The King’s Consort
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1980
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The King’s Consort

The King’s Consort Biography (Wikipedia)

The King's Consort is a prominent British period music orchestra founded in 1980 by the English conductor and harpsichordist Robert King (b. 1960, Wombourne). The ensemble has an associated choral group, Choir of The King's Consort. Together, they have made over 90 recordings, largely on the Hyperion label, and sold over 1,000,000 discs. The orchestra performs concert seasons in the UK and tours internationally.

Their repertoire is primarily from the baroque and early classical periods but has also included late 19th century repertoire as well as contemporary commissions by Michael Finnissy and, more recently, Michael Berkeley and includes recordings and live performances of opera and instrumental music. The ensemble's main performing base has been in London's Wigmore Hall from 1987, and the larger Cadogan Hall for performances that required both the orchestra and the choir. The King's Consort have performed seven times at the BBC Proms including The Coronation of King George II a special programme to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (2002), Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (2004), Michael Haydn's Requiem Mass and Mozart's Coronation Mass (2006).

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The King’s Consort Tracks

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Robert King
Acis And Galatea (Sinfonia)
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Acis And Galatea (Sinfonia)
George Frideric Handel
Where'er You Walk
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Where'er You Walk
Henry Purcell
O, I'm sick of life, Z140
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O, I'm sick of life, Z140
George Frideric Handel
Ottone Act 1 Aria: Falsa immagine
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Ottone Act 1 Aria: Falsa immagine
The King’s Consort
Nunc Dimittis in C
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Nunc Dimittis in C
George Frideric Handel
Israel in Egypt (Part 1 - Exodus) - Overture
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Israel in Egypt (Part 1 - Exodus) - Overture
The King’s Consort
Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
George Frideric Handel
Water Music - Rigaudon and Country Dance 1 & 2
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Water Music - Rigaudon and Country Dance 1 & 2
George Frideric Handel
Mortals think that Time is Sleeping (The Triumph of Time and Truth)
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Mortals think that Time is Sleeping (The Triumph of Time and Truth)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Regina Coeli K.127
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Regina Coeli K.127
Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
George Frideric Handel
Israel in Egypt, HWV54: Part I: Aria: Und Frosche ohne Zahl bedeckten das Land
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Israel in Egypt, HWV54: Part I: Aria: Und Frosche ohne Zahl bedeckten das Land
George Frideric Handel
Deborah - oratorio - In the battle, fame pursuing
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Deborah - oratorio - In the battle, fame pursuing
Johann Sebastian Bach
Oboe D'Amore Concerto in A major
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Oboe D'Amore Concerto in A major
Michael Haydn
Requiem (excerpt)
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Requiem (excerpt)

Requiem (excerpt)

Choir
King's Consort Choristers
Director
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Laudate Dominum (Vespers K339)
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Laudate Dominum (Vespers K339)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Epistle Sonata in C major, K.336
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Epistle Sonata in C major, K.336
George Frideric Handel
Judas Maccabaeus - See the conquering hero comes
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Judas Maccabaeus - See the conquering hero comes
George Frideric Handel
Judas Maccabaeus: Sound an alarm!
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Judas Maccabaeus: Sound an alarm!
George Frideric Handel
Judas Maccabaeus: Oh Liberty
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Judas Maccabaeus: Oh Liberty
George Frideric Handel
Judas Maccabaeus: Overture
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Judas Maccabaeus: Overture
Andrea Gabrieli
Canzona 'La battaglia'
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Canzona 'La battaglia'
Henry Purcell
Ode: fly bold rebellion
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Ode: fly bold rebellion
Henry Purcell
Sound The Trumpet, Z323
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Sound The Trumpet, Z323
Antonio Vivaldi
Magnificat, RV610a
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Magnificat, RV610a

Magnificat, RV610a

Choir
Choristers and Choir of the King's Consort
Ensemble
The King's Consort
Director
Robert King
Last played on
George Frideric Handel
Eternal source of light divine from Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
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Eternal source of light divine from Birthday Ode for Queen Anne
Henry Purcell
My beloved spake (Z.28)
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My beloved spake (Z.28)

My beloved spake (Z.28)

Conductor
Robert King
Singer
James Bowman
Charles Daniels
Robert Evans
Michael George
George Frideric Handel
Up the dreadful steep ascending from Act 2 of Jephtha
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Up the dreadful steep ascending from Act 2 of Jephtha
Hubert Parry
I was glad vers. for chorus and orchestra
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I was glad vers. for chorus and orchestra
François Couperin
Troisieme leçon de ténèbres
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Troisieme leçon de ténèbres

Troisieme leçon de ténèbres

Singer
Carolyn Sampson
Marianne Kielland
Director
Robert King
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George Frideric Handel
Overture ([Grave] - Allegro - [Grave]) to Jephtha
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Overture ([Grave] - Allegro - [Grave]) to Jephtha
Gioachino Rossini
Petite Messe solonnelle: Kyrie; Crucifixus; Cum Sancto Spirito
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Petite Messe solonnelle: Kyrie; Crucifixus; Cum Sancto Spirito
George Frideric Handel
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
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Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
Emanuele d’Astorga
Stabat Mater
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Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

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Emanuele d’Astorga
Robert King
King's Consort Choir
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Henry Purcell
Of old when heroes thought it base Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
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Of old when heroes thought it base  Z.333 (The Yorkshire feast song)
George Frideric Handel
On the valleys, dark and cheerless from Act 2 of The Triumph of time and truth
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On the valleys, dark and cheerless from Act 2 of The Triumph of time and truth
George Frideric Handel
Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)
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Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)
George Frideric Handel
Sinfonia from Samson
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Sinfonia from Samson
George Frideric Handel
Zadok the priest, HWV 258
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Zadok the priest, HWV 258
Antonio Vivaldi
La Sena festeggiante - serenata RV.693
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La Sena festeggiante - serenata  RV.693
The King’s Consort
Magnificat in G minor RV.610a for SSSAT soli, 2 chors, 2 ob, str & bc
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Magnificat in G minor  RV.610a for SSSAT soli, 2 chors, 2 ob, str & bc
The King’s Consort
Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie RV.645
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Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie  RV.645
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2006: Prom 33
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Royal Albert Hall
2006-08-07T04:36:24
7
Aug
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 33

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2004: Prom 61
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Royal Albert Hall
2004-08-31T04:36:24
31
Aug
2004

Proms 2004: Prom 61

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2002: Prom 32 - Coronation of King George II
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Royal Albert Hall
2002-08-13T04:36:24
13
Aug
2002

Proms 2002: Prom 32 - Coronation of King George II

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1998: Prom 19 - Lo Sposalizio - The Wedding of Venice to the Sea
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-07-31T04:36:24
31
Jul
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 19 - Lo Sposalizio - The Wedding of Venice to the Sea

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 12
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-07-30T04:36:24
30
Jul
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 12

Royal Albert Hall

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