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13th January 2014 - The Songmen at London A Cappella Festival 2014

It's just over a week until we return to King's Place for this year's London A Cappella Festival. There are still a handful of tickets available for our concert, which takes place on Friday 24th January at 6.30pm. To whet your appetite, here is what we will be singing in our hour-long concert:

Cantate Domino - Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
Silence and Sound - Ben Sawyer (b.1978)
Now is the Month of Maying - Thomas Morley (1557-1602)
It was a Lover and his Lass - John Rutter (b.1945)
Ye banks and braes - Trad. Scottish, arr. Ben Sawyer (b.1978)
Skye Boat Song - Trad. Scottish, arr. Ben Sawyer (b.1978)
A selection from 'Chansons Françaises' - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1. Margoton va t'a l'iau
2. Pilons l'orge
3. Clic, clac, dansez sabots
4. La belle sied au pied de la tour
5. Les Tisserands
Be Your Husband - Andy Stroud, arr. Ben Sawyer (b.1978)
Mr Bojangles - Jerry 'Jeff' Walker, arr. Guy Lewis (b.1979)
Crazy 'bout my baby - 'Fats' Waller, arr. Ben Sawyer (b.1978)
La guerre - Clément Janequin (1485-1558)

We look forward to seeing you there - don't miss out!


17th October 2013 - Back in the studio

This weekend, we return to the studio to record tracks for a new EP which will be released in the new year. This EP will feature all new arrangements by Ben alongside a couple of classics, including Be Your Husband.

Keep an eye on here for further information as it comes in.


27th September 2013 - London A Cappella Festival, January 2014

We are delighted to announce that we will be appearing at next January's London A Cappella Festival. Our concert will be on Friday 24th January at 6.30pm and you can buy tickets here.

Book early to avoid disappointment!


18th September 2013 - Songmen on Soundcloud

Along with Twitter and Facebook, you can now find us on Soundcloud.

We will share new live and studio recordings here so keep and eye out for further updates.


7th September 2013 - Amazing value for King's Place

Don't forget to book for our King's Place Festival concert. Tickets are only £4.50!


4th September 2013 - In Tune, Sardinia and King's Place

Yesterday we appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune to promote our trip to Sardinia, where we will be giving three concerts for the Concordia Vocis Festival. The concerts will be in Cagliari, Tortoli and Iglesias.

Following that, we have our appearance in the King's Place Festival - don't miss out on tickets: only £4.50!


24th August 2013 - Songmen International Masterclasses, Todi

After just a few days back in the UK, Ben and Nick head out to Italy to run the week of masterclasses. They will be staying in the town of Todi and working towards the final concert on Thursday with a varied group of singers from across Europe.

For information, click here.


7th August 2013 - Songmen on tour

Later today we embark on a concert tour of Germany and China. We start in Melsungen in central Germany before travelling to the far north and a third visit to Neustadt in Holstein. We are excited as we will be staying in Lubeck for one night before flying to China where we will also be celebrating Chris's birthday!

We are very excited about our ten days in China. We will be performing in Chengdu, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Xuzhou. This is largely unchartered territory for a cappella groups and we are thoroughly looking forward to singing to new audiences and exploring this new culture (new to us, anyway!).


6th August 2013 - Ben on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Ben went into the BBC studios on Gloucester to talk to Claire Carter about our forthcoming tour to Germany and China. You can listen to the interview here, which also includes a couple of tracks from our two albums.


29th July 2013 - 'Silence and Sound' on BBC Radio 3

Ben's 'Silence and Sound' from A Sacred Place was played as part of Petroc Trelawny's Radio 3 Breakfast Show. You will be able to listen again for the next week or so here from around 2 hours into the programme. The piece was played to help promote this week's Three Choirs Festival where we will be performing this evening.






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