Stephen Connolly

From 1987 – 2010, Stephen sang Bass and co-directed the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble The King's Singers.


In addition to performing in excess of 120 concerts each year for almost a quarter of a century, he has made frequent appearances around the world. He has recorded extensively with EMI, BMG Records, Signum Records and Sony, collecting many awards - including three Grammy nominations and a Grammy.

Following his 23 years with The King's Singers, he spent 6 years as Head of Vocal Studies at The Cheltenham Ladies' College.

He is a regular guest in masterclasses at the Leipzig International A Cappella Festival and Competition, where he also often appears as President of the Jury. He is a regular adjudicator for the prestigious European Grand Prix competition for Choral Singing, as well as the BBC Choir of the Year competition in the UK.

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​After singing in The King's Singers for over two decades, in 2008 Stephen formed his International A Cappella School (IAS) to share his knowledge and passion for a cappella music. IAS provides an opportunity for choral singers (whether as individuals or as members of existing choirs/vocal groups) to attend  an  annual residential IAS Summer Course in the UK, where singers can immerse themselves in a specially selected and diverse choral repertoire.

Throughout the year, Stephen is also invited to run tailor-made IAS Workshops around the world, coaching choirs and vocal groups on their own repertoire.

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