Published on February 5, 2014 by Sean FlyntSamford University’s Davis Architects Guest Artists Series, Birmingham Chamber Music Society and Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith will host the King’s Singers--one of the world’s premiere vocal ensembles--Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Samford’s Brock Recital Hall.
The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text, incisive timing and wit. They are also known by professional and amateur ensembles throughout the world for the more than two million pieces of sheet music they have published.
The Grammy-winning group champions the work of both young and established composers. Their current “Myths” tour offers a musically rich and diverse program related to the theme of how the world and humankind came to be in their present form.
The Samford concert will feature works by Thomas Morley, Giovanni Croce, Camille Saint-Saëns, Giovanni Gabrieli, Edward Johnson, Francis Poulenc, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Weelkes, Joby Talbot and popular American composers to be announced from the stage.
Davis Architects Guest Artists Series tickets are $25 ($10 for students). Buy tickets online at http://tickets.samford.edu or call the Samford Box Office at (205) 726-2853.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.