Project Description

Based at Windsor Castle, the members of The Queen’s Six make up half of the Lay Clerks of St George’s Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards, as they sing regularly for the Royal family at both private and state occasions. In 2018 this included the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, held in St George’s Chapel. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together in Chapel every day that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.

Individually, members of The Queen’s Six have appeared in many of the most prestigious vocal ensembles on the circuit, including The Tallis Scholars, Tenebrae and The Sixteen. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals and haunting folk songs to upbeat jazz and pop arrangements.

Latest recording projects include a CD of Christmas music, Lo, how a rose e’er blooming (originally released as the cover CD for BBC Music Magazine in 2015), and a self-produced disc of some of their much loved pop and jazz arrangements, The mood we’re in…. In September 2019, they released a new CD of British folk songs on the world-renowned Signum Classics label.

Recent and upcoming tours include the group’s first trips to Bermuda, New York City, Poland, Serbia and Estonia, and return trips to the USA and Germany.

 

 

 

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