The King's Consort is one of the world's leading period instrument orchestras and choirs. Founded 33 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 new classical CD label
TKC's new label VIVAT
launched in 2013. "I was glad",
Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry (
TKC's 100th CD) went straight to number 1 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts
and was a finalist in the 2013 Gramophone awards.
You can buy or download all VIVAT
recordings direct from us. Vivat recordings are also available from all good CD stores and from all the major online download platforms. VIVAT has international distribution in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK.
The next release (February 2014) will be "Your tuneful Voice", a glorious collection of Handel Oratorio Arias performed by countertenor Iestyn Davies with soprano Caqrolyn Sampson and The King's Consort.