UW Cultural Programs Continues with World-Renowned King’s Singers
November 25, 2013 — Grammy award-winning a cappella ensemble the King’s Singers will continue the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs fall concert series with a holiday-themed performance Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.
Tickets cost $28 for the public and $24 for UW students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, visit www.uwyo.edu/finearts, or visit the Wyoming Union or Performing Arts Center box offices.
The six-member male ensemble was created in 1968 at King’s College, Cambridge, founded by King Henry IV. The current singers make up the group’s third generation that has maintained the original sound. The group’s extensive discography includes more than 150 recordings ranging from William Byrd to the Beatles, more than 200 commissioned works, 2 million published arrangements in circulation, and more than 120 international performances scheduled annually.
“The dense textures put in the hands of only six singers created an interesting paradox of thick against thin,” according to a New York Times review. “The high, soft tenor solos at the end, placed against a droning bass accompaniment, were haunting indeed.”
The singers’ studio album “Simple Gifts” earned them a Grammy award, and in June they were selected as one of only two vocal ensembles to join the Gramophone Hall of Fame.
“They have an elegance, charm and wit that seem to go along with that British accent,” says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. “This will be the seventh time we’ve presented them, but the first time in a holiday concert.”
For more information about the program, call (307) 766-5139 or email www.uwyo.edu/finearts/.
The King’s Singers will present a holiday-themed performance Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.