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What the Dickens? It’s The King’s Singers!

December 4, 2013, 12:00 am

There’s something about this time of the year that seems to scream, “We need incredible vocalists who know what it means to harmonize beautiful!” Yeah, that’s pretty specific, but all the same, you’ve got to check out this performance from The King’s Singers. Founded in the ‘60s, The King’s Singers have been an ever-rotating cast of world-traveling choral masterminds who have commissioned works from some of today’s most popular and talented composers while keeping a foot rooted in the choral tradition.

There will certainly be majestic Christmas music (they’re British after all, and isn’t that where Christmas was invented? That’s a joke, letter-writers), but the true joy to hearing these six men sing is their pure commitment to impeccable harmonization.

Most recently, The King’s Singers launched a multi-song tribute to the Great American Songbook, as arranged by composer Alexander L’Estrange. It’s amazing how a group with origins some 50 years ago can breathe new life into longtime favorites, and some of these songs are as good as new.

Perhaps you’ve seen The King’s Singers perform on any number of television programs over the years and thought to yourself how great they sing or perhaps you’re just a sucker for a cappella beauty. Either way, live music isn’t always about getting fall-down drunk or hearing 25 songs about trains. This is your chance to hear some seriously beautiful music, Santa Fe, and we hope you don’t miss it.

-Alex De Vore

The King’s Singers 7:30 pm Friday, Dec. 6. $20-$55 Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, 131 Cathedral Place, 988-1234

 

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