One of the UK’s most popular a cappella vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers is set for a South African tour in February 2017
The King’s Singers’ South African tour, supported by North-West University (NWU), will take place in Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Stellenbosch between 9 and 16 February 2017.
This two-time Grammy-winning sextet, has in its previous incarnations, been on tour in South Africa five times in the past, between 1973 and 1997. Twenty years after their last appearance, this excellent ensemble promises to deliver a royal entertainment experience to South African music lovers nationwide.
The current line-up consists of Patrick Dunachie (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone) and Jonathan Howard (bass).
Audiences can expect a consummate entertainment experience as they are taken on an enchanting vocal journey through various musical styles – from classical, folk and popular music favourites to jazz and choral standards.
Says Professor Fika Janse van Rensburg, rector of NWU’s Potchefstroom campus: “The North-West University has always had a soft spot for the arts, and we have consistently concertsupported arts events and festivals that have enhanced Potchefstroom’s cultural life. Our PUK Arts department is thrilled to make the King’s Singers’ South African concert tour possible, because we believe this gives young people and the public valuable exposure to exceptional artists of their calibre.”
The six singers will also be conducting workshops for choirs at the North-West, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch universities, as well as for the Mzansi Youth Choir in Soweto. The King’s Singers member Christopher Bruerton says they are very excited about performing in South Africa and mentoring young choristers next year.
Sharing our passion with others, whether they are audiences or fellow singers, is an integral part of what makes this ensemble so special. It’s always incredibly uplifting to work with young singers – we learn as much, if not more, than we impart and always leave inspired and re-motivated.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the ensemble that has been dubbed “the world champions of a cappella singing” and “the kings of vocal art”, live in South Africa in 2017. Tickets range from R295 to R695 and can be purchased on www.computicket.co.za. Tickets for the Potchefstroom concert to be booked through www.artema.co.za
The King’s Singers South African tour dates:
- Pretoria: Thursday, 9 February 2017, at 19:30, at Unisa’s ZK Matthews Concert Hall. Book at Computicket.
- Potchefstroom: Friday, 10 February 2017 at 19:30, at the NWU Sanlam Auditorium. Book at artema.co.za.
- Johannesburg: Sunday, 12 February 2017 at 16:00, at the Linder Auditorium. Book at Computicket.
- Bloemfontein: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 at 19:30, at the Sand du Plessis Theatre, Book at the theatre or call 051 447 7772
- Cape Town: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 19:30, at the Hugo Lambrechts Concert Hall. Book at Computicket.
- Stellenbosch: Thursday, 16 February 2017, at 19:30, at Kruiskerk. Book at Computicket.
For more information, visit www.kingssingers.com