Susquehanna University Artist Series to Feature British Vocal Ensemble
Published on October 22, 2012
The Susquehanna University Artist Series will present a performance by acclaimed British vocal ensemble The King’s Singers Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, The King’s Singers boast an array of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Championing the work of both young and established composers, they remain consummate entertainers, a class act with a delightfully British wit. From Gesualdo and György Ligeti to Michael Bublé, The King’s Singers are instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.
With a discography of more than 150 recordings, The King’s Singers have garnered both awards and significant critical acclaim, including a Grammy in 2009 for their studio album “Simple Gifts.” Their latest album, “High Flight,” includes works they commissioned from Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott. The group has performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the Winter Olympics and appeared in its 2008 Christmas concert, which was broadcast on PBS. Among many appearances on the BBC is a televised performance at the 2008 BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tickets are available by visiting the Susquehanna University box office, located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby, or calling 570-372-ARTS, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $5 for non-SU students.
The Susquehanna University Artist Series has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists of dance, music and theatre for the university and larger community since 1902. The Artist Series seeks to encourage an aesthetic appreciation of diverse cultures as well as the artistic heritage of humankind. Performances are often linked in ways that advance intellectual engagement through master classes, lectures or content of the artistic presentation.
Karen M. Jones