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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 01/15/14
The King's Singers.
(Photo courtesy of Benjamin Ealovega)
The acclaimed King's
Singers at Macomb Center
One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King's Singers, will perform at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
The King's Singers are a British a cappella, Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble. Celebrated worldwide, The King's Singers charm the audience with their delightful British wit, along with their stunning vocal performance. Composed of a bass, two baritones, a tenor, and two countertenors, The King's Singers are "unmatched for their sheer musicality and ability to entertain" (The Times, London).
Join them as they sing such classics as "Beyond the Sea," "My Funny Valentine," "When I Fall in Love," and so many more from the Great American Songbook.
Tickets are $48 gold circle, $43 house, and $20 student, ($58 pit seating). Seniors and military save $5 off regular priced tickets. Purchase tickets in person at the Macomb Center box office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday noon-6 p.m. The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is located on Macomb Community College's Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. Tickets and additional information, including a complete season schedule, are available online at www.MacombCenter.com or by calling (586) 286-2222.
The King's Singers were founded in 1968. They are named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where six choral scholars formed the group.
Most people know that today's King's Singers were young boys, or merely a glint in their father's eyes, when the group was founded.
Since 1968 there have been just 24 members of the group<a very low turnover<helping maintain the wonderful sense of stability and belonging that are a King's Singers good fortune.
Having gained popularity throughout the United Kingdom in the 1970s and early 1980s, they began to reach a wider international audience, appearing frequently on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in the U.S.
Today the ensemble travels worldwide for its performances, appearing in around 125 concerts each year, mostly in Europe, the U.S. and the Far East, having recently added the People's Republic of China to their list of touring territories.
With over 150 recordings, The King's Singers have earned both awards and significant critical acclaim, including a Grammy for their studio album Simple Gifts in 2009. In June 2013, the group's contribution to classical recording was recognized when they were selected as one of only two vocal ensembles to join the Gramophone Hall of Fame, marking their influence and inspiration across the years.
"Old school jazz vocal lovers should fall in love with this release (Great American Songbook), while the more contemporary listener can still find plenty to enjoy in this most celebratory release. Nothing to grind on here, the epitome of vocal perfection in every way."<CriticalJazz.com, Brent Black.