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The King’s Singers perform Feb. 11 in Athens

POSTED: February 6, 2013 9:22 p.m.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present The King’s Singers at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in Hodgson Concert Hall.

The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble has been performing for more than 40 years and made more than 150 recordings.

Throughout their career, The King’s Singers have appeared in some of the world’s most famous concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie. Their 2013 touring schedule takes them to Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the United States, Canada, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Finland.

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’ incorporate music from Bach to the Beatles. The six members of the group are countertenors David Hurley and Timothy Wayne-Wright, tenor Paul Phoenix, baritones Christopher Bruerton and Christopher Gabbitas, and bass Jonathan Howard.

Theresa Chafin, a doctoral student in musicology at UGA, will give a free pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Tickets are $20-$39 with discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.


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