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Concert will feature new commissioned work

The King’s Singers will perform a piece co-commissioned by the Performing Arts Center during its concert Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Grammy-winning King’s Singers on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The all-male ensemble is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a program that includes the premiere of “To Stand in this House” by American composer Nico Muhly. The new work was co-commissioned by the Performing Arts Center and will feature UGA’s Hodgson Singers.

“We’re all very excited to be on this concert,” said Daniel Bara, director of the Hodgson Singers. “I have been a huge fan of the King’s Singers since my junior high school days and grew up going to live performances at Interlochen and the University of Michigan.”

The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 at King’s College, Cambridge. Since that time, they have won worldwide acclaim for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm. Each season the group tours across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans. The King’s Singers have won two Grammy Awards and were recently voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the concert are $30 to $56 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

A pre-concert lecture will be given 45 minutes prior to the performance. The lecture takes place in Ramsey Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

The Performing Arts Center is at 230 River Road on the UGA main campus in Athens.