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King’s Singers Concert
March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $79 – $29
With “voices of spun gold” (BBC Music Magazine), The King’s Singers are masters of vocal harmony. These polished entertainers sing a mix of ancient and contemporary, classical and popular, all delivered with “pinpoint precision and total rapport” (The Times, UK).
In 1968, the original six King’s Singers came together through their shared love of singing and quickly became world renowned for their mesmerising performances. Celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary in 2018, The King’s Singers chart their journey through the music – a breath-taking repertoire that has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable.
On this rare visit to Sydney, performing on Saturday 3 March in the majestic surrounds of St Mary’s Cathedral, this charismatic ensemble will be joined by special guests the Choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral Choir – who will themselves be celebrating the 200th anniversary of their founding.
With a discography of over 150 recordings The King’s Singers have set the standard for the art of a cappella everywhere. They are the recipients of two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, the Midem International Classical Award and recent inductees into Gramophone magazines Hall of Fame.
The King’s Singers have always been lauded for their flexibility and the diversity of their repertoire, which includes a panoply of commissioned works by many of the supreme composers of our times – including Sir John Tavaner, Toru Takemitsu, John Rutter, Luciano Berio, Nico Muhly, György Ligeti and Eric Witacare. This love of diversity is reflected in the 50th anniversary release, Gold, a triple-album of new recordings featuring 60 tracks spanning over 500 years, celebrating the amazing musical heritage of The King’s Singers.
Performing sacred and secular repertoire from Gold, the celebratory programme will feature especially commissioned anniversary pieces by some of the world’s great contemporary choral composers, including Nico Muhly, Bob Chilcott and Alexander L’Estrange.
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and heart-gripping harmonies, The King’s Singers take you on a mesmerising musical trip from the Renaissance to now.
THE KING’ S SINGERS
Patrick Dunachie & Timothy Wayne-Wright, countertenor; Julian Gregory, tenor; Christopher Bruerton & Christopher Gabbitas, baritone; Jonathan Howard, bass