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The Lawrence University Artist Series will start its 2004-05 “Performing Arts at Lawrence” season with a performance by the vocal ensemble, King’s Singers. The concert will take place on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

Founded at King’s College in Cambridge in 1968, the King’s Singers are one of the world’s most sought-after and acclaimed vocal ensembles. Known for presenting diverse programs encompassing a wide range of repertoire, they have performed throughout North America in such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in the major halls of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Internationally, the King’s Singers uphold a strong presence across most of the globe. The group has performed in the major halls of London, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Beirut, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mexico City, among other cities.

This extraordinary vocal ensemble is equally at home singing Renaissance madrigals, transcriptions of orchestral classics, folk music in various languages and popular songs; this wide-ranging repertoire is reflected in the ensemble’s more than 70 recordings, which have won several Grammy nominations. In addition to their sold-out concerts in recital orchestral and festival venues worldwide, the King’s Singers are also familiar to American television audiences through their numerous television appearances, including Evening at Pops with the Boston Pops, their own six-part series broadcast on A&E, and numerous appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show and The Today Show.