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 early 2013. The launch disc I was glad: Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry (
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 the first three recordings on VIVAT : I was glad
(VIVAT 101), an acclaimed disc of Couperin Trois Leçons de Ténèbres
(VIVAT 102) and the Allegri Quartet's new recording of Beethoven opus 18 (VIVAT 103). Released in September will be a major new recording, Monteverdi Heaven and Earth
. Vivat recordings are also available from all good CD stores - including Presto, Europa, MDT and Amazon - and all major online download platforms.