by Kara Steinman
The king'singers, one of the world's most sought-after and acclaimed vocal ensembles, will perform at Cedarville University’s Jeremiah Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Since their debut in 1968, the ensemble of six Englishmen, which was formed at King’s College in Cambridge (England), has performed one of the most diverse repertoires of any vocal group in the world. The king'singers enjoy singing Renaissance madrigals, transcriptions of orchestral classics, folk music in various languages, and popular songs. This wide-ranging repertoire is reflected in their more than 60 recordings. In January 2001, the king'singers received their latest Grammy award nomination in the category of "Best Classical Crossover recording" for their recent release Circle of Life. After three decades, the king'singers' full schedule of performances, recordings, and television appearances around the world continues to reflect their stylistic versatility and musicianship. The king'singers' 2000-2001 North American season features a remarkable number of orchestral engagements, including a return engagement with the Cincinnati Pops, with whom they have just recorded an album of Beatles compositions. The king'singers are familiar to American television audiences through their numerous television programs, including "Evening at Pops;" their own six-part series on A&E; and numerous appearances on the Tonight show, Today show, and PBS’ "Newton's Apple." The ensemble has been heard frequently on the American Public Radio and National Public Radio networks. Tickets are $6. To order, contact the Cedarville University Information Center at 937-766-4491. For more information about the king'singers', visit their Web site at www.kingsingers.com.