THE KING’S SINGERS

Sun 6 Nov | Doors 3 pm for 4pm | From £20 / £10 Under 16s

To raise funds for St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, K Shoes Male Voice Choir is presenting a concert with the Internationally famous The King's Singers, also featuring K Shoes Male Voice Choir and a choir from Queen Katherine School, Kendal. This is a rare visit to our part of the country and you may never get another chance to hear locally the amazing sound of The Kings Singers entertaining  us from their wide ranging repertoire in support of this most worthwhile charity.

Who are The King’s Singers? The following should explain why you should be with us at our matinee at 4pm on Sunday 6th November 2016 to experience a wonderful concert of the best musical entertainment on offer!

Patrick Dunachie, Countertenor
Timothy Wayne-Wright Countertenor
Julian Gregory, Tenor
Christopher Bruerton, Baritone
Christopher Gabbitas, Baritone
Jonathan Howard, Bass   

Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognisable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers. 

The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores. 

In addition to performing to capacity audiences and creating highly regarded and much-loved recordings, The King’s Singers share their artistry through numerous workshops and masterclasses around the world.  In June 2017, the group will host their inaugural U.S. Summer School at DePauw University,, Indiana and in July 2017 will return for their 3rd U.K. Summer School at Royal Holloway (part of the University of London) where they are also Ensemble in Residence.   Among the work supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, A Carol for Christmas is a composition competition that seeks to encourage young and up-coming composers, giving the winners the chance for their piece to be performed in King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK). 

Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group were honoured in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca.  Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. 

Official website: www.kingssingers.com

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Venue: Kendal Leisure Centre
Burton Rd, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX

           

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