review of All the King’s Men

When I learned that All the King’s Men were coming to Ely, I knew we were onto a good thing and indeed we were. This impressive group of a capella (without accompaniment) singers produced sophisticated arrangements of popular and original songs while moving about the stage in fascinating tableaux, positively mesmerizing the audience as they did so.

As expected, last Saturday night they were amazing – they reached all expectations. Not only that, this time they explored the beauty of their voices more, singing some of the clearest and softest sounds I’ve heard, while as the evening progressed, they also maintained their customary exquisite  harmonic blends and complicated, often juxtaposed, rhythms.

The highlight of the evening was the glimpse they gave of the workshops they do and they invited the King’s School Barbers to join them in an impromptu performance of ’In The Jungle’. It is a testament to teacher Peter North and the King’s School Barbers that they could be treated as equals in this way and the performance was splendid. During the concert, the King’s School Barbers also sang a couple of songs from their repertoire and it was very pleasing to notice how this group has increased and developed under Peter North’s direction.

The next event at the King’s School Ely to enjoy is ‘Into the Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December. 01353653931 or email boxoffice@kingsely.org for tickets.KSE All the Kings Men Nov 15

 

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One Response to “review of All the King’s Men”

  1. bkpyett Says:

    Sounds captivating Roe! Pity we’re so far away…

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