The two-time Grammy-winning sextet – has in its previous incarnations – toured South Africa five times in the past, between 1973 and 1997. Twenty years after their last appearance, this excellent ensemble promises to deliver a royal entertainment experience to South African music lovers nationwide.
The Kings Singers South African tour, supported by North-West University (NWU), will take place in Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Stellenbosch between 9 and 16 February 2017.
The current line-up consists of Patrick Dunachie (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone) and Jonathan Howard (bass).
Audiences can expect a consummate entertainment experience as they are taken on an enchanting vocal journey through various musical styles – from classical, folk and popular music favourites to jazz and choral standards.
The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. In the past The King’s Singers have commissioned works by leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, Sir James MacMillan and Toru Takemitsuamongs others.
For their upcoming tour The King’s Singers have chosen to perform a work composed by South African composer Franco Prinsloo. Prinsloo, who writes Classical Contemporary music, Electronica, Cabaret, experimental music and pop says: “The King’s Singers are the best a capella male group in the world and I have been listening to their albums for most part of my life. To hear them sing one of my own pieces is a great honour and possibly the highlight of my composing career to date”.
The King’s Singers member Christopher Bruerton says they are very excitedabout performing in South Africa and mentoring young choristers next year: “Sharing our passion with others, whether they are audiences or fellow singers, is an integral part of what makes this ensemble so special. It’s always incredibly uplifting to work with young singers – we learn as much, if not more, than we impart and always leave inspired and re-motivated.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the ensemble that has been dubbed “the world champions of a cappella singing” and “the kings of vocal art”, live in South Africa in 2017. Tickets range from R295 to R695 and can be purchased on www.computicket.co.za. Tickets for the Potchefstroom concert to be booked through www.artema.co.za
The King’s Singers South African tour dates:
- Pretoria:Thursday,9 February 2017, at 19:30, at Unisa’s ZK Matthews Concert Hall. Book at Computicket.
- Potchefstroom: Friday, 10 February 2017 at 19:30, at the NWU Sanlam Auditorium. Book at artema.co.za.
- Johannesburg: Sunday, 12 February2017 at 16:00, at the Linder Auditorium. Book at Computicket.
- Bloemfontein: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 19:30, at the NG Gemeente, Univeritas. Book at Computicket.
- Cape Town:Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 19:30, at the Hugo Lambrechts Concert Hall. Book at Computicket.
- Stellenbosch:Thursday, 16 February 2017, at 19:30, at Kruiskerk. Book at Computicket.
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