include Michael Finnissy and Michael Berkeley. TKC now records for the VIVAT label.
VIVAT - the classical CD label
TKC's label VIVAT
launched in 2013. "I was glad"
, Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry went straight to number 1 in the UK Classical Charts and was a finalist in the Gramophone Awards. Other acclaimed releases include Couperin "Trois Leçons de Ténèbres"
with Carolyn Sampson and Marianne Beate Kielland, Monteverdi "Heaven and Earth"
, Beethoven Quartets Op 18, Handel Arias with Iestyn Davies, and Purcell "Ten Sonatas in Four Parts"
. Due for release in October 2014 is Bach "The Six Cello Suites"
, performed by distinguished Dutch cellist, Viola de Hoog.
You can buy or download all VIVAT
recordings direct. Vivat recordings are also available from all good CD stores and from major online download platforms. VIVAT has distribution in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the USA, and the UK.