In the music industry where perseverance generally refers to anything that lasts longer than a year, the King’s Singers stand at the top. The original ensemble of six male vocalists was formed in 1968 at King’s College Cambridge by choral music students. Forty-four years later, the sextet has had only 24 total members, with baritone Christopher Bruerton being the most recent enlistee.
Over those 44 years, the ensemble has made over 150 recordings, with their studio album, Simple Gifts, receiving a Grammy® in 2009. During their current North American tour, the group will be stopping in Nashville for another CD project on the Naxos label, this time outside the studio in a live concert recording. “Pater Noster – A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer” will be performed in concert on Saturday, March 24th at Nashville’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. The program will explore a myriad of treatments of the Lord’s Prayer in music from composers through the ages: Byrd, Palestrina, Stravinsky, Bernstein, Tavener, Duruflé, and Poulenc et al.
For the project, Naxos has brought in producer John Hill who won a Classical Grammy® for “Best Engineered Album, Classical” last year for his work on the Nashville Symphony’s recording of Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony. MTSU grad Kevin Edlin will be the engineer for the recording.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:30pm in Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2001 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN. Tickets are $30.00 and are available online or by telephone 1-800-838-3006.