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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.