Swimming Over London


Swimming Over London is a new studio?album of jazz?inspired hits and recent commissions performed by The King’s Singers, and is a follow up to their Grammy Award?winning crossover album Simple Gifts.

This album covers a huge range of pop and jazz?inspired influences – from old favourites (Nat King Cole’s Straighten up and fly right, Arlen & Gershwin’s It’s a New World and Hogey Carmichael’s Lazy Bones) to modern hits (Michael Bublé’s Home, Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours and Imogen Heaps Hide and Seek). Commissions especially for the album come from Bob Chilcott, Mia Makaroff, Ysaye M. Barnwell and Roger Treece.

A special King’s Singers arrangement of Mika’s By the time is also featured, inspired by their performance with him for the 2009 Mencap Little Noise sessions at the Union Chapel.

“They are always breathtakingly impressive in their vocal virtuosity, blend and pinpoint intonation.”
American Record Guide

“They are still unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain.”
The Times

“…a musical group of the very highest order.”

David Hurley countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright countertenor
Paul Phoenix tenor
Philip Lawson baritone
Christopher Gabbitas baritone
Stephen Connolly bass


What people are saying

“… beguiles with rich close harmony arrangements of jazz-inspired songs“

Classic FM Magazine, August 2010

The King’s Singers

Release date:24th May 2010
Order code:SIGCD192
Barcode: 635212019221

ClassicFM Magazine, August 2010

Stephen Connolly’s farewell disc beguiles with rich close harmony arrangements of jazz-inspired songs.

  1. Swimming over London – Bob Chilcott & Charles Bennett –
  2. I?m yours – Jason Mraz arr. Philip Lawson –
  3. Angel – Sarah McLachlan arr. Roger Treece –
  4. By the time – Mika (Michael Penniman) arr. Philip Lawson –
  5. September 15th / Keeper of the seasons – Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, lyrics: Don Rosler, arr. Roger Treece Roger Treece, add?l lyrics: Don Rosler & Linda Goldstein –
  6. It?s a new world – Harold Arlen & Ira Gershwin arr. Richard Rodney Bennett –
  7. Don?t let go – Ysaye M. Barnwell –
  8. Hide and seek – Imogen Heap arr. Christopher Gabbitas –
  9. Lazy bones / Up a lazy river – Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer & Sidney Arodin arr. Daryl Runswick –
  10. Andromeda – Mia Makaroff –
  11. Recipe for love – Harry Connick, Jr arr. Berty Rice –
  12. Silent love – Mia Makaroff –
  13. Straighten up and fly right – Nat King Cole & Irving Mills arr. Alexander L?Estrange –
  14. Home – Michael Bubl?, Amy Foster-Gillies & Alan Chang arr. Alexander L?Estrange –
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