28 February, 7.30pm @ Perth Concert Hall •
Presented by Perth Concert Hall and St George’s Cathedral •
Perth Concert Hall and St George’s Cathedral is proud to present world-renowned vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers, when they bring their 50th Anniversary celebration tour to Perth for one performance only on 28 February, 2018. The King’s Singers will be joined on stage by the elite Perth choir, St George’s Cathedral Consort conducted by their Master of Music and Limelight Artist of the Year nominee, Joseph Nolan.
The King’s Singers first came together in 1968 when a group of six recently-graduated choral scholars from King’s College Cambridge gave a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank.
Over the following five decades, the ensemble has amassed a range of glowing reviews and awards, including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award and a place in Gramophone Magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. They continue to develop and showcase traditional choral repertoire; but their musical versatility enables them to incorporate other popular music into their performances as well. The diversity of their material, together with their unique brand of British charm continues to captivate audiences across the world.
A key feature of the group’s success has been the continuity of its membership. Including the current six singers, there have only been twenty-six King’s Singers since that first performance. This has enabled the techniques that guide every aspect of the group’s music-making to be inherited and refined without the readjustments that high turnover often causes.
This concert will feature repertoire from the ensemble’s latest CD release, GOLD, a 60-track recording divided across three albums themed as Close Harmony, Spiritual and Secular. GOLD will be released on 3 November 2017
The world may have changed profoundly over the last fifty years, but the King’s Singers of today remain charged with the same lifeblood – one that radiates the joy that singing continues to bring.
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