Well, they’re awesome.
Six young men, all easy on the eye.
Six vocal talents combined to be easy on the ear. No, “easy” is the wrong word. They are wonderful, the harmonies, the voices, the ensemble. The progamme shows a quote from the BBC Music Magazine “… Voices of Spun Gold …”. I concur.
Patrick Dunachie (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Julian Gregory (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone) and Jonathan Howard (bass). The current people in The King’s Singers.
They’re putting together fifty hours of recordings for the 50th anniversary (in 2018) of the ensemble for this particular blend of voices and their chat is easy as they chat their way through the programme for the audience, giving it context and richness.\
The programme was fairly light, a mixture of British and American songs. I was expecting at least one South African number prepared for this tour, Sarie Marais, maybe? We got two. Pula, Pula! by Franco Prinsloo and Horizons by Peter Louis Van Dijk. Horizons is a superb work, a story of the San people of Africa welcoming the gods from the sea. It ripped my heart out. Exquisite!
There is nothing not to like. Worth every cent of the ticket price! Do not miss it if they are performing near you. Bloemfontein on 14 February, Cape Town on 15 February and Stellenbosch on 16 February 2017.
The Johannesburg Musical Society were one of the collaborating organisations for the tour and for the concert I attended on 12 February at the Linder Auditorium and it was truly wonderful to be able to attend this concert.
So, buy your ticket already!