World renowned King’s Singers in Bath Abbey
Monday September 21, 2015
The King’s Singers, one of the world’s leading professional vocal groups will be performing in concert at Bath Abbey on Thursday October 8.
The concert is organised by Bath music man Grenville Jones to support the Three Ways School, Bath, Teacup Appeal to help students learn workplace skills and gain qualifications.
The King’s Singers have premiered more than 200 new works, including landmark compositions by Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, John Tavener and Eric Whitacre, and commissioned thrilling arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits. They are double Grammy award-winning artists, honoured for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light & Gold album on Decca. In 2013 they were chosen as one of only two vocal ensembles to enter the Gramophone Hall of Fame for their unique discography of over 175 albums.
Supporting the King’s Singers will be two of Grenville’s choirs, the 80 voices of THE Bath Chorus plus the 90 voices of The Welcome Choir. Members of the choirs come from across Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire.
David Hurley from The King’s Singers said:
“We are greatly looking forward to performing in Bath's wonderful Abbey on October 8th. We are also delighted that the concert will benefit Three Ways' Tea Cup Appeal.”
Grenville Jones added:
“Three Ways is a special needs academy offering a unique stimulating learning environment to pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities aged 3-18.
“This is a concert for everyone who loves choral music. The King’s Singers are, without question, one of the most highly regarded vocal ensembles in the world. It will be a very special evening of harmony.”
Tickets are on sale from Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 priced from £10.
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.