Virginia Arts Festival presents The King's Singers
Words and Images Courtesy the Virginia Arts Festival
When You Wish Upon A Star A King’s Singers Christmas A cappella programme for Christmas 2023 Thursday, December 14, 7:30pm Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond Sunday, December 17, 3:00pm Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk
Wrap up warm for an extra-special Christmas with The King’s Singers, as they perform festive music from their recent travels across the world, remember their spiritual home at King’s College, Cambridge, and celebrate some of the most important musical anniversaries of the last year - including 400 years of the great English composer, William Byrd, and 100 years of Disney magic.
This December, Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to welcome back The King’s Singers to three different cities. Tickets are on sale now at vafest.org, 757-282-2822, or in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk.
The King’s Singers are known and loved around the world, appearing regularly in festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, and they count among their many awards two Grammys, an Emmy, and a place in Gramophone Magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Create holiday memories with this legendary ensemble in your choice of venues in Williamsburg, Richmond, and Norfolk.
If You Go:
Thursday, December 14 – 7:30 pm Williamsburg Presbyterian Church 215 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185
Saturday, December 16 – 7:30 pm River Road Church, Baptist 8000 River Road Richmond, VA 23229
Sunday, December 17 – 3:00 pm Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 560 W. Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23507
More about The King’s Singers
Acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity, life-affirming energy and charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work, synonymous with the very best in vocal ensemble performance, appeals to a vast international audience. Performing to hundreds of thousands of people each season, the group tours regularly to Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. Instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing, The King’s Singers are consummate entertainers. Double Grammy® award-winning artists, the group was honored in 2009 for their Signum Classics release, Simple Gifts, and again in 2012 for their contribution to Eric Whitacre’s Light and Gold album on Universal/Decca. Recently voted into Gramophone Hall of Fame, rave reviews and repeated sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.
The group’s repertoire has evolved to become one of the most diverse and compelling imaginable. The King’s Singers have commissioned over 200 works, including landmark pieces from leading contemporary composers including Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, Sir James MacMillan, Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu, Sir John Tavener, Gabriela Lena Frank and Eric Whitacre. They have also commissioned arrangements of everything from jazz standards to pop chart hits, explored medieval motets and Renaissance madrigals, and encouraged young composers to write new scores.
About Virginia Arts Festival
The Virginia Arts Festival celebrates its 27th Anniversary in 2024. The largest performing arts organization in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the region's cultural scene, presenting great performers from around the world and making this historic region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world. Each season, the Festival presents over 250 performances, including free community events, student matinees, and workshops, with an annual attendance of over 110,000. Millions more are reached through international broadcasts of Festival performances on American Public Radio's Performance Today, nationally on PBS TV, and regionally on WHRO TV. Over 32% of ticket sales come from outside the region, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to local museums and attractions and filling regional hotels and restaurants. Estimated annual economic impact of the Festival exceeds $25 million.