The King’s Singers, one of Great Britain’s most celebrated musical institutions, will start their North American Christmas tour in Marshall County. Their two-week tour will kick-off in the Black Squirrel City with a special Christmas concert.
The concert, “Joy to the World,” will be Friday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Marysville High School auditorium, 1111 Walnut. The concert is sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative.
The King’s Singers are one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles. With a discography of over 150 recordings, they earned a Grammy for their album, “Simple Gifts.” In June they were inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.
The six singers are best known for their spot-on vocal intonation, impeccable vocal blend, clear articulation, and distinct timing.
“We’re elated that we’re able to present this Christmas gift to our community,” said Wayne Kruse, the arts cooperative’s executive director. “Last year we brought in Turtle Island Quartet and Dallas Brass to help get people in the Christmas spirit. Their concerts wowed audiences. Believe me, people will not be disappointed by The King’s Singers. They’re phenomenal musicians and fantastic entertainers. This is an event for the whole family.”
Tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, Marysville. Seating on the orchestra level is reserved; tickets are $10.00 for adults or $5.00 for children 18 and younger. General admission seating is available in the balcony for $5.00.
“We are pleased with the amount of tickets we’ve already sold,” Kruse said. “Once tickets went on sale, we started getting phone calls from people in Lincoln, Omaha, Manhattan, and Kansas City. We predict that this concert will sell out so we’re encouraging people to buy tickets early.”
The arts cooperative received a grant from the Marysville Convention and Tourism committee to help promote the event. “We’re using these funds to attract people from outlying cities to come to Marysville for the day to dine, shop, and then enjoy a spectacular concert. Having a group of this caliber come to Marysville is good for many reasons including our local economy.”
Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office, 101 North 10th Street, or by calling 785-562-3101.