Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
King's Singers

27 November 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

King's Singers Presented by Liszt Academy

Royal Blood

Henry VIII: Pastime with good companie
Byrd: Ne irascaris, Domine – Civitas sancti tui
Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, our Queen
Britten: Choral Dances from the Gloriana
Weelkes: As Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending
Tomkins: When David heard
Purcell: I was glad
Bennett: The seasons of his mercies


Greensleeves (transcription by Bob Chilcott)
Lamorna (transcription by Goff Richards)
The Oak and The Ash (transcription by Gordon Langford)
Bobby Shaftoe (transcription by Gordon Langford)

Patrick Dunachie (countertenor), Edward Button, Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Nicholas Ashby (bass-baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass)

Royal Blood – this ambiguous title places the Tudor age and its colourful rulers at the centre of attention in the King’s Singers’ concert. For instance, the larger-than-life and mercurial Henry VIII who besides his many other interests was also an accomplished composer. Then there is his (and of course Anne Boleyn’s) daughter, Elizabeth I, whose patronage of the arts and glorious reign were immortalized at the dawn of the next Elizabethan age by Benjamin Britten in his opera Gloriana in 1953. As well as Byrd and Tomkins works, a part of this opera is also performed at the concert. King’s Singers (founded: 1968) made their first guest appearance here in 1978, since when they feel Budapest is almost like coming home; the makeup of the ensemble may change, but the quality of their singing remains unchanged: unbelievably high.    

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 3 900, 4 900, 5 900