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The King's Singers

Wisconsin Union Theater

Event Details

Saturday, April 14, 2018
7:30-11:55 p.m.
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
The King's Singers is this season’s Fan Taylor Memorial Concert. The King's Singers are widely acclaimed for their charm and diverse repertoire which includes over 200 commissioned works from the world's leading composers. Additionally, The King's Singers have commissioned arrangements from a breadth of musical genres: jazz standards to pop chart hits, medieval motets to Renaissance madrigals, even encouraging young composers to write new scores. The King's Singers were founded in 1968 at King's College in Cambridge, England and are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They continually wow audiences across the globe in over 125 concerts a year.  The group has won two Grammy awards and have entered the Gramophone Hall of Fame for their vocal artistry and excellence.  “Their vocal production was effortless, stylistically varied and beautifully blended.” - Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post Detailed information about each member of The King's Singers can be found on their website . The program is as follows: THE FAMILY The Prayer of King Henry VI | Henry Ley We are* | Bob Chilcott THE JOY OF THE RENAISSANCE Lagrimas de mi Consuelo | Juan Vásquez Dessus le marché d’Arras | Orlandus Lassus THE NEWCOMER Master of Music* | Toby Hession THE BEAUTY OF THE ROMANTIC ERA Die Nacht | Franz Schubert  Abendlied | Josef Rheinberger THE PHILOSOPHER Handmade Proverbs | Toru Takemitsu THE ROMANCE OF FOLKSONG Shenandoah | Trad arr. Bob Chilcott Lamorna | Trad arr. Goff Richards THE ENTERTAINER Quintessentially* | Joanna & Alexander L’Estrange THE FIRECRACKER Poor Roger |  Steve Martland THE VISIONARY To stand in this house* | Nico Muhly THE PARTY BAG Classic audience favorites and brand new surprises in their signature close-harmony style from the lighter side of The King's Singers' repertoire * = New anniversary commission