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The King’s Singers Celebrate 50 Years with Hatfield Hall Performance

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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British Invasion: The King’s Singers will mark 50 years of award-winning a cappella performances at Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall on November 9.

Known for their life-affirming virtuosity and precise vocal blend, The King’s Singers will celebrate 50 years of award-winning performances at Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall on Thursday, November 9.

The British sextet has thrilled audiences around the world from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Carnegie Hall. Their enchanting harmony has earned them two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award and placed them in Gramophone magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Called “the superlative sextet” by The Times (London) and instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, The King’s Singers tour regularly in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Started in 1968 at King’s College, Cambridge, the group has remained true to its musical diversity with a signature combination of two counter tenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass.

Their appearance at Hatfield Hall is this season’s Al Schmidt Concert Series performance. Schmidt was a mathematics professor at Rose-Hulman for 47 years, and was a 1949 mechanical engineering alumnus. He also had a passion for music, serving as accompanist for the student Rose Chorus and being Commencement organist for several years. Schmidt donated a piano and organ to the Hatfield Hall Theater and White Chapel. He died in 2007.

A few tickets are still available. They are $25 for adults or $19 for those age 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before the show.