The Performing Arts Center will present The King’s Singers on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Tickets are $20-$39 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400.
Theresa Chafin, a doctoral student in musicology, will give a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble, The King’s Singers has been performing for more than 40 years, and the group has appeared in some famous concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie. The group’s touring schedule for the current season takes it to numerous countries.
The six members of the The King’s Singers are countertenors David Hurley and Timothy Wayne-Wright, tenor Paul Phoenix, baritones Christopher Bruerton and Christopher Gabbitas and bass Jonathan Howard.
The King’s Singers has a discography of more than 150 recordings. In addition to earning audience and critical acclaim around the globe, the ensemble has been honored with two Grammy Awards, winning in 2009 for best crossover album and in 2012 for best choral performance.
Equally adept at classical and contemporary repertoire, The King’s Singers’ programs can incorporate music from Bach or the Beatles.
“They make splendid use of vocal arrangements to tap into current cultural idiom,” wrote a New York Times music reviewer. “Fusing forms, timbres and styles, they turn education and entertainment into art and back again.”