March 21, 2011 | Lauren Cunningham The King’s Singers: Music that Comes from the Heart Before appearing at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, the King’s Singers a cappella group met with music students in an informal setting to answer questions. Photo by Lauren Cunningham Copy Link Before their appearance at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on March 17, members of the King’s Singers a cappella group met with UConn music students in an informal setting where individual members answered questions from the audience. The King's Singers perform more than 120 concerts a year, many of them in the U.S. Countertenor David Hurley, standing, said one of the reason’s the group has gained audiences throughout the world is that their music ‘comes from the heart.’ Photos by Lauren Cunningham From left, David Hurley, Timothy Wayne-Wright, Paul Phoenix, Philip Lawson, Christopher Gabbitas, and Jonathan Howard blend their voices in a repertoire that includes everything from madrigals to modern day popular songs. The tradition of a cappella singing dates back many centuries and was originally grounded in religious music. Today, the term encompasses many different secular styles. Showing off their versatility, Hurley, Phoenix, Lawson, and Howard demonstrate four-part harmony as they perform Harry Connick Jr.’s 'Recipe for Love.' The King's Singers was originally formed in 1968 by six choral scholars at King’s College in Cambridge, England. Although the group is steeped in British choral tradition, the original members admit they have been influenced by the harmony of American pop singing groups from the late '60s.