"Renaissance Motels," "French Chansons," "Folk Songs," "English Madrigals" and "English Glees" are examples of what is to be performed by the Scholars of London. They will be performing live on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. in Fort Hays State University's Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Since their professional debut in 1970, the Scholars of London have given at least 2,000 concerts in more than 50 countries. They have performed in many of the world's most famous concert halls, including New York's Lincoln Center, London's Royal Festival Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall in London and the Brahmassaal in Vienna.
The name "Scholars" derives from the fact that the original members of the group all won scholarships to Cambridge University to sing in the famous choir of King's College Chapel. The Scholars of London began as an all-male ensemble, but in 1972 the group changed to include a female voice. The ensemble includes founding members David van Asch, bass and Robin Doveton, tenor. Kym Amps, soprano and Angus Davidson, counter tenor joined the group in 1983 and 1986 respectively.
Tickets for the program are available at the Student Service Center in the FHSU Memorial Union and will also be available at the box office on the night of the performance. Reserved ticket prices are: $10 general public, $8 senior citizens, under 18, and FHSU faculty/staff, and $6 FHSU students.
Unreserved tickets are $6, $4, and $2 respectively. Tickets may be charged on Visa, Master Card, or Discover by calling 785-628-5306.