David Hurley (singer)

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David Hurley
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David Hurley in 2019
BornAugust 1962
OccupationCountertenor, Music teacher[1]
OrganizationThe King's Singers (1990-2016)

David Hurley (born August 1962)[2] is a British countertenor who sang with The King's Singers[3] from 1990 to 2016.

Hurley was a chorister at Winchester Cathedral, and a choral scholar at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.[4] He became a mainstay in the British countertenor scene shortly after becoming a King's Singer. Hurley sang countertenor with the likes of Alastair Hume, Nigel Short, Robin Tyson and Timothy Wayne-Wright. As well as with these countertenors, he sang with Bob Chilcott, Paul Phoenix, Julian Gregory, Bruce Russell, Philip Lawson, Chris Bruerton, Christopher Gabbitas, Gabriel Crouch, Stephen Connolly and Jonathan Howard.

Hurley recorded, along with Tyson, Phoenix, Lawson, Gabbitas and Connolly, the 40-part piece Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis (2006), as well as the Grammy Award winning album "Simple Gifts" (2008).[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "David Hurley (Koorschool Delft)". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "David Hurley, countertenor". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "David Hurley (Counter-tenor) - Short Biography". Bach Cantatas. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The King's Singers' David Hurley: Final Performance with the Choir". www.thetabernaclechoir.org. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Spem in Alium". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Simple Gifts". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  7. ^ "The King's Singers". Retrieved 30 January 2019.