Direct from England, comes Queen Elizabeth’s own personal six-part male voice acapella group to the Newberry Opera House stage. Don’t miss their only stop in South Carolina!
The Newberry Opera House is pleased to announce that The Queen’s Six will be in Newberry on April 10th, 201 8 at 8:00 P.M. With their gorgeous harmonies and charming good looks, it was hard for the Queen of England to share their talents with the world. This performance is one that you don’t want to miss especially since it is their only performance in South Carolina! Tickets are now on sale; you can purchase them online at www.NewberryOperaHouse.com or by calling the Box Office at (803) 276-6264. Ask the Box Office for more information on an abbreviated educational 1-hour performance that day at 11:00 A.M. for all ages.
The Queen’s Six were established in 2008, the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom they take their name. Elizabeth I was a great patroness of the arts, and often engaged the services of musicians to write and perform for her at court. The notable “six” from this era were Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, and Thomas Weelkes.
Based at Windsor Castle, all the members of the 21st century ‘Queen’s Six’ are also Lay Clerks of St George’s Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls. The Chapel Choir performs some eight services a week, as well as at private and state occasions, often before the Royal Family. This rare privilege demands the highest musical standards. Most significantly however, it is the familiarity of living and singing together every day in the Royal Chapel that lends this group its distinctive closeness and blend, as well as an irresistible informality and charm.
Now Dan, Tim, Nick, Dom, Andrew and Simon have come together to bring their unique style of entertainment to a much wider audience. Their repertoire extends far beyond the reach of the choir stalls: from austere early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals and haunting folk songs, to upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements.
On top of their very successful tour, the next big performance they will be embarking on is the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19th, 2018 at Windsor Castle in England.