Wayne State College

Black & Gold Series Features Spring 2024 Performance by The King's Singers

Published Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

The King's Singers
The King’s Singers concert will feature Renaissance, Baroque, Disney, and modern music.

The a cappella group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Ramsey Theatre. Tickets are available now.

Regarded as the gold standard in a cappella singing, The King’s Singers showcase their unrivaled talent Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building at Wayne State College. The concert is part of Wayne State’s Black & Gold Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are required for the performance. To secure tickets, visit www.wsc.edu/performing-arts and select “Purchase Event Tickets.” Tickets are $10 each. Wayne State students, faculty, and staff attend free, but must obtain a ticket using their NUID number on the ticketing website.

Renowned for versatility, skill, and musicianship, The King’s Singers embrace a rich heritage and pioneering spirit to create original works and unique collaborations. The group’s musical mastery features Renaissance, Baroque, Disney, and modern as well as more than 200 commissioned pieces by prominent composers such as John Tavener, Judith Bingham, and Eric Whitacre.

Current ensemble members include countertenors Patrick Dunachie and Edward Button, tenor Julian Gregory, baritones Christopher Bruerton and Nick Ashby, and Jonathan Howard, bass. The King’s Singers have maintained this voice formation since their debut. The group’s inaugural concert was in 1968 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with six choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge.

The King’s Singers perform more than 100 concerts annually across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. Their brilliant close-harmony has garnered two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. They have released more than 150 recordings and appeared on countless television broadcasts. In 2018, they launched The King’s Singers Global Foundation to support the creation of new music across multiple disciplines, coach a new generation of performers, and provide musical opportunities to people of all backgrounds.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.