April 26, 2017

The Chorus of East Providence Invited to Perform in New York City’s Carnegie Hall with The King’s Singers

Posted

New York, N.Y. – March 20, 2017
Outstanding music program receives special invitation
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Ms. Beth Armstrong and The Chorus of East Providence have been invited to participate on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City as part of The King’s Singers Reunion Concert. This performance at Carnegie Hall is on Sunday, April 22, 2018. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Conductors Bob Chilcott and Simon Carrington will lead the performance and will serve as the clinician for the residency.
Why the invitation was extended:

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for
DCINY states: “The Chorus of East Providence received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording.
It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community.
This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”
The singers will spend 5 days and 4 nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the 5 day residency.” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Ms. Sandy Medieros at (401) 486-5443 or via email at sandramedeirospresidentcoep@gmail.com.

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.
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.
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.
DCINY Productions Founded by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.
Tickets For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 Ext. 307, or BoxOffice@DCINY.org.
Contact, Interviews, and Photos To acquire high-resolution images of DCINY performances at Carnegie
Hall and Lincoln Center for media use, interviews, and press requests, please contact Andrew Ousley at Unison Media at 212-707-8566 Ext. 316, or Press@DCINY.org.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment
Share!
Truly local news delivered to every home in town