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The King's Singers to perform
Feb. 13 in Fowler Center
Jan. 20, 2006 --
The King’s Singers will perform at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, on
the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Monday, Feb. 13,
at 7:30 p.m.
Formed in 1968, the group was named when the six founding members were
choral scholars from King’s College at the University of Cambridge. Over
the years only a few members have come and gone, and their repertoire
has remained all encompassing from medieval to renaissance, romantic to
contemporary, to folk and pop.
Renowned for their commitment to blend, balance and intonation in their
performances, the King’s Singers have become a prominent musical force
in the United Kingdom. The King’s Singers’ current library contains more
2,000 individual pieces.
“The King’s Singers are one of the world’s premier acappella singing
groups. We have worked diligently for three years to get the King’s
Singers here,” said Jerome Biebesheimer, director of Fowler Center.
Performing in many of the world’s major concert halls, they have
recorded more than 70 albums.
The list of venues where they have appeared includes European
cathedrals, the Hollywood Bowl, Shea Stadium and Windsor Castle for the
Royal Family. They have joined forces with many famous orchestras
including the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and,
most recently, the Cincinnati Pops with whom they have released an album
of Beatles music.
Each year, The King’s Singers performance around 100 concerts, traveling
about six months of the year. Following their performance in Jonesboro,
The King’s Singers will perform in Holland, Austria and throughout
Performance tickets for the Fowler Center concert may be purchased by
calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at
Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and
staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate
of $10 and $6.
For more information, call the Fowler Center at 870-972-3471.
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