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Brian Kay

voc, *1944 GB
Singer / Musician / Conductor of Classical and Pop
A.k.a. Brian Christopher Kay

Brian Christopher Kay (born 12 May 1944) is an English radio presenter, conductor and singer. He is well known as the bass in the King's Singers during the group's formative years from 1968 until 1982, and as such is to be heard on many of their 1970s LP recordings. He was also the voice of Papageno in the film Amadeus and the lowest frog in the Paul McCartney song We All Stand Together (The Frog's Chorus).He is a Patron of Bampton Classical Opera and President of The English Arts Chorale and of the Harrogate Choral Society.Brian is the Vice President of the Royal School of Church Music

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Bass
Genres
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • World
  • Folk
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Traditional: Good King Wenceslas (Tune based on a 13th-Century Spring Carol) on The Best Carols in the World...Ever! by Various Artists
The Crucifixion: Hymn. The Adoration of the Crucified on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers
The Crucifixion: Chorus. God so loved the world on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers
Hopkins Jr., John Henry: We Three Kings, "We Three Kings of Orient Are" (Christmas Carol) on The Best Carols in the World...Ever! by Various Artists
The Crucifixion: Processional to Calvary. Fling wide the Gates! For the Saviour waits (Tenor, Chorus) on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers
Bryd One Breere on Three Ravens: The Folk Song Tradition of Albion by Brian Kay
The Crucifixion: Recitative. And they came to a place named Gethsemane (Tenor) on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers
Taksim on Sephardic Journey by Apollo's Fire & Jeannette Sorrell
The Crucifixion: The Agony. Could ye not watch with Me one brief hour? (Bass, Chorus) - Recitative. And they laid their hands on Him (Tenor, Bass) on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers
The Crucifixion: Hymn. The Mystery of the divine Humiliation on Stainer: The Crucifixion by John Stainer, Brian Kay, Martyn Hill, Michael George, Margaret Philips, BBC Singers & Leith Hill Festival Singers

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Christmas Carols Ancient And ModernBBC Singers, Brian Kay, Richard Pearce1999Compil.
Brian Kay's Sunday MorningBrian Kay1995Compil.
Hurry To Bethlehem: The Christmas Music Of John RutterJohn Rutter Conducts The Cambridge Singers And City Of London Sinfonia With Brian Kay1985Album
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