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The King’s Singers

“A superlative vocal sextet that has retained immaculate blend, perfect tuning, and crystal diction” (London Times), The King’s Singers performs the widest repertoire in the musical world: more than two thousand pieces, including early motets, cutting-edge new classical music, and Broadway gems.

That repertoire is on full display at Duke Performances, beginning with masterworks drawn from two of the finest madrigal collections of the Renaissance: Italy’s Il Trionfo di Dori and England’s The Triumphs of Oriana. The King’s Singers then turn to a 20th century songbook, American classics written by the Gershwins and Rodgers and Hart.

Thomas Morley: Hard By a Crystal Fountain (from The Triumphs of Oriana)
Giovanni Croce: Ove tra l’Herbe e Fiori (from Il Trionfo di Dori)
Camille Saint-Saëns: Saltarelle
Giovanni Gabrieli: Se Cantano gl’Augelli (from Il Trionfo di Dori)
Edward Johnson: Come, Blessed Bird (from The Triumphs of Oriana)
François Poulenc: Un Soir de Neige
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Quando dal terzo cielo (from Il Trionfo di Dori)
Thomas Weelkes: As Vesta Was Descending (from The Triumphs of Oriana)
Joby Talbot: Leon
Goffredo Petrassi: Nonsense
George & Ira Gershwin (Arr. B. Chilcott): I Can’t Sit Down
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Arr. A. L’Estrange): My Funny Valentine
Charles Trenet & Jack Lawrence (Arr. A. L’Estrange): Beyond the Sea
Harold Arlen & Ira Gershwin (Arr. R. Rodney Bennett): It’s a New World
Harry Connick Jr. (Arr. R. Rice): Recipe for Love

  • Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium