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Six guys sing. Audience stunned (10 photos)

Sunday, February 24, 2013   by: Donna Hopper

The King's Singers, the U.K.'s most beloved choral vocal ensemble, performed to a near-sold out audience last evening at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre as part of the Algoma Conservatory's 21st concert season.

Originally formed in 1968 and named after King's College in Cambridge, England, the a cappella sextet boasts a repertoire of classical and pop that spans centuries, generations, continents, and languages.

David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), and Jonathan Howard (bass) stunned last night's audience with their presentation of Pater Noster, an elegant choral collection of works based on the Lord's Prayer from a variety of composers, including Heinrich Schütz, William Byrd, Igor Stravinsky, and Leonard Bernstein.

Following intermission, the ensemble finished with a set of pop selections, including I Can't Sit Down (Gershwin), Straighten Up And Fly Right (Nat King Cole), and Recipe For Love (Harry Connick Jr.).

The Grammy Award-winning King's Singers are currently on a world-wide tour with stops in South America, Germany, Russia, and Finland, and their performance at the renowned Carnegie Hall this past Monday quickly sold out.

For more information about The King's Singers, please click here

To learn more about the Algoma Conservatory of Music, it's programming, and upcoming performances, please visit here

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