Award-Winning, All-Male Choral Group Returns to Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 26, 2018 –The King’s Singers are returning to the Walton Arts Center stage on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm for a performance of holiday classics and songs from their newest album, Gold, which marks their 50th anniversary.
Tickets range from $12 to $42 plus applicable fees. Patrons can also purchase reserved parking in the Spring Street deck for $7. Tickets and parking can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
The group formed in King’s College, Cambridge, and had been singing together for some years in a variety of line-ups under a different name. On May 1, 1968, six recently-graduated choral scholars performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank in London, and that was the start of The King’s Singers and their five-decade-long career.
As former members of King’s College Choir, traditional choral repertoire pulsed through the veins of the founding members, and it has remained at the heart of the group's performances. But what really distinguished The King's Singers in the early years was their musical versatility.
They became a weekly fixture on prime-time television, celebrating popular music that was never usually touched by choral ensembles. Their unique British charm, combined with their musical craft captured audiences’ hearts the world over.
The group has consistently been welcomed on the world’s great stages – from London’s Royal Albert Hall to the Opera House in Sydney, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. They are ambassadors for musical excellence across the globe.
Their vocal make-up from the start was two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has never wavered from this formation. They still prize the precision of their craft, and musical diversity is among their most cherished trademarks. The King’s Singers last performed at Walton Arts Center in December 2010.
Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about The King’s Singers.