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 CD label VIVAT
launched in February 2013. The launch disc - TKC's 100th CD, and its largest disc in 15 years - went straight to number 1 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts.
You can buy or download this spectacular recording of ceremonial music by two of the greatest English composers, Stanford and Parry at VIVAT's website. Also available is an acclaimed new disc of Couperin Trois Leçons de Ténèbres. Vivat recordings are also available from all good CD stores - including Presto, Europa, MDT, Amazon - and the major online download platforms.
"A brilliant new disc from The King's Consort... it's thrilling stuff"
(Breakfast, BBC Radio 3)
"This is a simple 'must have'... what a great way to launch a new label"
(CD Review, BBC Radio 3)