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The King’s Singers Bring Musical ‘Postcards’ To Spivey Hall

Lois Reitzes spoke with The King's Singers baritone Chris Bruerton (far right) ahead of their concert Nov. 22 at Spivey Hall.
Lois Reitzes spoke with The King's Singers baritone Chris Bruerton (far right) ahead of their concert Nov. 22 at Spivey Hall.
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Some travelers send postcards; other travelers collect them. The King’s Singers, on the other hand, could be considered world-class collectors of musical postcards.

The group – a six-man a cappella ensemble named after King’s College in Cambridge, England, where the group originally formed in 1968 – boasts nearly 50 years of world travels. One of the newest members, baritone Chris Bruerton, told Lois Reitzes that the group’s travels around the world inform their repertoire.

Bruerton said the idea for a musical postcards album came naturally to the group. He considers the aptly-named “Postcards” “a pretty good first go” at offering global audiences a cross section of their historic and diverse repertoire. 

Naturally, The King’s Singers are on the road again and their next stop is Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall on Sunday, Nov. 22. Bruerton called Spivey Hall “truly one of the great places to perform in the world.”

After their concert in Atlanta, the King’s Singers jet off to Germany for a series of concerts across Western Europe. Knowing the rigorous touring schedule already planned for the next several months, Bruerton mused, “I’m sure there will be ‘Postcards II’ around the corner at some point.”